Sava River Basin

The Sava River Basin is a major catchment of the South-Eastern Europe covering the total area of approximately 97,700 km2. The Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB) is the basis for transboundary cooperation for sustainable development of the region and its implementation is coordinated by the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC).

The joint Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) is currently in the first cycle of planning and has the aim of decrease of harmful consequences of floods on cultural-historical and religious heritage, among all other flood receptors, including the following UNESCO designated sites: Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia), Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards in Žabljak-Plužine (Montenegro) and in Perućac-Rastište-Hrta (Serbia), as well as Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps in Ig (Slovenia).

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro

All the key stakeholders will develop governance tools to test how cooperation among regions and institutions can bring effective solutions against flooding events in trans-boundary river catchments which do not fit the boundaries of individual states.

SHELTER will help to collect data on CH within the flood hazard areas from the relevant national institutions within the Sava River basin to integrate CH in DRM policies and to develop a comprehensive regional methodology which also include post disaster needs assessment for CH.

Most vulnerable sites to floods and climatic changes located in the Areas of the Mutual Interest for flood protection (AMIS), in accordance with the Protocol on flood protection to the Framework Agreement, will be duly analysed as a case study of the project.