Study Visit on Transboundary Cooperation

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Apr 23–29, 2017


Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia


Regional Environmental Center (REC)


Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)



The "Study Visit on Transboundary Cooperation" will take place on April 23-29, 2017, across Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. The visit is been organised within the framework of the regional project "Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management" (WaterSUM) project, and more specifically through Action 2 of the "Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer" (WaterPOrT) project component, which focuses on dialogue and communication among stakeholders and regions related to integrated water resources management (IWRM).

The study visit targets ministry representatives (e.g. heads of unit  and decision makers) from Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt who deal with water management cooperation issues in a transboundary context and at national and international levels.

The main objectives are to improve dialogue on shared water resources and to attain a common understanding on how cooperation and coordinated action can help water managers to mitigate water concerns with potential transboundary impacts.

The study visit will include a number of meetings with water authorities in charge of transboundary cooperation in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia to facilitate the exchange of information and the transfer of knowledge between countries and regions. The participants will also visit the International Sava River Basin Commission Secretariat in Zagreb to talk about cooperation in the Sava River Basin. They will also talk about the coordination of activities led by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) that concern the wider Danube River Basin. Collaboration efforts involving other relevant river basins and sub-basins will also be explored during the study visit.