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  • 01.11.01: Commission gives new impetus to environmental co-operation in The Danube - Black Sea region
  • 04.10.01: A new strategy for the bulgarian danube islands will ensure the protection of natural floodplain forests
  • 14.09.01: New study on the pollution of the Black Sea
  • 12.09.01: International River Drava Day September 28, 2001
  • 12.09.01: Trilateral RAMSAR platform Morava-Dyje floodplains
  • 12.09.01: Hungary designates two new RAMSAR sites on the Slovak border
  • 11.07.01: The 2nd European Water Congress in Barcs, Hungary ( July 11ht-19th 2001)
  • 08.07.01 : The Tisza river, 18 months after the disaster. (fr)
  • 30.06.01: Austria to use Danube for sustainable transport
  • 14.06.01: 2nd Round of Danube Lawsuit in The Hague (IRN)
  • 13.05.01: Dam Decommissioning in Czechia
  • 05.05.01: Eastern European governments pledge to improve Danube and encourage sustainable development
  • 23.04.01 : Croatia : Minister of Environment canceled a dam project on the Drava river
  • 18.04.01 : Danube River: UNIDO allocates funds for pollution reduction
  • 04.02.01: Court upholds protection of river Danube
  • 01.02.01 : Baia Mare: Ein Jahr nach der Giftflut: Die Natur erwacht aus dem Koma
  • 01.02.01 : Baia Mare : one year after the disaster, nature is slowly recovering (german)

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18.04.01 : Danube River: UNIDO allocates funds for pollution reduction

The UN Industrial Development Organization has allocated $150,000 to an ongoing program for pollution reduction in the Danube River Basin. The project was initiated with $1 million in funds from the UN Development Program and the Global Environment Facility. Experts had identified 130 major manufacturing plants in the Danube River Basin, which were contributing to cross-boundary pollution that included persistent organic pollutants. Twenty of the enterprises will be assisted in upgrading their technological capacity by applying the UNIDO Program on Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology. At the conclusion of the project, it is expected the enterprises will have begun a technology-upgrading program so they can comply with the environmental standards of the Danube River Protection Convention, while still managing to remain competitive
[Editor's note: The Danube Delta (Romania) was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991.]
Source: UNIDO :

01.02.01 : Baia Mare: Ein Jahr nach der Giftflut: Die Natur erwacht aus dem Koma

WWF: Boeden in Rumaenien sind noch immer verseucht
Waehrend die betroffenen Fluesse sich nach der Unfallserie in rumaenischen Bergwerken besser als erwartet erholt haben, sind die Boeden rund um die Goldmine nach wie vor extrem hoch mit Schwermetallen belastet. Dieses Fazit zieht die Umweltstiftung WWF am ersten Jahrestag des Unfalls in der rumaenischen Goldmine in Baia Mare. Nach dem Bruch eines Staudamms einer Deponie mit fluessigen Abfaellen hatte damals eine Giftflut mit hoch giftigen Cyaniden und Schwermetallen Zufluesse der Donau auf einer Laenge von mehreren hundert Kilometern verseucht. In der Folge verendeten mehrere Tausend Tonnen Fisch. Weitere aktuelle Informationen finden Sie hier.

WWF Deutschland, Rebstoecker Strasse, 55 60326 Frankfurt. Tel.: 069/791 44 0 Info@wwf.de

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