Our group of allies is increasing! Artists raise their voices against the total destruction of Balkan rivers – they want to see them protected, not dammed.
The river Sava, with a length of 926 km and a catchment area of over 97,800 km², the largest tributary of the Danube by discharge, is an outstanding ecological corridor connecting several Balkan countries and protected areas along it course.
In the frame of the project “Sava Parks II - Freedom for Sava”, two feasibility studies for potential restoration and revitalization options along Sava River have been carried out, based on knowledge derived from the Sava Whitebook.
This feasibility study covers the Sava river stretch between Brežice (Slovenia) and Rugvica (Croatia). Moreover, the scope was extended by a small area around the derivation channel Sava-Odra, that is an important flood protection measure for the city of Zagreb.
The concept of this study foresees to provide a nature-based solution to current floodplain developments and promotes the idea of an ecological alternative to current spatial planning and challenges like river bed incision.
This study was conducted by REVITAL (Austria).