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14 countries celebrate International Danube Day on 29 June

In 2004, 14 European countries signed the International Convention on Cooperation for the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Danube River, in whose basin more than 80 million people live, and even over a quarter of that number use its water for drinking. The goal of marking the Danube Day is to point out the comprehensive importance of this river for all countries of the Danube region, as well as to motivate the public to participate in the protection and sustainable management of waters in the Danube basin. The host of this year's event is Golubac, the place where the Danube is at its widest.

In the Republic of Serbia, the Danube is included in the "Clean Serbia" project, which is based on the need for increased environmental protection of water and land, and the goal is also the construction of a wastewater treatment plant. The project is also part of the "Serbia 2020-2025" program in the segment of strategic environmental goals - introduction of wastewater treatment systems, drinking water conservation, prevention of river pollution - which are one of the important prerequisites for Serbia's accession to the European Union.

The construction of wastewater treatment plants in Europe is regulated by the EN 12255 series of standards, which have been adopted in our country as the SRPS EN 12255 series of standards. There is a total of 16 of them, most of which are in the revision process, and six new versions are expected to be published soon, i.e. standards that are currently in the phase of approval of the text of the final draft. Information about new versions of this standard series can be found at the following link: SRPS EN 12255 series.