CW is a legal entity for water management in Croatia established by the Water Act, has the following main roles: preparation of River Basin Management Plan (RBMP 2016-2021) and Programme of Measures (including assessment of surface water and groundwater status; impact and pressure analysis; economic analysis etc.), reporting to the European Commission, and implementation of measures and other. CW together with the MESD in charge of water management that is a competent authority responsible for the implementation of Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the RBMP and Flood Risk management Plan (FRMP) which is a part of RBMP 2016-2021. CW legal status is public body and CW is legally registered in the EU.

Croatia covers parts of two international basins and hence designated two River Basin Districts (RBD): the Danube RBD and the Adriatic RBD. Croatia’s Danube RBD is part of the international Danube RBD, and the Sava River basin is a sub-basin of the Danube international RBD. The Adriatic RBD includes Croatia’s coastal and islands. ICPDR (International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River) coordinates preparation and adoption of Danube River Basin Management Plan (DRBMP) and Sava Commission coordinates preparation and adoption of Sava River Basin Management Plan (SRBMP). CW is participating in preparation and implementation of these plans on territory of Croatia. CW have participated as a lead partner, partner or associated partner in many EU programs and implemented projects in EU programmes like SEE, LIFE, INTEREG Programme (Danube Transnational Programme, Central Europe Programme) and others. While implementing projects and programmes of measures, CW use international financial mechanisms, in particular EU funds, World Bank financing, ERBD, etc. Many years of experience in water management will certainly ensure efficient implementation of project tasksAchievement of ‘good ecological status’ of water and various ‘environmental outcomes’ under legislation and plan/strategy, under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), 2nd River Basin Management Plan 2016-2021 including the Flood Risk Management Plan (OG 66/16) ( and and Water Management Strategy (Strategija upravljanja vodama) (OG 91/2008) ( and Water Act (OG 66/19) ( are accepted as important by environmental interests.

Contact persons in front of PP CW:

Tomislav Novosel (, mob: 098 9382103

Ivana Čagalj (

Natalija Matić (