Coordinated Audits of the Implementation of Tasks Related to Environmental Projects and Measures in the Thaya River Basin

On the basis of the intentions of the working plan of the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing for 2002 – 2005, the representatives of the two involved Supreme Audit Institutions have signed an agreement on carrying out coordinated audits related to environmental projects and measures in the Thaya River Basin.

Part of the border between the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Austria lies in the Thaya River Basin. The Thaya River forms one part of this border, another part lies between the “Národní park Podyjí“ and the “Nationalpark Thayatal“.

In the framework of their competencies, both audit institutions carried out audits concentrating on the activities of the responsible authorities in objective determination of environmental priorities in a defined territory of the Thaya River Basin. The audit topics were the use of finances and other measures related to the improvement of the environment, especially water quality, nature protection and biodiversity. Evaluation of transboundary cooperation in the area of environmental protection is also a joint result of the audits.

The results of the audits were pproved in separate national reports and were subsequently incorporated by the Supreme Audit Office, Czech Republic, as the coordinator of the audits, into the Joint Final Report.