Why all this?

Water is indispensable – it’s a truism. Water means life, health, nature and leisure. But it is
easy to forget how important good water really is: drinking water for people, water as a raw
material for food manufacturers, industrial water, water for irrigation.

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Twinning project

Clean rivers, lakes and groundwater are essential for good life conditions. Unfortunately, a lot of natural rivers have disappeared during the last decades and water pollution has become an increasing threat to man and nature. In 2000, the European Union introduced the “Water Framework Directive“. Polluted water shall get clean again, and healthy waters should remain in this status.

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Field trip

In mid-September, a team of 20 German and Serbian experts travelled throughout Serbia. Their
mission: biological monitoring of Serbian waters. Their challenge: finding out different water qualities at different locations.
„We are investigating several streams and rivers. In the mountains it is interesting to see some near-natural streams.

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