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Understanding Dredging

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Our Policy Work on ICPDR

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) is a transnational body, which has been established to implement the Danube River Protection Convention. The ICPDR is formally comprised by the Delegations of all Contracting Parties to the Danube River Protection Convention, but has also established a framework for other organisations to join.

In 2000, the ICPDR contracting parties nominated the ICPDR as  the platform for the implementation of all transboundary aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). The work for the successful implementation of the EU WFD is therefore high on the political agenda of the countries of the Danube river basin district. In 2007, the ICPDR also took responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the EU Floods Directive in the Danube River Basin.

CEDA’s role

We have an official non-governmental observer status on ICPDR. Whenever we can and there are  sediment related issues discussed, we try to delegate a CEDA representative to attend these meetings. ICPDR is represented on the CEDA Environment Commission (CEC) and receives all CEC information.

You can access a range of guidance documents relevant for dredging, published by international bodies where CEDA has an official observer or stakeholder status here.