ZAGREB, May 17, 2018 – A 1.6 million euro joint project of Croatian and Serbian institutions aimed at reducing flood risks was formally launched at the Hrvatske Vode water utility on Thursday.
The project is called “Integrated Cross-Border Monitoring and Management Systems for Flood Risks, Environmental and Biodiversity Protection and Forestry through Transboundary Forest Retentions and Other Measures”.
The Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia – Serbia 2014-2020 finances 85% of the project, while the rest comes from the Croatian and Serbian partners and World Wildlife Fund Adria.
Implementation began on 1 September 2017 and lasts until 29 February 2020. The project covers the Sava river basin along the Croatian-Serbian border.