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Building the link between flood risk management planning and climate change assessment in the Sava River Basin

Final workshop on Pilot project on Climate Change adaptation: Building the link between the Flood Risk Management planning and Climate Change assessment in the Sava River Basin

The project aims to address, through expanded and strengthened collaboration among the countries in the Sava River Basin, issues of transboundary management of floods, taking into account the impacts of climate change under different scenarios and the perspective adaptation measures envisaged.

The Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB), the basic document that encompasses the collaboration of the Parties, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia in the field of water management in the Sava River Basin, has been supplemented by the Protocol on Flood Protection to the FASRB (hereinafter: the Protocol), signed in June, 2010. The Protocol presents the aims of the Parties in the field of sustainable flood protection, supported by the Permanent Expert Group for Flood Protection (PEG FP) of the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC), namely the development of a Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) in the Sava River Basin in accordance with the EU Floods Directive, as well as with the UNECE Guidelines on Sustainable Flood Prevention, under coordination of the ISRBC.

The pilot project fits very well into the ongoing ISRBC initiatives and provides a strong support to the common activities of the Sava countries in flood risk management in time of changing climate and is in line with the Protocol.


  • Facilitating organizations: International Sava River Basin Commission (Mr. Dragan Zeljko and Mr. Dejan Komatina), UNECE (Ms. Sonja Koeppel, Ms. Francesca Bernardini and Mr. Bo Libert)
  • Local partners: National institutions of the Parties (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia), responsible for the FASRB implementation

Project duration: 2.5 years, Start: June 2010, End: December 2012

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