Steps Towards Integrated Water Management in the Sava River Basin

Authors

  • Momir Paunović University of Belgrade, Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade
  • Emilia Mišíková Elexová Water Research Institute/VUVH, Nábrežie arm. gen. L. Svobodu 5, 81249 Bratislava 1
  • Jarmila Makovinska Water Research Institute/VUVH, Nábrežie arm. gen. L. Svobodu 5, 81249 Bratislava 1
  • Janez Ščančar Department of Environmental Science, Jožef Štefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Jelena Vićanović Public Company "Vode Srpske", Miloša Obilića 51, 76300 Bijeljina
  • Ivan Vučković Elektroprojekt d.d., Alexandera von Humboldta 4, 10000 Zagreb
  • Iva Vidaković Elektroprojekt d.d., Alexandera von Humboldta 4, 10000 Zagreb
  • Tea Zuliani Department of Environmental Science, Jožef Štefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Stjepan Grđan IGEA d.o.o., Frana Supila 7b, 42000 Varaždin
  • Radmila Milačić Department of Environmental Science, Jožef Štefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Samo Grošelj nternational Sava River Basin Commission, Branimir Centar, Kneza Branimira 29/II, 10000 Zagreb
  • Miroslav Očadlík Water Research Institute/VUVH, Nábrežie arm. gen. L. Svobodu 5, 81249 Bratislava 1

Keywords:

Sava River Basin, water management practice, international cooperation, biological data, water quality, ecological status

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review data and activities related to water management within the Sava River Basin and contribute to more effective management practices within the basin. The particular focus was given to monitoring of ecological status, availability of biological data and the design of a biological database as part of an information system established within the frame of activity of the International Sava River Basin Commission. The main goal is to provide the basis for establishment of basin wide actions for cooperation on data collection and effective sharing of information. Based on the review of the development of routine water quality monitoring procedures and ecological status assessment methodology within the Sava River Basin, it can be concluded that during the last ten years considerable progress has been achieved. There is a general lack of high quality data needed for river basin management planning within the SRB. This is specifically the case for biological data. Combining results on measurements of biological and parameters with physico-chemical, chemical and hydromorphological parameters, is of crucial significance for the decision making process in water management. The proposal of a conceptual database for biological records was also presented as a basic step for designing a functional information system for environmental data.

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Published

2016-03-31

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Paunović, M., Mišíková Elexová, E., Makovinska, J., Ščančar, J., Vićanović, J., Vučković, I., Vidaković, I., Zuliani, T., Grđan, S., Milačić, R., Grošelj, S., & Očadlík, M. (2016). Steps Towards Integrated Water Management in the Sava River Basin. Water Research and Management, 6(1), 3–10. Retrieved from http://wrmjournal.com/index.php/wrm/article/view/186

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