The Rhine – Danube Corridor http: //3. bp. blogspot. com/-a. STmeh 9 -u. ZM/Tqw 2 a. F_QEu. I/AAAAAro/w 1 y. Ij 1 ck. Hy 8/s 1600/%2521 Danube. Rhine. Map. bmp
There are many landlocked countries in Europe. http: //d-maps. com/m/europemin 09. gif
Landlocked countries depend on rivers – and cooperation from other countries – to do most of their exporting.
The Rhine and the Danube are. . major rivers and close together in central Europe. http: //deltas. usgs. gov/rivers. aspx? river=danube
Here’s an idea: Since they come so close to each other, let’s connect them to make a waterway all the way across Europe!!! http: //www. eccap. com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Idea. gif
Connecting the rivers where they were closest did not make sense. It was uphill and the rivers were narrow there. ine Rh Dan ube https: //upload. wikimedia. org/wikipedia/commons/b/b 3/Europa_Ludwigskanal_Rhein_Main_Donau. png
HOWEVER, there was a large tributary of the Rhine River that came close to the Danube on flatter land. ine Rh Dan ube
€ 2. 3 billion euros and 32 years later, Europe had a waterway across the continent.
http: //footage. framepool. com/shotimg/864111425 -beilngries-canal-rhin-main-danube-oberpfalz-navire-de-charge. jpg The Rhine River is connected to the Danube by the Main Canal.
The canal is 106 miles long and was built to look as natural as possible. http: //www. dw. com/image/0, , 1227269_4, 00. jpg https: //upload. wikimedia. org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Panorama_altmuehltal 6. jpg
http: //footage. framepool. com/shotimg/401005030 -linz-industrial-area-danube-bridge-architecture. jpg http: //www. lngworldnews. com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rhine-Main. Danube-LNG-Masterplan-Gets-TEN-T-Funding. jpg An industrial corridor has grown up along the rivers.
http: //projects. inweh. unu. edu/inweh/content/1661/IW%20 LEARN/danube-black-seastrategic-partnership-reducing-pollution-working-paper-1_1. jpg https: //rajuparulekar. files. wordpress. com/2013/10/114. jpg In some areas along the rivers, industrial pollution is a major problem. http: //b. static. trunity. net/files/136201_136300/136212/red-mudbela_szandelszky_kolontarhungary. jpg
The Danube River drainage basin has been hit especially hard with industrial pollution over the years. http: //vignette 1. wikia. nocookie. net/genealogy/images/f/fa/Danubemap. jpg/revision/latest? cb=20111221035647
Many of the Danube River drainage basin countries were controlled by the Soviet Union until 1993. http: //vignette 1. wikia. nocookie. net/genealogy/images/f/fa/Danubemap. jpg/revision/latest? cb=20111221035647
The Soviet Union was very interested in building their empire through industry. They were not, however, particularly concerned about the environment. http: //vignette 1. wikia. nocookie. net/genealogy/images/f/fa/Danubemap. jpg/revision/latest? cb=20111221035647
The European Union is working to help countries on the Rhine-Danube industrial corridor fix pollution problems. http: //www. vikingrivercruises. com/images/CRUISE_Rhine. Getaway_OVR_Rhine. Katiz. Castle_478 x 345_tcm 21 -9363. jpg And much of the water route is so beautiful that thousands of tourists cruise the rivers every year.