In January 2017, the transnational DanubeSediment (Danube Sediment Management - Restoration of the Sediment Balance in the Danube River) project was launched. Goal of the project is to improve the sediment management in the Danube River and its tributaries. Directorate for Inland Waterways participates as a project partner. The project is co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF and IPA). DanubeSediment ends on 30 November 2019.

Up-to-date information can be found under www.interreg-danube.eu/danubesediment

The transport of sediments is a natural process in river systems. Over the past decades, human activities within the Danube and its tributaries have led to strong changes in the natural sediment load. These changes negatively influence important water management issues such as flood risk, inland navigation, ecology and hydropower production.

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) has recognized a lack of sediment management in the Danube River Basin Management Plans of 2009 and 2015. However, since the Danube flows through ten countries from the Black forest to the Black Sea, the holistic management of sediment and water requires a basin-wide transnational approach.

To tackle this challenge, 14 partners from nine countries came together in the DanubeSediment project. Their goal is to improve water and sediment management as well as the morphology of the Danube River. Beginning in January 2017, the 2-and-a-half-year project has a budget of 3.56 million €. DanubeSediment is co-funded by the European Union (ERDF and IPA funds) via the Danube Transnational Programme.

Closing knowledge gaps: The project team will begin with collecting sediment transport data in the Danube River and its main tributaries. This data provides the foundation for a Danube-wide sediment balance that will analyse the sinks, sources and redistribution of sediment and their impacts.

Strengthening governance: A main project result will be the first “Danube Sediment Management Guidance” (DSMG). This document will deliver key contributions to the 3rd Danube River Basin Management Plan and the 2nd Danube Flood Risk Management Plan. Both plans are developed by the ICPDR.

As main beneficiaries of DanubeSediment, stakeholders will regularly be involved in developing the project, e.g. through national and international workshops. A “Sediment Manual for Stakeholders” (SMS) will focus on target-group specific measures for improved sediment management in navigation, hydropower generation, flood risk management and river basin management.

Project's Legend
Start date 01.01.2017.
End date 30.11.2019.
Overall budget 3.558.581,62 €
Call number Call 1
Priority Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Speficic objective Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention


Budapest University of Technology and Economics

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

General Directorate of Water Management

National Administration "Romanian Waters"

National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management

Bavarian Environment Agency

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Executive Agency “Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River” EAEMDR

Croatian Waters - Legal entity for water management

Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia

Water Research Institute

Technical University of Munich, Chair of Hydraulic Research and Water Resources Management

Jaroslav Černi Institute for the Development of Water Resources

Republic of Serbia Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure - Directorate for Inland Waterways

Associate partners

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


International Sava River Basin Commission

Danube Commission DC

WWF World Wild Fund for Nature Hungary
WWF Hungary

Water management construction, state enterprise

Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests

VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

Slovenian Water Agency DRSV
Slovak Water Management Enterprise, s.e.

For detailed information on Plovput’s participation in project Danube Sediment please contact our coordinator:

М.Sc Ivan Mitrovic
+381 11 30 29 842

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Why is sediment so important for a river? Find out more about sediment in the Danube and learn about the causes for and impacts of a changed sediment balance. The video is produced by the DanubeSediment project [http://www.interreg-danube.eu/danubesediment], which brings stakeholders together to improve the mangement of sediment in the Danube. [VIDEO]

Danube Sediment Video

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