Drinkadria is a project that unites 16 partners from 8 countries in the Adriatic Region, with the aim of creating a network allowing these operators to share competences, expertise and operational practices in the field of sustainable water resources management. Consolidating a joint know-how and sharing strategies and protocols are the basis of correct resources management at all levels (local, regional and cross-border).
The project is conceptualized on the basis of recognized common and trans-boundary problems related to drinking water in the Adriatic sub-region. In the focus of the project are the cross-border water supply systems and shared trans-boundary water resources. Both are complex systems arising many different challenges to be solved: ageing infrastructure with high non-revenue water, climate change with water availability decreasing and increasing water demand, high seasonal fluctuations in water demand due to tourism in summer months, etc. Slovenia has cross-border supply systems and cross-border groundwater resources with Italy and Croatia in Adriatic region.