Towards the assessment of ecological status of water bodies in the Sava River Basin, STAWA in relation to the „START-Danube Region Project Fund" of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (2015-2016)

Start-Danube region project fund: "Towards the Assessment of Ecological Status of Water Bodies in the Sava River Basin – STAWA” No. 09_PA04_C1, 2015-2016.

Understanding of complex river system, such as the Sava River Basin (SRB), is an important task for its proper management. Natural and socio-economic heterogeneity contributes to complexity of the task. The availability of proper information and cooperation of institutions (governmental, research, educational and non-governmental) is the crucial goal to be achieved in order to provide solution for successful management of waters. This is the main objective of the project entitled “Towards the assessment of ecological status of water bodies in the Sava River Basin” (STAWA – No. 09_PA04-C1) supported under the START – Danube Region Project Fund. The STAWA project has brought together six partners – Jožef Štefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Elektroprojekt d.d., Zagreb (Croatia), Water Research Institute, Bratislava (Slovakia), Public Institution “Water of Srpska”(Bosnia and Herzegovina), Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade (Serbia) as a Leading Partner, as well as the International Sava River Basin Commission with joint vision – to provide the basis for establishment of basin wide actions for cooperation on data collection and effective sharing of information on ecological status in the SRB.
The STAWA project started on 1st of April 2015 and it was finished in March 2016.
The final report with annexes is available at:


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