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The Danube: A River Basin in Transition

Series: Geojournal Library Volume: 40

By: Irene Lyons Murphy(Author)

288 pages, illustrations


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #69839 | ISBN: 0792345584
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Paperback | Oct 2012 | #210941 | ISBN-13: 9789401063258
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Tensions in parts of the Danube River Basin, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and elsewhere demonstrate the need for international agreements which will help stabilize and improve economies, governments, and environmental management within the countries in transition and across national borders. An instrument of peace, a Convention which establishes a Commission to oversee natural resource protection among all basin countries, is about to be adopted and implemented. The Danube: A River Basin in Transition covers in detail the readiness of the countries to participate and the programs funded by international agencies, and suggests ways to stimulate the slow and uneven government and investor response to conflicts. It reviews the approach and successes and failures of current programs funded by the European Commission, the Global Environment Facility, and US AID, and suggests ways to improve such assistance for maximum effect within the countries themselves. The Danube: A River Basin in Transition has equal value to two sets of audiences:

- specialists in many disciplines, scientists and technicians, and their colleagues in public and private sector policy-making who deal full-time with transboundary natural resource problems at a practical level in the Danube region or in regions elsewhere
- those concerned about the future economic and political stability of the east European and CIS countries and their ability to meet EU environmental and other criteria, including investors in public and private projects.


1. Danube Management in Transition: An Overview. Part One: Managing River Basins: Benefits and Challenges
2. A Rationale for Basin Management
3. Four Basin Studies
4. A European Model for the Danube? The Rhine. Part Two: The Danube Basin, Pre-Transition
5. The Danube Before Communism
6. Political and Economic Issues under Communism
7. Environmental Policies in the Danube Region, 1947-1989. Part Three: A New Day for the Danube, 1990-1992
8. Joint Danube Programs: 1990-1992
9. The Danube Program, Phase I. Part Four: Politics, Economics and the Environment
10. Setting New Agendas in the Danube Basin
11. Bulgaria
12. Croatia
13. Czech Republic
14. Hungary
15. Romania
16. Slovak Republic
17. Slovenia
18. Moldova
19. Ukraine. Part Five: Long-term Commitments
20. Protection: Agreement and Programs
21. The Danube Convention and its Commission
22. Database and Information Systems
23. Civil Society and the Environment
24. Investing Strategically in the Basin: 1995-2005
25. Transition to the Commission
26. Installing an Instrument of Peace: Recommendations

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