Planning is underway for Danube Day 2018. Details will be posted here in the spring.
Read on for a summary of activities in 2017.
In Bavaria, creativity and environmental awareness were celebrated at the Danube Art Master awards at Schloss Grünau in Neuburg. Children throughout the region were tasked with producing an artistic response to the question of how they would help the Danube. Impressing ministry judges with his ingenious animation on pollution, teenager Jakob Bauch won a workshop with a professional film company. See Bavaria's competition website and facebook for more details.
In Neu Ulm, youngsters also got creative with art activities during a Donaubüro nature story-telling art workshop led by local author Claudia König. More information can be found on Donaubüro's website.
In Baden-Württemberg, the public joined Ministry of the Environment officials for a tour of Sigmaringen Sewage Works. The sewage works, which incorporate new advances in trace substance elimination, provide a model for how good wastewater treatment is key to protecting the ecology of the Danube. Talks were given by officials from the Environment Ministry and Tübingen regional council.
For the latest news, please contact Germany's country coordinators:
Thore Gauda of the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz on +49 (0)89 9214 – 4369; Thore.Gauda@stmuv.bayern.de.
Kathleen Rathenow of the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen on +49 7371 187 – 338; Kathleen.Rathenow@rpt.bwl.de. See also the Regierungspräsidien Baden-Württemberg website.