Restoration of the Danube River Basin Waters for Ecosystems and People from Mountains to Coast

DANUBE4all will develop a fundamental and fully public Restoration Action Plan for the Danube basin as lighthouse project of the Mission “Restore our ocean and waters by 2030”. This Action Plan will be informed by testing in Demonstration Sites and knowledge exchange in Danube Synergy Sites (cooperation sites with other e.g. LIFE projects). It will furthermore give a vision for upscaling restoration to the whole Danube Basin and inspire replication of restoration solutions in Associated Regions.

The overall aim of DANUBE4all is the combined societal co-creation and science-based development of a Danube Basin Restoration Action Plan that integrates inhabitants’ interests, ecological status and biodiversity improvement and ecosystem connectivity, economic interests flood and drought risk reduction, and enhancement of sediment continuity. It will form an important basis for the next update of the Danube and national River Basin Management Plans (DRBMP), the Danube Flood Risk Management Plans and the future National Restoration Plans.

Project partners

Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien
Zentrum fuer Soziale Innovation GmbH
Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Geologie Marina
Odessa State Environmental University
Ecologic Institut gemeinnuetzige GmbH
Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Ruder Boskovic Institute
University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Vyskumny Ustav Vodneho Hospodarstva
Stichting Deltares
Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Delta Dunarii
The University of Stirling
Univerza v Ljubljani
Danube River Network of Protected Areas
WWF Vilag Termeszeti Alap Magyarorszag Alapitvany
World Fish Migration Foundation
via donau Österreichische Wasserstrassengesellschaft mbH
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
WWF Romania
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Limited
CIVITTA Strategy & Consulting SA
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Associate Partners

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
Flussgebietsgemeinschaft Donau
River Collective - Verein für die interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit zum Schutz der Flüsse
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
WWF Slovensko
Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development
Bayerisches Landesamt fuer Umwelt
Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus
North-Transdanubian Water Directorate
Middle-Danube Valley Water Directorate
Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
Slovenian Water Agency
Ministry of Education and Science
Global Network of Water Museums
Danube Commission
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Generalsekretariat der ARGE Donauländer
Stadt Wien - Magistratsabteilung 45
Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority
Sustainable Development Association of Tulcea County
Asociatia "Ivan Patzaichin - Mila 23"

Short Profile


(Dept. 2) Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Research Domain
Aquatic Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
Aquatic Ecosystem Services and Sustainability
Contact person

Martin Pusch

Programme Area Speaker
Research group
Functional Ecology and Management of Rivers and Lake Shores

Sonja Jähnig

Head of Department
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography

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