Hrvatske vode, Legal entity for water management
Hrvatske vode is a public institution with the mission of water management in Croatia to protect the lives, health and property from flooding and to ensure permanent availability of water through optimizing the economic and environmental benefits on the principles of sustainable development.
Hrvatske vode manage all affairs related to water management on the state level and on the level of river basin districts: varying from preparation of conceptual solutions, planning, gathering resources and financing works up to organizing actual works, organizing flood defence and other forms of protection from adverse effects of water as well as performance of certain affairs related to organization and control of water exploitation and water protection. Hrvatskevode manage water estate and water structures and perform public authorities under which they issue water rights and other acts, conclude contracts on concessions and contracts on exploitation of public water estate etc.
The first organization for water management in the territory that is now the Republic of Croatia was established more than 140 years ago. It was called Flood Protection Association (Nasipsko društvo) in Darda established for the purpose of performing regulation and other types of work for protection from adverse effects of the Drava River. This period has seen great changes in state, political and legal systems, which in turn brought about changes in the organization of water management. Water associations and communities, different administrations, interest groups, companies, work organizations and other forms of organizations were established and then dissolved and it was not until 1965 that organized approach to water management was established.
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Green Osijek, Association for Nature and Environment protection
Association for Nature and Environment protection Green Osijek is an independent, non-party and nonprofit association which was founded in Osijek in 1995. Since establishment Green Osijek is engaged in partnerships and activities/projects of environment conservation and sustainable development. Until 2014. more than 40 projects were implemented and some of them were international in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia. The Association’s vision is a just and ecologically sustainable society which ensures high quality of living and coexistence of people and nature. During the nineteen years of work Green Osijek has carried out actions and campaigns that were focused on nature conservation, educational, volunteer actions, sustainable energy resources, waste management and sustainable transport. Today Green Osijek is one of the most active associations for nature and environment protection in Eastern Croatia (Slavonia and Baranja region).
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Since more than 50 years WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) focuses on conserving critical places and species that are particularly important for the conservation of the earth’s biodiversity as well as on reducing the negative impact of human activity, i.e. our ecological footprint. The Drava River is one of the key areas where WWF Austria is working for more than 20 years on a transboundary level and with a wide range of partners to achieve better protection and management of the river. The WWF involvement and support ranges from EU Life funded river restoration projects (e.g. upper Drava or Mura in Austria) to the international Drava River Declaration (Maribor 2008) as well as the creation of a Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube to protect and sustainably manage about 1.000.000 hectares of riverine landscapes along the lower courses of the Drava and related Mura and Danube sections which are among Europe’s most ecologically important river ecosystems, the so called “Amazon of Europe”.
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Public Institution for Management of Protected Natural Areas and Ecological Network in Virovitica Podravina County
Public Institution for management of protected natural areas and ecological network in Virovitica Podravina County was founded in 2002 and since then takes care of the protection, presentation and promotion of protected natural areas but also manages 16 natural sites and ecological network in the area of Virovitica – Podravina County. The Drava River is the most valuable protected area in Virovitica – Podravina County and the most activities and several EU funded projects over the past 5-6 years were focused on preserving the stability of natural ecosystems, as well as the revitalization of the areas which are or have been exposed to negative human activities in the past. Public Institution invests great effort to increase awareness of local people about the importance of conservation, emphasizing the welfare of protected areas for quality of life, but also their economic and tourism potential.
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Public Institution for Management of Protected Natural Values in Varaždin County
Public Institution for Management of Protected Natural Values in Varaždin County manages 26 protected natural areas in Varaždin County, as well as Ecological network Natura 2000 areas. Main activities of the Public Institution along Drava River in Varaždin County are connected with the management of the Drava park – forest in Varaždin and Regional Park Mura – Drava. Public institution has experience in several EU funded projects (e.g. Three Rivers = One Aim).
Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Values in Koprivnica – Križevci County
Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Values in Koprivnica – Križevci County performs the activities of protection, maintenance and promotion of protected areas with the goal to protect and preserve the pristine nature, to ensure the continuum of natural processes and sustainable management of natural resources. Institution manages 15 protected areas in Koprivnica – Križevci County and 15 Ecological network, NATURA 2000 areas. Public Institution has experience in several EU funded projects related to protection and preservation of protected areas (e.g. NATREG SEE).
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