Current state and perspective of water management policy in terms of climate change: Case study of the Velika Morava River

Stojković-Zlatanović, Sanja and Stojković, Milan and Mitković, Mihailo (2018) Current state and perspective of water management policy in terms of climate change: Case study of the Velika Morava River. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 10 (5). pp. 796-811. ISSN 1756-8692

[img] Text
SStojkovicZlatanovic_IJCCSM-07-2017-0151.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (859kB)


The purpose of this paper is to set out the policy guidelines and recommendations to harmonise the Serbian water legislation with European Union standards in the area of water system management as impacted by climate change. The EU Water Framework Directive is analysed in the context of implementation of the integrated water management policy presented in the Serbian Water Law (2010), as well as the National Water Management Strategy (2016). It has been found that the water management legislation that deals with the impact of climate change on water resources is incomplete. Although there are numerous challenges related to research of climate change and water systems, water policy and legal aspects cannot be neglected. The so-called soft law instruments represented in a form of strategy documents could be a valuable response in terms of an adaptive and integrated water policy approach. The research is applied to a case study of the Velika Morava River Basin, at Ljubicevski Most hydrological station. Long-term projections suggest a decrease in annual precipitation levels and annual flows up to the year 2100 for climatic scenarios A1B and A2, accompanied by a rapid increase in air temperatures. This study proposes a water management policy and provides recommendations for the Velika Morava River Basin as impacted by climate change, according to the European Union legislation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, Hydrological projections, Integrated water management, Serbian water policy, Velika Morava river
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 11:00

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item