|Project title||Supporting civic participation in decision making processes in order to save our waters|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||WWF Hungary|
|Postal address||1399 Budapest, pf. 694/112|
|Project manager||Gruber Tamás|
|Project timeframe||July 12th, 2013 - April 16th, 2014|
|Amount of support||7,494 €|
The project aimed at realizing the civic control of the 2013-2015 River Basin Management Planning and revision period based on the shortcomings of and lessons learned in the previous (2009-2013) period in order to ensure the enforcement of conservation considerations, with a special focus on the connections to the EU's Floods Directive. Issues how daily practice of water management affects the quality of water bodies were explored through field investigations on the rivers Marcal, Raba, Drava and Bodva, based on which reports were compiled in the case of Marcal and Bodva, and proposals were formulated for Drava and Raba. Through these studies as well as 4 expert and civil meetings the promoters has managed to formulate proposals, discuss and organize the experiences with the involvement of the most active NGOs and experts of the field, gain insight into the government's policy and planning work, explore funding issues, and highlight issues where further lobbying is needed. Experts and decision-makers of the field were continuously informed about the findings while in order to support a more effective advocacy work of NGOs a guide has been produced.