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Overview of the Sava Commission activities

Overview of the Sava Commission activities
International Roundtable on Protection and Sustainable Use of Trans-boundary Waters in South East Europe, 15-16 December 2011, Zagreb, Croatia

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Int. Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management, 15-16.12.2011, Zeljko Dragan Int. Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management, 15-16.12.2011, Zeljko Dragan Presentation Transcript

  • International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Extreme phenomena – Floods pOverview of the Sava Commission activities Dragan Zeljko, ISRBC Deputy Secretary for integrated RBM and water planning
  • Overview• Legal basis for action (Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB) and the Protocol on flood protection)• Activities / Projects of the Sava Commission• Concluding remarks g International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 2
  • FASRB• Signed in 2002, ratified in 2004 g ,• Parties to the FASRB: Sl, HR, BA, RS• Objective: Transboundary cooperation T b d i for sustainable development of the region g• Specific goals: – To establish an international regime of navigation – To establish sustainable water management – To prevent/limit hazards (floods, droughts, ice and accidents) and reduce/eliminate their negative consequences International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 3 View slide
  • Sava Commission• FASRB implementation coordinated by the Sava Commission• Broadest scope of work among European river commissions• Coordination of: – Development of joint / integrated plans for the Sava RB – Establishment of integrated systems for the SRB – Preparation of development programs for the Sava RB International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 4 View slide
  • Protocol on flood protection to the FASRBP l fl d i h• Signed in 2010 - Ratification ongoing (BA√)• Protocol regulates the issues of sustainable flood protection in the Sava RB caused by: (a) natural phenomena such as high flows of rivers, as well as ice jamming, (b) artificial impacts• the Parties agree to cooperate on: (a) Preparation of the Program for development of the FRMP in the Sava RB; (b) Undertaking of Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment; ( ) (c) Preparation of Flood Maps; p p ; (d) Development of Flood Risk Management Plan in the Sava RB; (e) Establishment of the Flood Forecasting, Warning and Alarm System; (f) E change of information significant for sustainable flood protection; Exchange info mation fo s stainable p otection (g) Implementation of all measures and activities of mutual interest, originating from planning documents or activities from items (a) to (f) above or other mutually agreed measures and activities. b th t ll d d ti iti International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 5
  • Flood Management• Sava Flood Action Plan (2009) – Example of cooperation on basin- subbasin level – First elaboration of measures International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 6
  • Flood Management• Linking FRM and the climate change assessment in the Sava RB – Setting the basic elements of the Sava FRMP by • Preparing the overview of already completed or ongoing activities regarding flood risk management planning in the Sava River Basin, the Danube River Basin and UNECE region; • Identify and assess existing legislation, strategies and plans related to FRM planning and climate change adaptation (transboundary and national); l d l h d ( b d d l) • Assessing data and information needs for preparation of joint Sava FRMP; • Preparing an initial flood vulnerability assessment of the Sava RB; • Preliminary identification of possible adaptation measures; • Preparing a draft Program for preparation of the first Sava FRMP; – Financed by UNECE – Implementing period: 2010-2012 International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 7
  • Flood Management• Flood forecasting,warning and alarm system for the Sava RB – Initiatated in 2003 – Cooperation of relevant national institutions including HM services – Estimated costs: 2,2 mil EUR (without equipment) – Funding: not allocated yet (contacts with WMO) International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 8
  • Flood Management• Hydrological model of the Sava RB and the hydraulic model of the Sava r. – Initial models prepared in cooperation between USACE and Sava Commission – Proposal for the 2nd phase prepared – Expected commencement in 2012 International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 9
  • Flood Management• Hydrological model of the Sava RB and the hydraulic model of the Sava r. – Dec2009 unsteady model results (Mapping) International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 10
  • Hydro-meteorological Issues• Advances in the exchange of hydro- meteorological information• Hydrological Yearbook of the Sava River Basin (the first since 1986)• Planned projects (2012 – 2015) – Hydrological Study for the Sava River Basin (th first since 1976) Ri B i (the fi t i – Est. Costs: 1,0 mil EUR – Funding: not alocated yet g y International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 11
  • Climate change impacts• Water and Climate Change Adaptation Plan (WATCAP) for the Sava RB– Financed and implemented by WB– Expected finish in 2012– Project components: – Historic Climate Trend Analysis (Task 1) – Characterization of future climate scenarios (Task 2) – Hydrologic Model Including Data Gathering and Scenario Modeling (Task 3) – Guidance Notes (Task 4) for specific sectors incl. Flood management – WATCAP International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 12
  • River Basin Management• Preparation of the Sava RBM Plan (EU WFD) – Sava River Basin Analysis Report with Annex II: Flood management in the Sava RB – Plan drafted, public consultation to start in December 2011 – Adoption expected by the end of 2012 International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 13
  • Concluding remarks• Advatages of cooperation in the Sava Commission: – Good platform to solve regional/basin problems – Exchange of information/experiences – Possibility f d P ibili of development of integrated systems l fi d – ...• Chalenges / possible obstacles: – Differences between the Parties in the process of EU accession and related obligations – Financing of priority projects/strategic studies • The enhancement of the fund-raising efforts possible through strengthening g p g g g the ties and cooperation among, and with, the relevant national bodies – Intersectoral cooperation in the countries International Roundtable on Transboundary Waters Management Zagreb, December 15-16, 2011 14
  • Contact InformationInternational Sava River Basin CommissionKneza Branimira 29/II10000 ZagrebCroatiawww.savacommission.org 15