Client: EU Commission trough EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria S.A.(Spain)
& Grontmij Carl Bro A.S.(Denmark) Consortium
The 30 month TACIS’ Project for technical assistance aims to enhance
the capacities of environmental authorities and monitoring establishments
in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan engaged in long-term integrated water
resource management in the Kura River Basin. The Project is helping the
ministries of environment, the agencies and monitoring laboratories to
implement the methodology of the European Water Frame Directive (WFD).
The main goals of the project are:
The main goal is to establish and develop trans-border co-operation capable
of achieving and applying long term world standards for water protection
in South Caucasus. Hence, the three countries shall be able to meet challenges
related to their modern social and economic development. The technical
assistance is meant to improve the co-operation between and capacity of
national monitoring laboratories which measure natural rivers’ water
quality under EU methodology. Water specialists from the three countries,
stake holders, and water users of the five pilot sub-catchments of the
Kura River Basin, are receiving assistance for the preparation of River
Management Plans. Beside characterisation of the river basins, plans include
measures for water bodies at risk. They’ll help national governments
and local authorities in solving traunsboundary problems such as deterioration
of water quality, variation and reduction of hydrological flow, ecosystem
degradation, floods and soil degradation in the Kura river basin.
Our responsibilities include providing a Key Social and Stake
Holders’ Involvement Expert who is responsible for:
of Strategic Guidelines for Public participation and Social involvement;
a Documentary about the Water Frame Directive implementation in the EU
and reporting highlights during the project implementation period;
Awareness about EU WFD, stake holders involvement and the general public
role in the process;
about Pilot River Basins unique biodiversity.
You will find more information about this project here.
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