International Conference on Integrated Management of the Adriatic/Mediterranean-Black Sea Coastal Areas and theDanube/Sava Rivers Basins

Ljubljana, 11-13 November 2010-05-24

Project proposal (case studies) :

GIS Technology ,Eco and Risk Management in the Danube River Basin

Project goal

Creating a methodological procedure of a common management of the Sava and Danube river basins with the aim of preserving and improving the water quality.

Currently no methodology exists that would allow for a comprehensive impact assessment of human interventions in the Sava and Danube river basins. Each country has developed its own methodological tools – and they are normally implementations of major European directives. This makes common management with this river basin very difficult.

Water management is closely related to space management. Therefore the common river basin management must be complemented with common space management. Space management in this context means management, control, forecast and analysis of processes. Of course, national, regional, cultural and other identities must be preserved in accepting each state’s sovereignty.

The way to achieve this goal is the use of GIS tools. They, however demand a common methodology. Only in this way can the obtained results be analyzed in the right way.

Space management includes emergency state management – especially when a natural disaster occurs. And also in this case, the GIS tool presents itself as a perfect means of preparing oneself for the unexpected, managing the conditions in the time of a disaster and assessing the environmental impacts.

Project description

Environment has a great impact on man in similar way that a man impacts the environment. Population growth, the fast pace of agricultural, urban and industrial development increases the pressure on global and regional environment; the impact of the human factor has never been greater throughout the history of mankind. The factors that have an impact on the environment are numerous and differ from each other according to the development stage the society is in. To manage and diminish them, tools, methods and analyses are needed that will help us compare, analyze, model and track the data on environment change. Such tools enable and enhance environment protection and are of great help to scientists – as a means of fast communication and as a means of preventing the consequences, and to politicians to make rapid decisions.

GIS enables successful management, integration of immobile properties with accounting procedures, space information management, and stabilization tools. It offers solutions for asset management in a number of ways: visualization and location determination of properties, it offers a unified database – this enables search for suitable terrain for objects and infrastructure construction.

This allows the countries to more rapidly implement geospatial technologies. Property management today plays an important role in company management. GIS offers more than just ‘traditional mapping’; it offers informational support in decision making. Business processes such as grid planning and property management are joined together in a ‘web model’. And when we analyze the data obtained, GIS becomes a tool.

GIS enables monitoring of environment quality on a local or regional level. Its advantages are the capability to collect and assess large amounts of different data groups, the ability to use the data in a more efficient way and consequently enable better decision-making.

The draft was prepared by: dr. U.Rakić; dr. G.Vižintin, J.Podobnik

Upcoming International ECPD Institute events and activities:


Program of the Conference

15 - 16 October 2020