Nutrient Management in the Danube Basin and its Impact on the Black Sea


Project Duration:
01.02.2001 – 31.1.2005

Contact person:
Matthias Zessner



  • Institute for Water Quality and Waste Management, TU Wien, Austria


  • Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania
  • Stichting Waterloopkundig Laboratorium, Delft Hydraulics, Delft, Netherlands
  • Bureau of Sustainable Agriculture, Hanhofen, Germany
  • Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture - Varna, Bulgaria
  • Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany
  • Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources Management, TU Wien, Austria
  • Institute for Land and Water Management, Petzenkirchen, Austria
  • Institute for Marine Research, University Kiel, Germany
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece
  • National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”, Constanta, Romania
  • Institute for Water Pollution Control, Vituki, Budapest, Hungary
  • Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
  • Institute of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, TU Wien, Austria
  • Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Water Problems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Department of Systems Ecology, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • ICPDR has the status of a continuous observer

short description

In cooperation with research groups from Danube riparian countries and other European countries, the EU project daNUbs was carried out under the coordination of the Institute of Water Quality. Based on the

    Identification of sources and input pathways of nutrient emissions in the Danube catchment,
    quantitative mapping of the transport of nutrients via the Danube into the Black Sea
    and the modeling of the influence of nutrients on the Black Sea

concepts for the improvement of nutrient management in the Danube catchment were developed.

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