#Bosnia and Herzegovina

River Keepers require minimal flow regulations

River Keepers require minimal flow regulations

Coalition for protection of rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina calls on the competent agencies, institutions, ministries, and experts of biological and hydrological sciences to...

Minimum river flow – (how) is it defined and regulated by law across Europe?

Minimum river flow – (how) is it defined and regulated by law across Europe?

First, there is no universal or optimal regulation on the minimum river flow. It always depends on the country's hydrological conditions, on the quality and quantity of water, on...

Take photos, help the rivers. People capture the lack of water in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Take photos, help the rivers. People capture the lack of water in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Because of legislative failures, dozens of rivers lack sufficiently high water levels. Despite their previous promises, the relevant ministries in the Republika Srpska (RS) and...

Who poisons the air in Bosnia-Herzegovina? The top 10 shows the worst industrial polluters

Who poisons the air in Bosnia-Herzegovina? The top 10 shows the worst industrial polluters

ArcelorMittal Zenica, the Tuzla thermal power plant, and the chemical factories in Lukavac. Those were the main culprits for the industrial air pollution of Bosnia and...

Lethal air pollution with no responsibility. The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina lack information and efficient protection by law

Lethal air pollution with no responsibility. The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina lack information and efficient protection by law

Despite the highly toxic air in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), only limited data on the pollution is accessible to the public. The government is failing to meet its international...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant cancelled

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant cancelled

The Banja Luka District Court has canceled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the Drina river in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Aarhus...

Sana will live! Initiatives to protect the river accepted

Sana will live! Initiatives to protect the river accepted

The Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction, and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska has authorized initiatives on the declaration of protected areas on the River Sana. The...

Over a 100 people gathered by the Sana springs to appeal for the protection of the area

Over a 100 people gathered by the Sana springs to appeal for the protection of the area

"The Sana must be urgently protected." This was the message sent by over 100 people who arrived at the event organized by the Coalition for the River Sana. This year, the event...

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

At the Stockholm Convention , Arnika is presenting the results of recent analyses of chicken eggs from 29 countries concerning the presence of dioxins and dioxin-like substances....

People sang and danced, greedy investors aren't welcome, says environmentalist on canceled HPPs

People sang and danced, greedy investors aren't welcome, says environmentalist on canceled HPPs

A massive breakthrough in one of the closely monitored hydropower plant booms in Bosnia-Herzegovina took place in December. The cantonal court in Novi Travnik was completed with...

More than 375 thousand Europeans have been involved in the fight against water pollution

More than 375 thousand Europeans have been involved in the fight against water pollution

The #ProtectWater campaign against pollution of rivers, lakes, groundwater, and wetlands within the European Union ended yesterday. Citizens, more than 130 NGOs from all across...

Kruščica celebrates! The cantonal court cancelled permits for two planned hydropower plants

Kruščica celebrates! The cantonal court cancelled permits for two planned hydropower plants

The inhabitants of the Bosnian village of Kruscica have succeeded with their lawsuits against the two planned hydropower plants. The cantonal court of Novi Travnik upheld their...