Invitation to the JEDRO round table – water management in Croatia


Dalmatia, one of the most beautiful regions of Croatia, stands out for its wealth of natural beauty, including the coast of the Adriatic Sea, islands, mountains, and rivers. However, it is faced with numerous challenges related to the management of water resources, especially in the context of the environmental crisis and climate change.

Challenges in the implementation of the water sector reform and potentials for improving the management system

The government, which initiated the reform of the water sector ten years ago, is aware that public water management in Croatia is not at a satisfactory level. The thematic network JEDRO wants to offer a contribution to better water management in Croatia. This network conducted research with over 50 representatives of local authorities and water utility companies, in order to detect challenges in the implementation of the aforementioned reform and potential for improving the management system of this public good.

JEDRO operates within the European project of the same name “JEDRO – Public policies for sustainable social development: water, energy, waste”. The project is led by Zelena akcija in cooperation with 10 non-governmental organizations from Croatia, including the Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce and the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Zagreb.

Invitation to the round table in Zagreb

The thematic network JEDRO hereby invites all interested citizens, experts, local authorities, representatives of public water service providers, and other stakeholders to join the round table that will be held on June 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the large hall of the Croatian Journalists’ Association, located at the address Perkovčeva street no. 2 in Zagreb.

The topic of the round table is the reform of water services in Croatia. The aim of the round table is to inform the expert and the interested public about the importance of the reform of water services and to discuss the implemented and planned steps in the reform. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the analysis of collected data and will discuss the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve sustainable development and better management of water resources.

Representatives of relevant stakeholders in the water resources management process, including competent ministries, local authorities, Croatian Water, and public water service providers, were invited to the round table.

Therefore, we invite you to participate in the round table and discussion. We hope you will come, and we ask you to confirm your participation (by June 13, 2023) in the form available at this link.