Dams, Ships and Rivers

  • Key threats to the Danube in the IAD perspective: No.2: Hydrowpower: The last lowland floodplains are endangered by large projects. Article published in: IAD Danube News 15/May 2007, pp. 4-7.
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  • Danube Floodplains and the Hydropower Station Gabèíkovo: Deficits in hydrology (sediment transport, groundwater) and biology. Lecture at the International Workshop "Hydrology and Limnology - another boundary in the Danube River Basin" in Petronell, Austria, 14-16 October, 2004.
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  • Gabcikovo - 10 Years After the Conflict: 24 October 2002 marked the 10th annual day for the operation of the Gabcikovo hydrodam system. For years, this project was one of the hottest water disputes in Europe but until today a conflict resolution is pending. More on Gabcikovo

  • New Framework for Future Dam Management: Challenges with the implementation of the EU WFD, looking at the example of the Vranov dam at the Czech Dyje river. Danube Watch no. 1/2003)

  • WWF 2002: Waterway Transport on Europe's Lifeline, the Danube. Impacts, Threats and Opportunities.
    Part A: River Ecosystem.
    Part B:
    Waterway Transport Needs.
    This comprehensive assessment (of the effects of waterway transport on the natural environment of the Danube river as well as of the status of European inland waterway transport with focus on the Danube) presents 11 Ecological Conflict Areas for Waterway Transport Development from Bavaria to Ukraine and the changed needs of the European
    transport market.


  • Zinke Environment Consulting (1999c): Donau- Oder - Elbe: Living Rivers oder Kanal.
    Eine aktuelle Analyse aus Naturschutzsicht. Im Auftrag des WWF. Wien. 35 Seiten.
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  • ZINKE A. (1999a): Dams and the Danube: Lessons from the Environmental Impact. Presentation at the Prague Forum on 26 March 1999 of the World Commission on Dams. 18 pages. Published at: www.dams.org and on the WCD CD-Rom.

  • WWF (1997): How to Save the Danube Floodplains: The Impact of the Gabcikovo Hydrodam System over Five Years. WWF Statement. 51 pp. Vienna.
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  • Kern, K. & A. Zinke (2000): Rehabilitierung der Donau im Bereich des
    Kraftwerks Gabcikovo (Rehabilitation of the Danube in the Reach Affected by the Hydropower System of Gabcikovo). In: Bundesamt fur Naturschutz (Hrsg.): Angewandte Landschaftsokologie, H. 37. Bonn: 177-186. (Tagung "Renaturierung von Bachen, Flussen und Stromen"; 24.-25.11.1999 in Neuhaus).
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  • ZINKE A. (1994): Chances and Risks for the Development of the Danube with Regards to the Hydropower Plant of Gabcikovo. In: Zborník prednások medzinárodnej konferencie Ekológia Dunaja. P. 164-175. Bratislava.

  • ZINKE A. (1994): Die Rolle der NGOs bei der Bewahrung der Donau-Auen vor weiteren Zerstörungen. In: Lebensraum Donau - Europäisches Ökosystem. Tagungsdokumentation des internationalen Kolloquiums in Ulm. Beiträge der Akademie für Natur- und Umweltschutz Baden-.Württemberg, Band 17: 153-159. Stuttgart.

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