Interdisciplinary Methods for the sustainable development of Danube Region, Gorizia, 13rd - 22nd April 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Paoletti Sergio

Foreword

Panariti Loredana

Foreword

Brumat Stefano, Frausin Diana

Introduction

Winiwarter Verena

The 2013 DIAnet International School, its aims and principles against the background of the sustainability challenges of the Danube River Basin


Project proposals

Barna Cristian Radu, Čjepa Damir, Codromaz Federica, Gajski Goran, Kodnik Danijela, Kopliku Dema, Kulyk Nataliya

Workgroup A. BioBricks. The Fate and Effetct of Sewage Sludge-Based Bricks on Human Health and Water Resource Quality

Bikit Kristina, Gueorguiev Tzvetelin, Hajdarih Avni, Maras Ivana, Zádori Iván, Zilahi Péter

Workgroup B. Green and Integrated Transport on the Danube River, Extending and Enhancing the Existing Motorail (Car Trains) System in the Danube River Basin (Drb)

Bossi Emanuele, Gierlinger Sylvia, Kišjuhas Aleksej, Morić Milovanović, Oros Sršen Ankica, Žikovšek Darja

Workgroup C. Implementing organic food production in the DRB

Basha Rozafa, Galànti Júlia, Savi Tadeja, Škorić Marko, Tahir Nuri Ali, Tošić Marina

Workgroup D. Artificial Green Floating Islands

Dato Gaetano, Hill Katalin, Mavelli Massimo, Pop Ana-Maria, Torkar Gregor, Zwitter Žiga

Workgroup E. Argonauts – Restoration of Ancient Inland Waterways to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Borderlands

Crupi Valentina, Dima Ştefana Maria, Galesic Morena, Mihalca Izabela Amalia, Palenčikovà Zuzana

Workgroup F. DeWOS (Danube Wellbeing Operation System), The Development of a Decision Support System for Wellbeing in the Danube River Basin


Perini Giorgio

EU Macroregional Strategies

Zaccaria Claudio

Acknowledgements and Farewell

Details

Sustainable Development (SD) in the Danube River Basin needs an Interdisciplinary approach. Researchers must be able to identify, analyse and take into account the legacies of the past and the long history of human interactions with the environment in this densely inhabited region. This introductory contribution to DIANET 2013 maps the 7 pillars of the EU strategy for the Danube onto the ‘magic triangle’ of SD. Finding solutions requires understanding the present situation through the study of socio-natural sites. Such sites form by interaction of humans and the river system. Practices result in material arrangements which are created and kept in working condition by human actions. Benign or wicked, short- or longstanding legacies can be distinguished, their fate determines the potential for sustainable futures.

Stefano Brumat, expert in EU Funding he works at the University of Trieste where he attends to the Development and Management of EU-financed regional and trans-national projects. He is the project creator of DIAnet – Danube Initiative & Alps Adriatic network including the International Schools, and sees to the financial and practical organisation of the Danube:Future project.
Diana Frausin, translator and Interpreter between Italian, English and Dutch, she works at the University of Trieste as part of the DIAnet staff, where she collaborates to reinforce the network and supports decision makers, coordinates the relations with the universities of the Danube area, and attends to the analysis and drafting of relevant documentation and communications.

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    Acknowledgements and Farewell
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Zaccaria, Claudio
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    EU Macroregional Strategies
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Perini, Giorgio
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    Workgroup F. DeWOS (Danube Wellbeing Operation System)
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Crupi, Valentina
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    Dima, Ştefana Maria
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    Galesic, Morena
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    Mihalca, Izabela Amalia
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    Palenčikovà, Zuzana
    The aims of the project are to develop a decision-making support tool – DeWOS; and to establish a permanent users network using a spin-off company, which will enable international cooperation and implementation of the software. DeWOS will encompass all existing relevant data on factors affecting wellbeing: environmental (water, air, soil, food quality and quantity), social-demographic (education, prosperity, migration, tourism and mobility, health services, safety) and economic factors (employment, industry, agriculture). The tool will provide a reliable valuation of the degree of wellbeing in the Danube River Basin enabling policy makers (from the municipality to the national level) and other stakeholders to assess the current wellbeing situation and simulate possible scenarios along with the feasibility and impacts of possible interventions.
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    Workgroup E. Argonauts – Restoration of Ancient Inland Waterways to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Borderlands
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Dato, Gaetano
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    Hill, Katalin
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    Mavelli, Massimo
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    Pop, Ana-Maria
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    Torkar, Gregor
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    Zwitter, Žiga
    The main objective of the project is to restore some of the ancient inland waterways in the Danube River Basin and Adriatic River Basin to help implement a sustainable boat tourism in order to connect societies in borderlands, improve their socio-economic future and consequently help improve water management and the environment of the river basins, reduce cross border water pollution, promote natural heritage and support local organic farming. The project takes into consideration the needs of the incoming tourist, that will come to these areas for boat adventures and fulfil expectations of local communities in borderlands, and the low water table and the ecological perspective, which call for the use of smaller boats with basic facilities. The final outcome of the project will be a spatial plan proposal for local and/or national authorities in study areas.
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    Workgroup D. Artificial Green Floating Islands
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Basha, Rozafa
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    Galànti, Júlia
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    Savi, Tadeja
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    Škorić, Marko
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    Tahir, Nuri Ali
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    Tošić, Marina
    The project aims at reducing the gap between the Eastern and Western part of the Danube River, regarding economic disparities and environmental problems. This gap can be reduced by introducing Artificial Green Floating Islands in the Danube region, with the following objectives: improvement of water quality using specific plants that purify the water to be used in agriculture, attraction of tourists to the less developed countries to make a profit, opening of new jobs for young and inexperienced people, creation for the local people of public places where they can get together and socialize. The introduction of the Artificial Green Floating Islands would also change how people and countries of the area perceive the Danube River turning it from a natural border into a centre for social interaction between different coastal states.
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