Hydrological and Meteorological Issues

The International Sava River Basin Commission (Sava Commission) assures access to high-quality and up-to-date hydrometric data that are the foundation for effective water management in the Sava River Basin. National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), environmental regulators, researchers and the public routinely rely on river discharge, precipitation, lake/reservoir levels and other hydrometric data to underpin their provision of flood warnings, water resource assessments, riverine transport information, management of aquatic ecosystems and much more.
2003 NHMSs from the Parties of the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin, together with NHMSs from Albania and Montenegro, initiated activities for data exchange and development of flood/drought monitoring and forecasting system in the Sava River Basin
2006 The Sava Commission has strongly supported cooperation among countries for improved data exchange and flood forecasting and warning services and started with preparation of the Hydrological Yearbooks for the Sava River Basin
2012 The Sava Commission started to coordinate joint hydrometric measurements on bordering sections
2014 The Policy on the Exchange of Hydrological and Meteorological Data and Information in the Sava River Basin, fully consistent with Resolutions 25 (Cg-XIII) and 40 (Cg-XII) of World Meteorological Organization, signed by hydrometeorological services and water agencies
2015  Hydrological Information System - Sava HIS has been developed
2016 Development of additional functionalities for purposes of the sediment discharge data exchange, with support of the UNESCO Regional Office from Venice (Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River as a Showcase)
2017 Improvements of the real-time data exchange for purposes of the flood forecasting, with support of the WBIF and World Bank project (Improvement of Joint Actions in Flood Management in the Sava River Basin)