The Roadmap of Priority Area 4 of the EUSDR contains Action 5, “To establish buffer strips along the rivers to retain nutrients and to promote alternative collection and treatment of waste in small rural settlements”. Hungary was identified as primary responsible actor for this Action (beside PA4 and the ICPDR) The Priority Area 4 of the EUSDR decided to make further assessment and studies to contribute and fulfil its duties concerning Action 5 of the Action Plan. For this reason and partially based on Hungarian governmental funds, a contract with an international research organisation, Czech based Justice and Environment was concluded to prepare a complete research document analysing the situation in the Danube basin on alternative collection and treatment of wastewater in small rural settlements for the utilization of PA4.
This report has been prepared by Association Justice and Environment, on the request of PA4 of the EUSDR.
Author: Dr. Sándor Fülöp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
National expert reports are prepared by:
Austria: Birgit Schmidhuber (Ökobüro, email@example.com)
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Muhamed Mujakic (Law Institute B&H/Pravni institute, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNOPS United Nations Office for Project Services
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