9th Ordinary Meeting of ICPDR

The representatives of the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) attended the 9th Ordinary Meeting of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) (http://www.icpdr.org), which was held in Vienna, Austria, on December 11-12 2006.The ICPDR granted the observer status to the ISRBC allowing its participation in the activities of the ICPDR and its expert bodies for an unlimited time period.

The representative of the Secretariat of ISRBC provided an overview of the activities in the past year. The Executive Secretary of ICPDR stressed the need of a very close cooperation in future between the ICPDR and ISRBC. The ICPDR acknowledged and took note of the positive efforts towards achieving the more intensive cooperation in the Sava River Basin, and in particular the efforts of the countries to prepare a River Basin Management Plan in the framework of the ISRBC.