The Mission of the Danube Regional Project
The overall goal of the Danube Regional Project (DRP) is to improve the environment of the Danube River Basin, protect its waters and sustainably manage its natural resources for the benefit of nature and people.
The DRP helps 13 Danube countries implement the Danube River Protection Convention primarily through reducing nutrient and toxic pollution and strengthening trans-boundary cooperation in the most international river basin in the world.
Through its partnerships with governments, industry, NGOs and local communities, the DRP provides both technical and financial support. It also ensures, through sophisticated public participation and communications activities, that all Danube stakeholders are aware of relevant issues and can put their concerns into action.
Implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the DRP is part of the 95 million USD GEF Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube/Black Sea Basin, one of GEF's largest and perhaps most ambitious water-related projects in the world. The GEF Partnership supports the goals of the Commissions for the Danube and Black Sea to reduce nutrient and toxic loads to levels necessary to allow Black Sea ecosystems to recover to 1960s conditions.