Good Practice selected example Template (to be filled in) Observations Country: Title of Good Practice selected example: Link of Good Practice selected example: Issues to which the selected GP is addressed: Summary of Good Practice selected example Description of Good Practice selected example Croatia Revitalization and development of the river Drava floodplains http:\\www:…….. Please select from the list : water quality management ; flood protection; biodiversity;, transport; spatial planning X X X water quantity management; urban development;; agriculture; energy, others X X X Study defines the combination of hydro-ecological, spatial and other measures that should be implemented in order to revitalize the river Drava flood plains (rkm 176 to rkm 242) and at the same time to provide and maintain the efficient flood protection (revitalization of wetlands and improved flow capacity of the river). 1. Integrative: Proposed combination of measures for revitalization of flood plains will support and enhance other activities which should be implemented in order to improve ecological status of the river as required by Water Framework Directive, Bern Convention, Habitats Directive, Birds Directive, Croatian Law on the Protection of Nature and National Strategy and Action Plans for the protection of the biological and landscape diversity in RH. 2. Harmonization: Processing spatial, environmental and hydrological data in multidisciplinary approach resulted in proposal of feasible (cost effective) combination of measures and activities for revitalization. 3. Crossing sector policy: Comprehensive and thorough analysis facilitated successful harmonization of the water management, nature protection and spatial planning requirements. 4. Stakeholder engagement and involvement: The presentation of the results of the Study to the public and stakeholders is recommended and planned. 5. Sustainable management: Implementation of sustainable flood protection in accordance to EU legislation by following “room for the river” principle. If needed If needed 6. Transnational or trans boundary management: Not applicable. 7. Innovative aspects Not applicable. 8. Risk factors Not applicable.