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The Danube : A River Basin in Transition - I.L. Murphy

The Danube

A River Basin in Transition

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Published: 30th June 1997
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Tensions in parts of the Danube River Basin, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and elsewhere demonstrate the need for international agreements which will help stabilize and improve economies, governments, and environmental management within the countries in transition and across national borders. An instrument of peace, a Convention which establishes a Commission to oversee natural resource protection among all basin countries, is about to be adopted and implemented. This book covers in detail the readiness of the countries to participate and the programs funded by international agencies, and suggests ways to stimulate the slow and uneven government and investor response to conflicts. It reviews the approach and successes and failures of current programs funded by the European Commission, the Global Environment Facility, and US AID, and suggests ways to improve such assistance for maximum effect within the countries themselves.
The book has equal value to two sets of audiences:

  • specialists in many disciplines, scientists and technicians, and their colleagues in public and private sector policy-making who deal full-time with transboundary natural resource problems at a practical level in the Danube region or in regions elsewhere;
  • those concerned about the future economic and political stability of the east European and CIS countries and their ability to meet EU environmental and other criteria, including investors in public and private projects.

Prefacep. xi
Danube Management in Transition: an Overviewp. 1
Managing River Basins: Benefits and Challenges
A Rationale for Basin Managementp. 9
Four Basin Studiesp. 15
A European Model for the Danube? The Rhinep. 37
The Danube Basin, Pre-Transition
The Danube before Communismp. 45
Political and Economic Issues under Communismp. 53
Environmental Policies in the Danube Region, 1947-1989p. 61
A New Day for the Danube, 1990-1992
Joint Danube Programs: 1990-1992p. 71
The Danube Program, Phase Ip. 81
Politics, Economics and the Environment
Setting New Agendas in the Danube Basinp. 87
Bulgariap. 103
Croatiap. 117
Czech Republicp. 125
Hungaryp. 137
Romaniap. 147
Slovak Republicp. 159
Sloveniap. 171
Moldovap. 179
Ukrainep. 189
Long-term Commitments
Protection: Agreement and Programsp. 197
The Danube Convention and its Commissionp. 203
Database and Information Systemsp. 213
Civil Society and the Environmentp. 219
Investing Strategically in the Basin: 1995-2005p. 225
Transition to the Commissionp. 231
Installing an Instrument of Peace: Recommendationsp. 241
Glossaryp. 259
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780792345589
ISBN-10: 0792345584
Series: GeoJournal Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 30th June 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.29