Interested in the future of Serbian Water Resource Management?

Have your say online until 30.4.2020

Belgrade, Feb 2020 – A good quality and quantity of water is the basis for drinking water for everybody as well as for the needs of agriculture and industry. Additionally, rivers and lakes are important for recreation and tourism as well as for natural habitats and biodiversity. Therefore, the management of the valuable resource water is a key issue for a sustainable future. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) asks EU Member States to ensure good status of all water and provides guidance for the balance between protection and usage.

The Republic of Serbia as an Accessing State to the EU started to develop a plan for the improvement of national water management. Central part of the planning process is the active involvement of all parties touched by this topic, i.e. all water users.

As foreseen by the Water Framework Directive the necessary basis for the further planning process in Serbia are “the Work Programme and Timetable for the development of the River Basin Management Plan as well as the “Report on significant water management issues”.

Involvement and comments possible online until 30.4.2020

These documents have been prepared by the Serbian water management bodies in close cooperation with the EU Project “Support to policy planning in water management sector”.

The background documents are available under the following link: http://www.rdvode.gov.rs/javne-rasprave-plan-upravljanja-vodama.php .

Comments to the documents are welcome until April 30th 2020 and can be sent via odv@minpolj.gov.rs.