Contributions to Proceedings:

M. Breiling:
"Sustainable Development in the Danube Region and the Role of European Frameworks for Water and Landscape";
in: "Spatial planning for the sustainable development pf particular European areas", M. Breiling (ed.); issued by: Council of Europe, CEMAT; Coucil of Europe, CEMAT, Sofia, 2002, ISBN: 92-871-5187-3, 67 - 72.

English abstract:
Neglected landscapes or polluted waters are indicators of a non sustainable development. Ecological, social and economic criteria have to be considered together if we aim a sustainable development throughout the Danube region with 18 European countries involved. There is a public consensus on ecological principles like in the Danube Protection Convention of 1994 but economic and social standards differ dramatically.
Some basic figures related to water and the use of water on the Danube basin scale conducted from different sources are presented to provide a basic understanding why a regional sustainability is not in view in the near future. However, regional sustainability will alter if we succeed to narrow the existing gaps of today in a continuous process.
Beside the heterogeneity of this region, a major issue is the scale of intervention. Recent European frameworks from the year 2000, the water framework directive on the overall scale and landscape convention on the community scale can develop commonly to an efficient public instrument, if they set common priorities for interventions.

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