Ilok, 29 June, 2009 - Danube Day was marked in Ilok this year. Under motto “Danube River: Joint Waters – Joint Responsibility” a diverse program was held that should also mark the 15th anniversary of the signing of a convention in Sofia in 1994 to protect this river.
It was pointed out at the ceremony at the Dunav Hotel that Croatia was carrying out numerous activities in relation to protecting the river from pollution and in terms of flooding and that it was also actively participating in the promotion of awareness about the preservation of waters and water resources.
Because of this, Croatia was included in the marking of Danube Day, which aims to warn on an international level about the importance of the Danube River Basin, to sensitise the local population and relevant bodies about the protection of the Danube River and its tributaries so coming generations can use and enjoy them.
The organisers from the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management along with support from local governments organised an entertainment and education program, an exhibition of traditional souvenirs and a performance by KUD Lovas and the tamburica group “Baje”, while a workshop on water was organised for the youngest in organisation with the Twinning Project and the Croatian Herpetological Society Hyla. (I. Ć.)
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