The World Bank and others are attempting to resolve this situation (especially in the light of the May 2014 flood event) and there are a number of initiatives that have started or are about to commence, namely:

  • Technical Assistance (TA) West Balkans Regional Initiative on Flood and Drought Management (WBFDI).
  • GEF funded - West Balkans Drina River Basin Management Project which is in preparation and planned for 2015-2018.
  • TA Balkan / South Europe Energy Strategy 2014 (to be confirmed) which will assess among other things the hydropower generation potential in Drina Basin.
  • IPA funded Digital terrain mapping and flood risk mapping 2014-2015 that will survey selected parts of the Drina River Valley.
  •  EU and IPA funded River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) 2012-2014 for the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC).
  • IDA funded, Drina BiH Flood Project 2015-2018 for BiH only in Gorazde and Bijeljina with rehabilitation of dikes and river bank.
  • IDA funded Investment – Serbia Irrigation and Drainage II Project 2016-2020 for Serbia only in Zvornik area on right bank of Drina.
  •  IDA funded investment – Bosnia Agriculture and Rural Development Project (flood component) 2010 – 2016 for protective dikes and bank rehabilitation along Drina River.
  •  EIB funded Sava Flood Project 2013 – 2020 – BiH only – dikes, pumps and bank rehabilitation along Sava and Junction of Drina in Bijeljina area
  • West Balkans Investment Fund (WBIF) Flood Forecasting Project – with ISRBC.
  • Emergency Floods Recovery Project – BiH only.
  • Floods Emergency Recovery Project – Serbia only