Cooperating towards Advanced MAnagement ROutines for land use impacts on the water regime in the Danube river basin - CAMARO-D



Water management is a central issue for the Danube Region and requires strong coordination and cooperation across different countries and sectors. Additionally, floods and water scarcity are future challenges to be tackled in an integrated way.


The main objective of CAMARO-D is to provide the initial action to set framework conditions for transnational catchment-based cooperation. The development of transnational guidance for functional land use management (GUIDR), will be lined out in a best practice catalog. In this way, the aims of River Basin Management Plans for the transnational Danube basin will be supported.


The project will develop comprehensive recommendations towards a strategic policy for the implementation of an innovative transnational catchment-based “Land Use Development Plan” (LUDP) for the Danube River Basin.


CAMARO-D outcomes will therefore eventually provide important inputs for the further development of EUSDR. To underline the importance of its implementation,  a Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the Final Conference in Vienna in June 2019.


Regional pilot actions will be carried out, followed by the organization of different learning interactions: workshops and pilot-specific training with relevant stakeholders in selected pilot areas for sharing of new know-how and adequate measures for application, cross-sector stakeholder workshops, and training.


The following pilot areas were selected:

  • AT: Groundwater field Steyr, Catchment area Raab/Gnas, upper Styrian enns Valley, Hochschwab
  • SI: Ljubljanso barje – Well field Brest, Iska River
  • RO: Putna River Basin, Black River hydrographic basin
  • BG: Ochindolska Reka
  • HR: Kupa river catchment area
  • CZ: Reservoir Brno waterhsed / Svratka River Basin
  • DE: Conventwald
  • RS: Catchments of Gruza and Grosnica reservoir, Catchment of Garasi and Bukulja reservoirs




Number of partners: 12 ( ERDF, 1 IPA and 9 ASPs).

Total project Budget: 2 588 138.36 EUR

Funded by: INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme; Programme co-funded by the European Union

Project Duration: 01/01/2017 – 30/06/2019

Project Lead Partner: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Contact Person: Mr Hubert Siegel

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