Serbia's Momir Paunovic checks the macrozoobenthos catch
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JDS2 Final ResultsJDS2 Final Results

Getting to the AnswersGetting to the Answers

After the actual boat expedition down the Danube ended, analyses of all the collected samples were done by scientists in laboratories and offices throughout the European continent for over ten months, coordinated by the ICPDR. This led to a number of overall conclusions. However, it's important to note that, even though many conclusions were reached, the process is not over. Scientists continue to analyse the findings to come up with new insights and connections... basically as science itself progresses. Much of the work done during the JDS2 was not just new for the Danube - much of it was new for Europe and even for the world.

Final Results LaunchedFinal Results Launched

On September 11, 2008, the final results of the JDS2 expedition were publicly presented during a press conference at the `World Water Congress and Exhibitionยด in Vienna, Austria. They show that the Danube and its tributaries are becoming cleaner, but measures to reduce particular pressures are needed. Read the press release for more information.

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