The Multiple Day Excursion of 2013 will take place between the 7th and the 16th of July. This year, we will go to as many as four countries, and that all in ten days! Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia are waiting for a group of 23 water management students and two staff members.

In Serbia we will visit Belgrade, at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava River. First, the Jaroslav Cerni Institute will be visited. Several laboratories will be inspected and we get an update about the status of water management in Serbia and international cooperation. We will also visit the Directorate for Inland Waterways (Plovput) and the Hydrometeorologiacl Service of Serbia. A visit to the Danube cannot be missed of course.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we will have a “Sanitary Engineering Tour” in Sarajevo. A destroyed WWTP (with its carcass still standing) is on the planning just like a visit to the Sava River Watershed Agency Laboratory. After this we go to the Vrelo Bosne, the main source of the drinking water of Sarajevo including a drinking water plant. Other places we will go are for example the Hydro-Engineering Institute Sarajevo and the Trebinje Hydro Power Plant in the south of the country.

Montenegro will be visited for its natural beauty and interesting geomorphologic history. The Tara River Canyon, which is 1300 meter at its deepest making it the deepest river canyon in Europe, will be visited just like the Durmitor national park with its glacial lakes.

The trip will end in Croatia, where we can relax on the beach for one day before we fly back to the Netherlands again.

As you can see, the Balkan offers a great variety of things to do and to visit. With the least logistical hassle, we managed to plan an itinerary in which we visit a selection of projects that cover main aspects of the tracks of the Water Management MSc program; covering four different countries; three completely different geographical areas; four cities that offer sites of great historical interest, attractive nightlife or a combination of both; and possibilities for the participants both to relax and to see a lot and do a lot.