Flowing Freely

Flowing Freely

How to improve access to environmental information and enhance public participation in water management

April 2007 | Print | Brochure

This brochure distills the challenges identified and the approaches developed to address them during a 28-month effort to increase public access to environmental information and promote the participation of citizens and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in protecting the Danube River and its tributaries. The work was part of a larger effort to reduce pollution from nutrients and toxic substances in five Danube River basin countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia (at the start of the project, Serbia and Montenegro). The project focused particularly on supporting public involvement in river basin management planning, as required by the European Union’s Water Framework Directive and the Aarhus Convention.