Living rivers, living sediment, living cooperation
Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia submitted a UNESCO application for the world's first 5-country biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube in April 2020. With a total area of 930,000 hectares and a length of 700 kilometres, the wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube will become the largest river protection area in Europe.
IDES - Improving water quality in the Danube river and its tributaries by integrative floodplain management based on Ecosystem Services
The IDES project aims to develop and implement a transnational integrative ecosystem service approach to improve water quality management and thus to generate win-win-situations for multifunctional floodplains instead of trade-offs.