About International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) is a transnational body which has been established to implement the Danube River Protection Convention. The ICPDR is formally comprised by the Delegations of all Contracting Parties to the Danube River Protection Convention, but has also established a framework for other organisations to join.
In 2000, the ICPDR contracting parties nominated the ICPDR as the platform for the implementation of all transboundary aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). The work for the successful implementation of the EU WFD is therefore high on the political agenda of the countries of the Danube river basin district. In 2007, the ICPDR also took responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the EU Floods Directive in the Danube River Basin.