FAST DANUBE – Technical Assistance for Revising and Complementing the Feasibility Study regarding the Improvement of the Navigation Conditions on the Romanian-Bulgarian Common Sector of the Danube and Complementary Studies

Transnational project (BG, RO) The proposed project concerns the Romanian – Bulgarian common section of the Danube, where some of the most critical bottlenecks of the Danube are located. The overall objective of this Feasibility Study is to identify technical solutions to be implemented in order to ensure at least minimum fairway parameters for the benefit of safe and efficient traffic on this Danube stretch throughout the year. During the study solutions for each critical section will be identified based on field measurements, hydrological modelling etc.

SWIM – SMART Waterway Integrated Management

Transnational project (RO, BG) Over the last two decades, the reliability and cost-effectiveness of Danube transportation deteriorated tremendously. The severest restrictions to navigation occurred on the Lower Danube, in the common Romanian – Bulgarian Danube sector. Three locations are especially critical: Calafat, Bechet and Corabia. Capital dredging measures are planned for each of these sections.

DREAM – Danube River Research and Management

Transnational project (CZ, AT, SK, HU, HR, RS, RO, BG, UA) The project DREAM provides the umbrella for a set of research topics. The objective is to establish adequate hydraulic laboratories, improve computer-based simulations and establish commonly agreed field study sites along the Danube for the research of hydrodynamics, sediment transport, morphodynamics and ecological processes in the various reaches of the Danube river.