European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ 4 EaP)

Project Description
The Project helps Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine bring their legislation closer to EU policy in the field of water management, with a main focus on the management of trans-boundary river basins. It supports the development and implementation of pilot river basin management plans, building on the improved policy framework and ensuring a strong participation of local stakeholders.
Specific Objective
The main objective of the project is to improve the management of water resources, in particular trans-boundary rivers, developing tools to improve the quality of water in the long term, and its availability for all.

More specifically, the project aims to support partner countries in bringing their national policies and strategies into line with the EU Water Framework Directive and other multilateral environmental agreements.
Expected Results
The initiative focuses on specific thematic areas: Legislation, policy development and institutional strengthening, including:
- Organisation of regular National Policy Dialogues.
- Preparation of analytical work to support policy reforms and implementation of river basins management plans.
- Preparation of country and regional training plan and organisation of trainings, coaching and training of trainers.
- Technical support for drafting and reviewing policies and strategies.
- Strengthening of laboratory and monitoring systems, including rehabilitation of laboratories and equipment, purchase of equipment, and technical support.
- Development and implementation of River Basin Management Plans, including.
- Organisation of joint field surveys in trans-boundary rivers.
- Development and strengthening of national databases on water related issues.
- Support to river basin management institutions in the implementation of management plans.
- Establishing a system for regular monitoring of the implementation of management plans.
- Public awareness, communication and data/information management.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Regional
Priority Area:
Partnership that greens
Subsector:
Environment & climate change
Topic:
Environment
EaP Countries:
Armenia, Azerbadjan, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbajan, Ukraine
Project Status:
Completed
Start Date:
01.09.2016
End Date:
31.05.2021
Implementing Organisation:
UNECE, OECD, Environment Agency Austria, International Office for Water
Funding by the EU:
€23 500 000
EU Project Number:
372-403

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