DRINKADRIA project capitalizes results of closed and ongoing projects relevant for sustainable water supply. Thus, projects (regional, national and transboundary) relevant for DRINKADRIA project implementation have been reviewed and joint database of projects has been developed (Figure 1). In addition some other projects that are beyond the IPA ADRIATIC region have been evaluated and linked to DRINKADRIA project. This supported the capitalization of listed project in the DRINKADRIA project with integration of their results in our project.
Report can be found here: Report on methodology of project integration
Figure 1: Relevant projects
|Country||Project full name||ACRONYM||Source of funding||Total budget||Number of countries / partners||The main topic / objective(s)||Short description/ summary|
|Albania||Consolidation Of The Environmental Monitoring System In Albania||CEMSA||EU-IPA||1.218.500 euro||1||Environmental monitoring and management||The overall objectives of the present project is Improvement of the quality of environment in Albania, Prevention from environmental degradation and pollution, Support towards the Environmental Acquis, due to formulation and implementation of appropriate policies supported by a consolidated environmental monitoring capacity.
The specific objectives of this assignment is to support the MoEFWA to implement a National Monitoring Program through the expansion and consolidation of an operational Integrated Environmental Monitoring System (IEMS), capable of using environmental standards and EU directives as a general reference framework. Quality and reliability of data to flow this system are crucial on a long run, meaning that monitoring structures should be legally in place and ensure operation and maintenance of the whole system.
Time frame: September2010 - March 2013
|Albania||Novel Integrated Water Management System||NOVIWAM||EU||3,000,000 euro||5||Water Managements||The NOVIWAM project aimed to promote multilevel and interregional co-operation in the field of water management tools and methods. By learning from the experiences of others and pooling the related knowhow and technology, the partners wanted to increase their capacity to solve in the most eco-efficient and sustainable manner the compelling water management problems faced in the Euro-Mediterranean climate regions.
At the same time, the project has contributed to the objectives of the European Water Framework Directive: a good ecological and chemical status of all waters and water management at catchment or river basin scale.
The final goal of that initiative was to be exploiting the actions associated with the project to potentiate the internationalization of the activities of the participants. The NOVIWAM project brought together five European research-driven clusters experienced in a wide range of aspects of water management, which include representatives from the "triple helix" (administration, academy and industry). Clusters represented five regions from Southern Europe: Cyprus, Albania, Poitou- Charente (France), Andalusia (Spain) and the Northern Hydrographical Region of Portugal.
Time frame: January 2010- January 2013
|Albania||Danube Water Program||World Bank||120,000 Euro||19||Water Sector Capacity Building||Albanian is involve in two grants:
Develop a Training Course for the Preparation of a Strategic Business Plan for Water Associations.
This grant will develop a formal, fully documented, training course that can be used to strengthen the capacities of national water associations by providing formal training and a reference manual in the preparation of a Five-Year Strategic Business Plan, and the process for the annual review and updating of the Plan.
Develop a Framework and Business Model for a Regional Water Supply and Wastewater Training Centre in the Western Balkans. This grant aims to develop, in sufficient detail, the Framework and Business Model for a Regional Training Centre and initially serving the Western Balkans. The philosophy of the Training Center would be to focus on training delivery and not to create fixed assets for training
Timeframe: 2013 2015
|Albania||Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the Extended Drin River Basin||GWP,UNDP \UNOPS, and UNECE||22,500,00 USD||4||Drin river basin management||The total budget of the project is 22 500,00 USD of which the GEF contribution is 4,500,000 USD; the rest is co-financing coming from the countries and project partners.
A preparation phase was initiated in January 2013; the countries and the partners to the project will work to prepare the Project Document until the end of 2013. The full phase of the project is expected to start in early 2014.
The Project will be developed on the following Components:
1. Consolidating a common knowledge base
2. Building the foundation for mutli-country cooperation
3. Institutional strengthening for Integrated River Basin Management
4. Demonstration of technologies and practices for IWRM and ecosystem management
5. Stakeholder Involvement, Gender Mainstreaming and Communication Strategies
|Albania||Improvement of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Albania||EU/IPA||25.5 million Euro||1||Water supply and Sanitation||The overall objective is to improve the health and environmental conditions in the coastal regions through the construction of an adequate and sustainable water supply and sewerage infrastructure while encouraging economic growth through improved services The purposes of this project is:Upgrade the disposal of wastewater through the rehabilitation and/or construction of sewerage and wastewater treatment systems in cities and towns of Shkodra, Velipoja, Shengjin and Golem-Durres beach area.
Activities of the project are:
Rehabilitation and construction of the existing sewerage systems, city of Shkodër
Construction of new Sewerage System and Wastewater Treatment Plant, town of Velipoje
Construction of new Sewerage System, town of Shengjin,
Construction of new Sewerage System in the Golem-Durres beach area
Supervision of the works
|Albania||Protecting Health From Climate Change||BMUB||970,717 Euro||7||Assessment of climate change impacts and health protection.||The project is a seven-country initiative of the WHO Regional Office for Europe aimed to protect health from climate change through addressing adaptation, strengthening health systems and building institutional capacity in Albania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Uzbekistan.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (ICI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative based on a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
The Project components are:
National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Albania's health sector
National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Albania's health sector
Improvement of management skills relating to increased health risks resulting from climate change (air pollution and infectious diseases), e.g. by developing protocols, equipping crisis reaction centres and organising training sessions
Installation of equipment for measurement and permanent monitoring of air pollution
Assessment of energy efficiency and savings potential in Albanian hospitals (including action plan to improve energy efficiency).
Implementation of public awareness campaigns (in schools, on websites, in the media) on health risks relating to climate change
Time frame: December 2008 - November 2011
|Albania||Regional Knowledge Network for Better Wastewater Management||ORF||GIZ||280,000 Euro||4||Water supply and sewerage management, Water management||The aim of this project is to enhance the knowledge for the introduction and application of appropriate Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) technologies through the establishment of an information development and knowledge sharing platform, and to improve the position of municipalities, and water supply and wastewater utilities (represented through their respective water associations) in the decision-making process with regard to future WWTP investments Project implementation is structured into four interrelated components, which are being implemented in a phased manner, particularly:
Component 1: To prepare an inventory (overview / assessment) on the status of WWTP implementation in partner countries
Component 2: To prepare decision guidelines and worksheets
Component 3: To establish a Regional Task Force.
Component 4: To provide methodologies and mechanisms to be included in decision-making process with regard WWTP investments
Time frame: April in 2012 - June, 2013
|Albania||Support to Drinking Water Supply and Sewerage System||EU, KfW||46 000 000 euro||1||Water supply and Sanitation||Total investment under IPA 2010 is at a value of EUR 26 000 000 of which EUR 2 000 000 for the Technical Assistance and EUR 24 000 000 for the construction of the water supply and the sewerage systems in selected municipalities/commune (Velipoje, Lushnje, Berat/Kuçove, Fier, Saranda, Elbasan and Korca) including supervision services.
Subject to availability of budget funds from the German Government, KfW intends to provide a loan of up to EUR 20 000 000 to co-finance investments and provide related services to selected municipalities.
The purpose of this project is:
Improvement of water sector management/efficiency of water services providing at central and local levels.
Improved living conditions for the population in selected municipalities (Velipoje, Lushnje, Berat/Kuçove, Fier, Saranda, Elbasan and Korca) by sustainable water supply and improved sewage disposal situation.
Activity 1Technical Assistance to the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector The Technical Assistance will address those areas and subjects where the largest needs are identified for a further strengthening of the sector.
Activity 2:Construction of Sewerage System and Waste Water Treatment Plant in Velipoja, Phase II
Activity 3: Construction of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in selected municipalities (Lushnje, Berat/Kucove, Fier, Saranda, Elbasan, and Korca)
|Albania||Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural |
and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region.
|EU||1 870 000 euro||2||Environment and Climate Change||The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable development of the cross-border Lake Ohrid region.
The specific objective of this project is to reinforce the management of the shared natural and cultural heritage of the transboundary Lake Ohrid region in view of a possible recognition as World Heritage property.
This project will focus on these 5 main results:
Transboundary cooperation platform over the shared Lake Ohrids cultural and natural heritage established and strengthened;
Enhanced recognition and profiling of the transboundary area and its sustainable development opportunities including soft tourism;
Integrated management planning based on active cross-sectoral cooperation and public participation elaborated;
Facilitated process for the extension of the World Heritage property Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region in Albania;
Waste campaign implemented through pilot actions on waste water treatment and solid waste.
|Albania||USAID Development Grants Program||USAID||1.3 Million USD||1||Capacity Building in Water Sector||Project Goal is to develop an institutionalized curriculum of training, which is financially self sustaining, and which can be used to both qualify candidates for test based operator certification, and to support certified operators to continuously upgrade their skills in the water supply and sewerage sector.
Strengthen the capacities of the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania through the training of its staff, and in the development of a sound business plan and operational procedures for the sustainable conduct of the business of the Association.
Greatly expand the current inventory of fully documented training courses to meet the skills development and certification training needs in the water supply and sewerage sector of Albania.
Develop and train local national trainers to be able to deliver all courses in the training program.
Establish a not-for-profit institution, governed by a selected board of water sector stakeholders that would guide the development of a sustainable water supply and sewerage skills and certification training program in Albania.
Support/ advocate the establishment of test-based certification of water supply and sewerage system operators, where such certification would be a pre-condition of employment in the sector.
Promote formal water supply and wastewater training in the region, by working with Albania's neighboring countries (Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia) under the Western Balkans Partnership of Water Associations.
Time frame: 2014 2016
|Albania||Water Sector Investment Project||WSIP||World Bank||US$ 85.74 million||1||Water supply and Sanitation, Water management||The Project Development Objectives (PDO) are:
to improve the quality of water services in the Durres Utility Service Area;
to improve access to wastewater services and transmission to treatment in critical parts of the Service Area
to improve operational and financial performance of Durres Water Utility.
As the second largest city of Albania, with a population that swells to twice its 200,000 residents during the summer months, Durres was the Governments priority location for piloting its institutional and policy reform agenda, coupled with critical investment financing. The project will be implemented by a Project Management Unit (PMU) established at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The following project components are assessed in the present study:
Time frame: December 2013 June 2019
|Albania||Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Programme||WASSP||EU and ADA||1||Water supply and sanitation management, capacity building||The programme aims to ensure further decentralization and commercialization of the sector in order for the water utilities to become self-sustainable and to develop long-term performance improvement plans and to fulfill all their obligations towards their consumers.
Complementary to other donor funded activities in the sector the programme foresees the following components:
Component 1:support the aggregation/regionalization process in Albanias water sector, focusing on the aggregation/regionalization of supply and wastewater services,
Component 2:improve the WSS sector performance by strengthen water utilities and the LGU in their organizational, managerial, financial, and operational capacities based on standard operational and managerial procedures. The provided support will be guided by the national water sector strategy and related implementation plans.
Component 3:strengthen the government at the central level in general managerial capacities, as well as to improve investment planning, data flow/analysis in the water sector, public awareness, knowledge of sanitation, and support the introduction of a staff certification system for the water sector.
ADA has been selected as the delegate body to implement technical assistance through the IPA 2010 Instrument. The assistance under this project (Technical Assistance to the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector) will be implemented under the mechanism of indirect centralized management (ICM) and is part of this comprehensive programme. The scope of the programme includes therefore technical assistance for capacity development in the water and sanitation sector of the ADC (component 1 and partly 2 in the context of regionalization), as well as the TA provided under the IPA Programme 2010 (component 2 and 3).Time frame: 2013 - 2015
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||The Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System project||DIKTAS||GEF IWlearn||4.105 mil. EUR||18||At the regional level the projects objectives are to:|
Facilitate the equitable and sustainable utilization and management of the transboundary water resources of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, and
Protect from natural and man-made hazards, including climate change, the unique groundwater dependent ecosystems that characterize the Dinaric Karst region of the Balkan Peninsula.
|The DIKTAS project (Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System), is the first ever attempted globally to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karst freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System. At the global level the project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers (carbonatic rock formations), which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. The Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, shared by several countries and one of the worlds largest, has been identified as an ideal opportunity for applying new and integrated management approaches to these unique freshwater resources and ecosystems|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Development of the characterization reports for parts of the Cetina and Krka river watershed in the area of the FBiH||Agency for waters for Sava river basin||180.228,00 EUR||1||Report about current quality and state of the water bodies in parts of the Cetina and Krka river watershed in the area of the FBiH.||Development of the characterization reports for parts of the Cetina and Krka river watershed in the area of the FBiH included analyses of the current status of the water bodies in area and also proposals for achieving good environmental status of the water bodies. Classification and determination of water bodies types were also conducted.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Management Plan for Adriatic Sea watershed in FBiH||Agency for the Adriatic Sea Water District||1||Currently under implementation.||Currently under implementation.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Neretva and Trebinjica Management Project||NTMP||Agency for the Adriatic Sea Water District||Improved transboundary water resources management;|
Improved manag. and use of wetlands ecosystems and biodiversity;
|The Neretva and Trebinjica Management Project is an international project implemented on the territory of the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a successful continuation of long cooperation between the two countries in the field of water management. Its an integral project which through a wide range of different activities comprehensively addresses complex problems of water and environmental management in an international river basin.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Water and Sanitation in FBiH||WATSAN||EIB||60 mil. EUR||1||Purpose of the Project is to use available financial resources (EIB Loan, grants and municipal funds) for ensuring the implementation of measures contributing to the improvement of infrastructure and provision of services aimed at the adequate (both in terms of quality and quantity) water supply and waste water treatment in the municipalities included in the project.||General aims of this loan arrangement are focused on improving current living conditions of the population, securing adequate hygienic conditions in the area of water supply and sanitation, and implementation of environmental protection measures, in line with the obligations of EU accession and harmonization with EU Legislation, in particular with the Water Framework Directive, Drinking Water Directive and Urban Waste Water Directive.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Èapljina Water Supply Financial and operational performance improvement programme||EBRD||40.000,00 EUR||1||Preparation of a Public Service Agreement (PSA) that reflects the goals and tasks that form the FOPIP and development of the appropriate capacity within the Municipality to monitor performance under the PSA.||Development of a detailed Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme (FOPIP), which will comprise a programme of milestones, including but not limited to i) Organisational structure and efficiency, ii) Management information and accounting systems; iii) Staffing; iv) Revenue collection and administration, v) Tariff Policy; vi) Financial management; vii) Unaccounted for water; viii) Consumer relations; ix) Other areas for improvement; x) EMS.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Development of hydrological and ecological studies of the area of Livanjsko field||UNDP||23.000,00 EUR||1||Main objectives were:|
Creating maps which define the boundaries of water protection areas,
Creating documentation of protection zones
Making suggestions for zoning,
Creating content and structure of the cross-border project on Strategic Impacts.
|Analysis of documentation relevant for the use of water and reporting on progress on the preparation of the cross-border water issues impacts. Defining use of surface water delivered from BiH to Croatia.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Environmental and Social Framework Assessment for Irrigation Development Project area of Mostarsko Blato||World Bank||45.896,00 EUR||1||Improving irrigation systems in B&H||The objective of the project was to sustainably improve the irrigation systems and the institutional framework to support increased agricultural production for farmers and agricultural producers, across the country.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Flood risk assessment in River Basin districts in FBiH for I category watercourses||Agency for waters for Sava river basin|
Agency for the Adriatic Sea Water District, Mostar
|25.608,00 EUR||1||creation of Methodology for the preliminary flood risk assessment in I cathegory watercourses.||Collected data about historical floods for the areas, which were considered to be flooded from I category watercourses, were basic for developing Methodology for the flood risk assessment. Areas of potential significant flood risk were identified (APSFR), and floods were classified in categories.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Integration of guidelines for the protection of karst peatlands in key economic sectors-Rehabilitation of the peat site dralovac||UNDP||72.550,00 EUR||1||Protection of most important IBA and RAMSAR site in Livanjsko field swamp dralovac from negative anthropogenic influence.||Evaluation of existing hydrogeological and environmental data for the area of Livno field in order to preserve the natural state of wetland dralovac as as a primary measure for conservation of this site.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase I|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Development of the Environmental Flow Report
|LIVING NERTVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||20.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives were:|
To present different methodologies for calculation of environmental flow, used in different countries;
To analyze GEP (guaranteed environmental flow) method by Ðorðeviæ
|Overview of the main types of methodologies for calculation of environmental flow (hydrologic, hydraulic, habitat simulation, holistic) made;
Overview of different methodologies used in different countries made (at least 207 different methodologies within the main types, are used within six wider world regions);
In depth analysis of GEP method prepared.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase II|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Organisation of two environmental flow training workshops for B&H administration
|LIVING NERTVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||10.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives were:|
To show why environmental flows are important;
To familiarize B&H administrations with different methodologies used worldwide for calculation of environmental flows;
To introduce and describe every step of the environmental flow calculation process;
To show which data and which types of experts are needed for environmental flow calculation;
|Increased capacities of BiH water administration for calculation of environmental flows|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase II|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Testing and Calculation of environmental flow at different locations
|LIVING NERTVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||30.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives were:|
To test the GEP (guaranteed environmental flow) method, by Ðorðeviæ, at five different locations on the Trebiat River,
To make corresponding calculations and develop a report
|Within this project, the GEP method was tested at 5 locations on the Trebiat River. The activity showed that the GEP method has some advantages (it is a simple, fast, cheap method based on the existing hydrological data, allows for corrections), but also a significant number of disadvantages (it is calculated for only two periods of the year, it does not take into account the natural flow regime, the obtained values may be too low to achieve good ecological status etc.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase III|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
|LIVING NERETVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||200.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives were:|
Strategic support to government institutions (new Neretva river basin agencies) in using EU experience in water management (WFD),
Support to preparation of background studies for development of the Neretva River Basin Management Plan (RBMP),
Support to identification of protected areas in Neretva river basin, sensitive ecosystems, and ecological management objectives for the basin,
Drafting of Environmental flow by-law and submission to authorities,
Awareness raising / facilitation public participation in development of Neretva RBMP,
Development of mechanisms for regional diffusion of WFD experiences
|Increased capacities of BiH water administration for implementation of integrated water resources management and adequate implementation of EU WFD|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase III|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Testing and Calculation of environmental flow at different locations (river sections)
|LIVING NERTVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||40.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives were:|
To test 4 different environmental flow calculation methodologies (GEP, MNQ minimum natural quantity, Matthey, Slovenian methodology).
|Within this project, the methodologies were tested at 3 locations on the Vrbanja River, and 3 locations on the Trebiat River. The largest values were obtained using the Slovenian methodology, while MNQ method proved to be most suitable for the local conditions.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase IV|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Calculation of environmental flow at different locations (rivers)
|LIVING NERETVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||40.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives was to test several pre-selected methodologies for calculation of environmental flow, in order to determine which is the best one to be incorporated into the Draft Environmental Flow Byla||Within this project, the environmental flow was calculated at the total of 4 locations: Paljanska Miljacka, the Neretva River in Glavatièevo and Ulog, and Plava Voda (the activity included collection of all existing data for pilot water bodies (geology, hydrology and morphology) and general information about the river (f.e. river length, tributaries, existing water uses and concessions, river management, assessing of data gaps in river hydrology, morphology and geology relating to river ecology and estimation of the time of low flows for additional sampling, analyses of river hydrology, river hydromorphology at different flows, modelling or evaluation of different scenarios of river hydrology and river hydromorphology at different flows etc.).|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase IV|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Development of the Environmental Flow Bylaw
|LIVING NERETVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||50.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives was to mainstream environmental flow into national legislation, or more specifically, to make the environmental flow calculation a legal obligation in Bosnia and Herzegovina||Within this project, different methodologies for environmental flow were tested, and the methodology that is best suitable for the conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina was selected and incorporated into the Draft Bylaw. The activity also included review of the existing Water Laws in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska, as well as other relevant legislation.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Living Neretva phase V|
Towards EU standards in the Neretva river basin (BiH)
Calculation of environmental flow at 5 different locations (rivers)
|LIVING NERETVA||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||30.000,00 EUR||2||Overall objectives was to build capacities of water administration for calculation of environmental flow using the methodology proposed in the Draft Environmental Flow Bylaw, in order for them to be ready to implement the Bylaw as soon as it has been adopted||Within this project, together with the nominated representatives of the Agencies for Water in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the environmental flow was calculated at 5 different locations Blidinje Lake, the spring of the Sturba River, Crna Rijeka, the Munica River, and the Ukrina River .|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Neretva and Trebinjica Dijelimo vode||Project objectives will be achieved thanks to the active collaboration with decision-makers at national and local level, with investors who build dams and local users, and through integrated river basin management, which will be used as the main framework.||The WWF's project Neretva and Trebinjica "share of water," aims to find the best possible way to manage water in this area in order to:
ensure the quality and quantity of water required for the lower basin of the river Neretva and Trebinjica, meeting the needs of all water users and contributing to the protection of priority wetlands;
preserve function Hutovo Blato, especially functions groundwater recharge, treatment and prevention of salinization.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Preliminary assessment of flood risk in Adriatic Sea Water District FB&H for watercourse I category||Agency for the Adriatic Sea Water District||18.000,00EUR||1||The first phase of the preliminary flood risk assessment includes only surface water of I category. For these watercourses it is necessary to define the methodology that would be followed by development and application in practice, and also to be spread on surface water category II.||Services provided by firms staff:
Collection of available data;
Development of the methodology;
Identification of flood areas;
Defining the criteria for the determination of "significant" flood level for national sub-basin and the whole Adriatic basin,
Defining areas with "significant" flood risk in future,
Assessment of possible consequences on human health, environment, cultural heritage and economic activity.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Preparation of Feasibility Study for Dubrava plateau WSS|
Municipalities: Èapljina, Stolac and Mostar
|European Commission||36.000,00 EUR||1||The overall objectives of the project were to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in implementation of Drinking Water Directive.||Project justification included of the following tasks: Review of technical alternative to arrive at least cost; Financial appraisal; Financial position of public utility company/municipality; Risk analysis; Environmental review of proposed developments; Economic evaluation; Implementation policies; Procurement plan and Implementation schedule|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Preparation of the Pre-feasibility Study for Èapljina-Nikiæ Railway||EC/IPA Program||52.000,00 EUR||2||ESIA for the high aped railway||· The Study for the 188 KM of the high aped railway included the following aspects:
Preliminary environmental impact assessment;
Multi-criteria decision on the choice of the route;
|Croatia||Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System||DIKTAS||DIKTAS is a full-size GEF (The Global Environment Facility) regional project||5.650.000 US$||4 GEF fund recipient countries (Alb, BiH, Cro, Mon) and 4 GEF fund non-recipient countries / (4 countries + 13 other project partners)||At the regional level the projects objectives are to:|
1. Facilitate the equitable and sustainable utilization and management of the transboundary water resources of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, and
2. Protect from natural and man-made hazards, including climate change, the unique groundwater dependent ecosystems that characterize the Dinaric Karst region.
These objectives are achieved through a concerted multi-country effort involving improvement in scientific understanding, the building of political consensus around key reforms and new policies, the enhanced coordination among countries, donors, projects and agencies.
|The DIKTAS project, is the first ever attempted globally to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karst freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System. At the global level the project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers (carbonatic rock formations), which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. The Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, shared by several countries and one of the worlds largest, has been identified as an ideal opportunity for applying new and integrated management approaches to these unique freshwater resources and ecosystems.
|Croatia||MEDiterranean EXperiment on |
"Cyclones that produce high impact weather in the Mediterranean"
|MEDEX||MEDEX is part of the WMO- World|
Weather Research Programme through its involvement in THORPEX. It has the support of more than 20 institutions. But it is not a financed project.
|/||21 countries / 4 proposer institutions, 31 participating institutions, 2 collaborator and advisor institutions||Medex general objective: Going to better understanding and improved forecast of Mediterranean severe storms, through better understanding and improved forecast of cyclones that produce severe storms (high impact weather).||MEDEX is designed to contribute to the better understanding and short-range forecasting of high impact weather events in the Mediterranean, mainly heavy rain and strong winds. Due to the supposed close relationship between high impact weather and cyclones, MEDEX will be focused to Mediterranean cyclones that produce high impact weather.
A dynamically oriented climatology of cyclones and high impact events is the first milestone of MEDEX. A second milestone will be the determination of sensitive areas where an observing effort will provide a more accurate prediction of Mediterranean cyclones, followed by impact analyses of additional data in these areas. From both, recommendations about the observing systems, data assimilation procedures and modelling and refined conceptual models for forecasters will arise.
In parallel, an evaluation of the societal impacts of the phenomena and of the benefits of forecasting accuracy improvements will be done.
The establishment of a Data Assimilation Mediterranean-oriented Centre (DAMC), including a data base centre and a data assimilation centre, is intended in order to provide facilities for numerical experiments and sensitive studies.
|Croatia||STUDY OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTION AFTER THE WAR AND ESTABLISHING THE MEASURES FOR PROTECTION OF PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK AND BIHAÆ REGION AT THE BORDER AREA OF CROATIA AND BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA||Anthropol.prot||Funded under: FP5-INCO 2 ||4 countries / 6 partners||The objective of the project was the assessment of anthropogenic pollution after|
the war events and its consequences to the karst ecosystem in a border zone between
Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, promoting the scientific-technical co-operation
between these countries and some Member Countries of the European Union.
|The activities were focused on the hydrogeologically connected areas of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, including karstic fields (poljes) Korenièko, Lapaèko and Krbavsko, from the Croatian side, and the Una River catchment area in the Bihac region, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project was oriented towards the end users: local authorities, enterprises, national parks and non-governmental organizations in the area. Therefore, three specific case studies were chosen: on a tourist domain (National Park Plitvice Lakes), a municipality domain and an industry domain (Bihaæ area).
Data collected by partners, as well as analyses of collected samples, served as a background for elaborating a hydrogeological model and further modeling of intrinsic vulnerability, hazard and risk assessment of surface and groundwater resources in the area of transboundary aquifers. All these data, were incorporated into the Geographic Information System (GIS) and visualized and modeled through the ArcMap-ArcView software.
Groundwater flow dynamics, residence times, recharge rates and mixing between hydraulically connected aquifers from both countries, essential for the protection of karst water, were also studied by using natural and anthropogenic trace substances (isotopes).
On the basis of investigations performed during the period 2003-2005 several rehabilitation measures are suggested, primarily to the Bihaæ area, which suffered much during the war activities, like the inauguration of the continual monitoring of surface and groundwater, protection projects for water-supplying springs, making the land-register of pollutants and improvement of purification of waste waters from industrial facilities.
|Croatia||KEEP WATERS CLEAN||KEEP WATERS CLEAN||INTERREG IIIA |
Neighbourhood Programme Slovenia-Hungary-Croatia 2004-2006
|512.879,00 EUR||2 countries (SLO, CRO) / 2 Final beneficiaries and 3 partners||General objectives of this project were the establishment of sustainable water resource exploitation in the area covered by the project and reinforcement of cross-border cooperation.||Since the water resources within this project belong to the same ecological, hydrological and hydrogeological system, measures aimed at improving the water quality had to be drawn up in a coordinated way and adapted to the local conditions. This required the cooperation of cross-border municipalities and contributed in turn to the reinforcement of cross-border links within the public administration domain in administrative, professional and technical terms. Activities of the project:
1. Registration of all existing concentrated and
dissipated sources of pollution and inventory of current
waste-water purification system and drainage.
2. Informing the residents of the protected area
about the project mission and results.
3. Monitoring of water quality elements of surface
and underground water and waters profusion quantity situation.
4. Making anti-flood protection study.
5. Making drinking water supply system and waste
water separation and purification system study.
6. Making project documentation (waste water separation
and purification system).
|Croatia||Mitigating Vulnerability of Water Resources under Climate Change||CC-WARE||12 partners supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 1 partner supported by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), 2 associated strategic partners (ASP), 2 partners financed by the Lead Partner;|
Programme: South East Europe (SEE)
|1826633,2||10 countries / 17 Project Partners||The main objectives are:|
- The development of an integrated transnational strategy for water protection and mitigating water resources vulnerability as basis for an implementation of national / regional action plans.
- Transfer of the achieved and developed knowledge and resulting measures into the regions and on local level to strengthen the institutional capacity and human resources.
- Setup of a framework on national level in regard to legislation and national / regional institutional structures to be able to implement the strategy developed on transnational level smoothly after project duration to assure a long term impact of CC-WARE project.
- The extension of the promotion of implementing national activities for mitigating vulnerability of drinking water supply based on a jointly developed transnational strategy to the entire SEE area.
- The upmost dissemination of the gained knowledge regarding the strategy how to implement national action plans to relevant policy makers and stakeholder through consultations, workshops and publications.
|Water resources are under increasing pressure originating from land use and climate changes. Climate changes studies for the SEE regions indicate an increase of mean annual temperature combined with decreasing precipitation.
To mitigate water resources vulnerability in the participating SEE countries, there is a need of a joint approach in SEE countries to promote national activities based on a common implementation strategy in order to fulfil the aims of EU regulations and strategies such as the EU2020 strategy, Danube Region Strategy, EU Water Framework Directive and White Paper on Adaption to Climate Change.
The main aim of CC-WARE is to develop an integrated transnational strategy for water protection and mitigating water resources vulnerability which builds the basis for an implementation of national and regional action plans.
Innovation will be given by the joint development of a methodology for risk assessment of drinking water resources under climate change. A risk map for drinking water resources in SEE region will be produced.
|Croatia||Climate Change and Impacts on Water Supply||CC-WaterS||15 partners supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2 partners supported by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), 1 partner financed by the Lead Partner;|
Programme: South East Europe (SEE)
| 4,224.503,00||9 countries (AT, BG, GR, HR, HU, IT, RO, RS, SI) / 18 Project Partners||The main objective of CC-WaterS is to safeguard water availability and safety for a sustainable water supply for citizens in different European regions under the influence of climate change, provoking land-use changes.|
Specific objectives are to:
- identify and apply an adequate model in order to quantify CC on catchment scale by analysing water balances
- determine future drinking water availability considering climate and land use changes
- distinguishing among anthropogenic (land uses) and natural impacts (climate change) on water supply availability and safety
- develop appropriate technical measures and prepare the legislative basis to mitigate possible negative effects of climate and landuse changes on water supply management, etc. (other specific objectives can be found on the web page)
|Climate change affects fresh water resources and may have significant influence on public drinking water supply. Land use activities exert pressure on water resources and will change according to climate change. It is crucial for safeguarding future water supply to anticipate these climate and land use changes and to assess their impacts on water resources.
CC-WaterS will make information applicable for concrete solutions, develop tools and instruments for public water supply and implement safeguarding measures.
The main result of CC-WaterS is a SEE water supply management system, regarding optimization of water extraction and land use restrictions under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in SEE.
|Croatia||Groundwater management of coastal karstic aquifers (ESSEM COST Action 621)||/||COST funds pan-European networks of scientists and researchers. These networks are called 'COST Actions'.|
COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme.
|The overall cost has been estimated at ECU 6 million at 1996|
|12 countries||The main objective of the Action is to increase the knowledge necessary to establish|
criteria for improving groundwater resource utilization in karstic coastal
aquifers and for recovering groundwater resource in aquifers over-exploited and
salinized due to seawater intrusion.
|The research themes that will be surely developed are: fresh water salt water equilibrium; salinization processes in relation to either upconing or lateral intrusion: local and regional flow pathways of intruding sea water; glacio-eustatic oscillations of sea level and water-rock interactions as relevant in permeability variation studies; evaluation of the salinization hazard connected with exploitation; optimization of exploitation and reclaim of salinized karst aquifers.
Improvement of knowledge will make it possible to lay down guidelines for the best planning of safeguard and recovering actions of groundwater resources in karstic coastal aquifers, and to establish basic criteria to evaluate the salinization hazard connected with exploitation.
The adoption by decision-makers of the guidelines should induce clear economical benefits, avoiding dispersion of public funds in ineffective remedial.
Another important objective of the Action is to define an international network of investigation Centres and experts of salt water intrusion and related management problems of groundwater resources in karstic coastal aquifers.
|Croatia||Assessment of EUROpean AGRIculture WATer use and trade under climate change|
(ESSEM COST Action ES1106)
|EURO-AGRIWAT||COST funds pan-European networks of scientists and researchers. These networks are called 'COST Actions'.|
COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme.
|The economic dimension of the activities has been estimated at 60 Million .||34 countries ||The main objective of the Action is to deliver integrated methodologies and databases for the|
European wide assessment of water use and trade associated to key food and energy crops at
different spatial scales under current and future climatic conditions.
|The COST Action EURO-AGRIWAT will focus on the assessment of water footprint (WF) and virtual water trade (VWT) of key food and no-food agricultural products, including their uncertainties, as well as scenarios concerning WF and VWT under future climatic conditions. The use of advanced tools and data such as remote sensing, updated climatic databases, climatic projections/scenarios and agrometeorological models represents the base of the activity. The use of such instruments will allow a detailed analysis of interactions between crops, climate and management that will be taken into account in the WF assessment. An important component of the Action will be the preparation and dissemination of recommendations and guidelines for enabling a more efficient water resource management in relation with agricultural activities under climate change and variability. The framework of a COST Action represents the most suitable way for facing the problem of sustainable water use, being characterized by a non-competitive and interdisciplinary environment of high scientific level. These features will allow a collaboration between scientists and stakeholders and the development of common strategies to broaden the available research expertise.
|Croatia||HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean EXperiment||HyMeX||HyMeX is currently funded by a large number of agencies, including CNRS, Météo-France, CNES, IRSTEA, INRA, ANR, Collectivité Territoriale de Corse, KIT, CNR, Université de Toulouse, Grenoble Universités, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET, AEMet, Université Blaise Pascal-Clermont Ferrand, Université de la Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II, Université Montpellier 2, CETEMPS, Protezione Civile Nazionale, Université Paris-Sud 11, IGN, EPFL, NASA, New Mexico-Tech, etc. (they are listed on this web page: http://www.coriolis.eu.org/Science/Research-Activities2/Mediterranean-Sea/HYMEX)||24 countries / partnership with about 400 scientists||HyMeX aims at a better understanding and quantification of the hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean, with emphasis on high-impact weather events, inter-annual to decadal variability of the Mediterranean coupled system, and associated trends in the context of global change.|
HyMeX Objectives :
- Produce new long-term data-sets over the Mediterranean basin to: provide an accurate description of the water cycle and its variability and trend; understand how the Mediterranean water cycle processes contribute to the regional climate; validate the regional high-resolution oceanic, atmospheric and hydrological models and develop improved parameterizations.
- Develop methodologies and models in synergy with the field campaign in order to improve weather and seasonal prediction, regional climate studies, climate impact, and environmental research; perform regional climate change scenario.
- Assess the social and economic vulnerability to extreme events and adaptation capacity.
|The hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean is a key environmental and socio-economic question for a wide region encompassing southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The lack of readiness and mitigation strategies could result in critical situations, in particular in case of extreme events and inadequate evaluation of climate change impacts.
Extreme weather events, regularly affect the Mediterranean region causing heavy damages and human loss. Progress has to be made in the monitoring and modelling of the Mediterranean hydrological continental cycle in order to better predict its impacts on water resources.
HyMeX Science is organized along five major research topics, each addressed in a dedicated Working Group (WG):
The water budget of the Mediterranean Sea (WG1); The continental hydrological cycle and related water resources (WG2); Heavy rainfalls, flash-floods and floods (WG3); Intense sea-atmosphere interactions (WG4); Societal and economic impacts (WG5).
The 1st and 2nd topic aim at better understanding and simulating the long-term water cycle over the Mediterranean basin through budget and trend analyses.
The 3rd and 4th topic aim at improving the knowledge and predictability of intense (extreme) events.
The 5th topic will address vulnerability questions and adaptation strategies in societies facing high-impact weather events.
The HyMeX programme foresees the monitoring of all relevant atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological and bio-chemical variables during a long observation period.
|Croatia||KArst waTER research program ||KATER II||INTERREG III B CADSES,|
Supported by Means of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
| 3.246.400||4 (Austria,|
Italy) / 8 partners
|The project aims at safeguarding water supply and the required, largely natural conditions of the catchment areas.|
The objective of the project lies in developing and evaluating a GIS-based decision support system in order to quantify and assess the impact of land-use activities on the environment and water resources in karstic areas.
The project stands for the transnationally concerted preservation and management of sensitive mountainous karst regions essential for the
water supply of millions of inhabitants.
|KATER II is based on the results of the KATER project, whose qualitative further development it constitutes.
In many countries, karstic areas are important and acutely essential for public water supply. These areas are at the same time highly sensitive and valuable natural environments. Conversely, exploitation pressure on these areas is increasing. This mainly relates to such fields as tourism, settlements, transport infrastructure, forestry and pasture management.
To facilitate and optimise the decision-making process relating to the problems of land use/water management/environmental protection, it seems useful to develop and implement a decision support system. Considerations derived from the results of the KATER project will be incorporated into a set of rules, referring on the one hand to data collection and on the other hand to technical implementation through software tools.
All these findings are to be implemented in the individual project territories.
Optimising the data collection process is part and at the same time a key output of the project.
Yet another central factor for the success of the project, lies in raising the level of awareness both amongst the public at large and amongst selected target groups.
|Greece||Bringing the OpenMI to Life (Open Modeling Interface and Environment|
|Greece||Management of water losses in a drinking water supply system|
|Greece||Sustainable InteGral Management Approaches for Water areas|
|Italy||Acque sotterranee e di transizione Isonzo / Soca (Deep and transition water of Isonzo River )|
|Italy||Environmental sustainability for the use of water resources: innovative methods for managing networks of aqueducts and protection of aquifers|
|Italy||Environmental sustainability for the use of water resources: innovative methods for network management of water supplies and protection of aquifers|
|Italy||Limestone as the common denominator of natural and cultural heritage along the karstified part of the Adriatic coast.|
|Italy||Preventive Maintenance For Water Utility Networks, LLP - LdV||PM4WAT||Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo da Vinci||4 Countries/ 7 Partners||The project main topic is to allow a large number of water utilities to benefit from state of the art Preventive Maintenance (PM) training.|
The critical objectives of the project are to i) provide state of the art training on PM practices, ii) provide training on pro-active rehabilitation and iii) outline the effects of natural hazards on water networks.
|What is proposed is to develop an innovative web-based platform and courseware for VET on modern practice on Preventive Maintenance (PM) of urban water distribution networks. Improved maintenance, increased reliability and decreased disruption of service are envisaged. The proposed training program involves: (1) a theoretical part covering the basic principles of PM, benefits, limitations, organizational aspects, etc.
(2) a practical part which involves software that integrates Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Reliability Analysis (RA) and Database Query (DQ) to determine how ageing and natural hazards affect the reliability of the network under different environmental conditions. Partners’ national experiences and practices are put together to produce a unified curriculum definition, a library of learning content and specifications of the web-based training course. The subject of the course include conditions, criteria and guidelines for PM.
|Italy||PRIMAC (I3101034):Azioni integrate per la protezione delle zone costiere dallâinquinamento antropico e per il recupero delle risorse idriche allontanando lâintrusione marina dagli acquiferi costieri|
|Italy||Progetto Interregionale âSorveglianza e monitoraggio quali-quantitativo acque sotterraneeâ (Cross-regional Project "Surveillance and quali-quantitative groundwater monitoring")||PRISMAS||Law n. 305 as of 28 August 1990: PTTA 94/96 (Triennial Plan for Environ_mental Protec_ tion)||Lit. 4,5 billion (eur 2.324.056) out of which 3,6 (eur 1.859.245) financed by National funds and 0,9 (eur 464.811) by the Regions involved||1 Country (Italy)/ 5 Partners (Ministry of Environment + 4 Regions)||Mapping quali-quantitative groundwater status;|
Defining trends in water quality and quantity, in relation to its use; Assessment of present and prospective water contamination;
Establishing standards for designing, testing and managing environmental data network;
Providing guidelines concerning groundwater management and protection
|The main purpose of the project was the definition and experimentation of standard procedures for
designing and exploiting a monitoring network over a large region.
These procedures would be
adopted as a reference for country wide applications.
In addition to the technical and scientific aspects, managing problems (costs, logistics) and
widespread of the information at local and national levels are the key elements of the project.
The monitoring network consists of 220 wells and springs, selected with a geostatistical procedure,
controlling the regional aquifers (of alluvial, calcareous and volcanic nature) of strategic importance.
The data collected both by the punctual monitoring and by the remote monitoring flow into a relational data base which manages their acquisition and processing allowing the continuous update of the network.
All the data stored are easily accessible and can be extracted for further specific elaborations.
|Italy||Planning and Implementing a Non-Revenue Water Reduction Strategy Improves the Performance of Water Supply and Distribution Systems, LLP - LdV||PROWAT||Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo da Vinci||6 Countries/ 10 Partners||The objectives of the PROWAT Project are to improve the skills and competences of people, concerning Water Loss Reduction Strategy and Application||The final products of the project are vocational training course modules, a CD-ROM with a user's manual, a project reference report, a software tool to reduce the loss of drinking water based on a Needs-Analyses and a web-site with an e-learning component.
The products are designed to facilitate efficient Water Supply & Distribution Systems in Europe and provide educational content about best practices, new technologies & current regulations in the Water field for a non-revenue water reduction strategy.
|Italy||RECLAIM WATER (018309):Water reclamation technologies for safe artificial groundwater recharge|
|Italy||The Karstic acquifer as hydric transboundary strategic resource|
|Italy||Water Against Climate Change, LIFE08 INF/IT/308||WATACLIC||LIFE + Programme (EC), Emilia-Roma_ gna Region||Eur 767.545||1 Country (Italy)/ 5 Partners (2 Research institution, 3 Universities)||Information and Communication in the field of urban and domestic water management, aiming to the |
reduction of water (and energy) consumptions in urban areas
|Aim of the project is to demonstrate that, thanks to proper information and communication campaigns, technical and administrative stakeholders can very much contribute to the reduction of water (and energy) consumptions in urban areas.
To this aim five information and communication campaigns have been implemented:
C1 - “water and rules”, on water saving strategies for urban planning and building Regulations;
C2 – “water and money”, on the use of water tariff policies to lower water final Consumption;
C3 – “water and citizens”, on strategies for awareness raising campaigns;
C4 –“water and energy”, on water and energy saving in water supply systems;
C5 - on water saving potential in building sector.
The project final objectives are linked to the different themes the campaigns deal with: To introduce new rules in urban planning and to help the diffusion among final users of
technologies / strategies able to allow a more sustainable urban water use (Campaign C1); To adopt tariff schemes / financial instruments aimed at discouraging unwise use of water (Campaign C2); To adopt more effective awareness raising campaigns directed to the general public (Campaign C3); To increase global efficiency (in term of water and energy consumptions) of water supply systems (Campaign C4); To improve knowledge and awareness of plumber professional organization concerning water saving techniques
|Montenegro||Construction and reconstruction of the water supply system in the urban municipalities of Golubovci and Tuzi||European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union grants (IPA/WBIF/PPF), Municipality budget, Government of Montenegro funds||4.0 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of leachate treatment plant at the landfill of Livade in the Capital of Podgorica||European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union grants (IPA/WBIF/PPF), Municipality budget, Government of Montenegro funds||1.86 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of plant for wastewater treatment in the Municipality of Danilograd||European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union grants (IPA/WBIF/PPF), Municipality budget, Government of Montenegro funds||Phase I - 0.9 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of recycling center in the Municipality of Bar||Value will be |
known after preparation of project documentation
|Montenegro||Construction of Regional Waste Management Center in the Municipality of Niksic, to be used by the Municipalities of Nikiæ, |
avnik and Pluine
|Montenegro||Construction of Regional Waste Management Center in the Municipality of Pljevlja, to be used by the Municipality of Pljevlja and|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Berane||5.2 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Bijelo Polje||10.9 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Kolain||2.25 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Plav||2.96 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Pluine||0.21 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Roaje||2.08 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Ulcinj, for the settlements: Kodra, Totoi, Bijela Gora and Donja Bratica||5.3 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of the main sewer network in the Municipality of Pljevlja||1.02 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of the transfer stations for waste management in municipalities of|
Andrijevica, Plav, Roaje, Mojkovac, Kolain, Bijelo Polje and abljak
|Value will be |
known after preparation of project documentation
|Montenegro||Construction of the tunnel Belveder in|
the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Berane||4.0 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Bijelo Polje||4.5 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Kolain||0.95 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Niksic||14.8 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Plav||4.5 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Pljevlja||6.0 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Pluine||2.0 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of Roaje||2.09 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje||4.9 mil|
|Montenegro||Construction of water supply system - fuel tank Vukoser capacity 2000 |
m? and pipeline route Vrelo Ibra Rezervoar in the municipality of Roaje
sewerage network in
the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje
|Montenegro||Development of state and local waste management plans for the period 2014-2020||0.8 mil|
|Montenegro||Improving water |
supply system in the
Old Royal Capital of
|Montenegro||Project of reconstruction of water supply system, source |
"Krkori" - Andrijevica
|Montenegro||Reconstruction and construction of sewerage network in the Municipality of Nikiæ- Phase I (17,173 m primary |
collector, 2.2 km secondary collector and 2.2 km pressure pipeline)
|Montenegro||Regulation and control of the Cehotina riverbed in the Municipality of Pljevlja ||4.35 mil|
|Montenegro||Rehabilitation and expansion of water supply network in the Municipality of Danilovgrad||0.7 mil|
|Montenegro||Rehabilitation and extension of the sewerage network in the Municipality of Danilovgrad||2.9 mil|
|Montenegro||Remediation and reclamation of the non-sanitary landfill "Cafe" in the Municipality of Bar||3.3 mil|
|Montenegro||Remediation of the existing non-sanitary landfill of |
Vrtijeljka in the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje
|Montenegro||Sanation of non-sanitary landfills in municipalities of Ulcinj, Bijelo Polje, Kolain,|
Mojkovac, Plav, Roaje, Pluine and Pljevlja
|Value will be |
known after preparation of project documentation
|Montenegro||SCADA - automation of control and management of objects in the water supply|
network and procurement and installation of flowmeters in the Municipality of Danilovgrad
|The value will be |
defined on base of the concluded contract
|Montenegro||Water supply and sanitation at the Adriatic Coast, Phase III||KfW loan, KfW donation, Municipality budget||89.092 mil||The Project concerns measures for the improvement of the water supply and sewerage systems at the Montenegrin Coast (Bar, Herceg Novi, Kotor and Tivat).||The purpose of the Project is to ensure the year-round sustainable supply of the population with safe drinking water and improvement of sewage disposal, in particular covering demand peaks in the summer months caused by tourism. This is to contribute to the economic development of Montenegro by promotion of tourism at the Adriatic Coast as well as to advance the protection of environment and water resources. The Project includes rehabilitation and extension of water and waste water network and construction of WWTP in Herceg Novi and Bar.|
|Montenegro||Water supply and sanitation at the Adriatic Coast, Phase IV||KfW loan, KfW donation, Municipality budget, Government of Montenegro funds||13.976 mil||The Project concerns measures for the improvement of the water supply and most of all of the sewerage systems at the Montenegrin Coast (Tivat and Kotor)||The purpose of the Project is to reduce the pollution of coastal areas of the Adriatic Sea by reducing pollution load of sewage. This is to contribute to the economic development of Montenegro by promotion of tourism in the project area, as well as advancement of the protection of the environment and of water resources. The Project includes construction of WWTP for Kotor and Tivat.|
|Montenegro||Water supply and sanitation at the Adriatic Coast, Phase V||KfW loan, KfW donation, Municipality budget, Government of Montenegro funds||20.000 mil||The Project concerns investment measures for the improvement of the water supply and sewerage system at the Montenegrin Coast (Ulcinj)||The purpose of the Project is to ensure the year-round sustainable supply of the population with safe drinking water and to improve the sewage disposal, in particular covering demand peaks in the summer months caused by tourism. This is to contribute to economic development of Montenegro by support of tourism development in the project area, to the advancement of the protection of the environment and of water resources, and to the establishment of a sustainable structure for service provision in the water sector at the Montenegrin Coast. The Project includes rehabilitation and extension of water and waste water network in Ulcinj.|
|Serbia||Water Resource Strategies and Drought Alleviation in Western Balkan Agriculture||WATERWEB||EU||1 200 000.00||Denmark, UK, Portugal, |
FY RO Macedonia, Serbia
|The main goals of this joint, multi-disciplinary effort were: contribution to the development of the Western Balkans through the introduction of strategic management of water resources aimed at alleviating drought impacts and ensuring sustainable development of agriculture; Establishment and strengthen research capacity for the implementation of new technologies in agriculture and water management.||Establishment of a basic network of hydro-meteorological research sites and data collection procedures; Mastering of new measurement and data management technologies; Application of GIS techniques to establish a soil/water/economy information system; and creation of a series of models which correlate plant water uptake, runoff, water quality and the economy, and the development of procedures for strategic water management in agriculture.
|Serbia||Water Management Information System For Republic Of Serbia||WMIS||EU|
European Union And European Agency For Reconstruction
|2,500,000.00||Serbia And Eptisa International And Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI)||Thee Main Goal Of The Project Was To Upgrade Water Sector Information And Data Management, And Lay The Foundation For Future Activities In This Area. The Beneficiaries Of The Project Are The Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry And Water Management/National Water Directorate And Water Management Agencies.||The Spatial Data Model Encompasses Of: Surface Waters, Groundwater, The Water Structure, Accidental Pollution, Erosion, Excavation Of Sand And Gravel, Monitoring Of Surface Water And Groundwater Quantity And Quality, Topography, And Thematic Data. The Model Is Generally Based On The Current Water Law But The WMIS Was Also Designed To Support The Implementation Of The Water Framework Directive (WFD) As Part Of Serbias EU Accession Process. The WMIS Is A Conceptual Basis That Offers The Technical Information System Elements Required For Comprehensive Monitoring And Integrated Management Of Water Resources In Serbia.
Development Of The Components That Support Flood Action Plans (Monitoring Of Water Levels, Discharges, And Status Of Hydraulic Structures; Relevant Analyses; And Real- Time Reporting), Support To Water Inspector Activities (Identification Of Areas Affected By Accidental Pollution), Typology Of Surface Waters, And The Generation Of National Reports On Surface Water Quality Monitoring Have Also Been Developed.
In Addition, The Groundwork Has Been Created For The Establishment Of Advanced Decision Support Systems, Particularly for Flood Modeling And Management, The Register Of Water Estate, Public Reporting, The Implementation Of The WFD And Other EU Directives, Access To EU Funds, And Water Budgeting.
|Serbia||Mitigating Vulnerability of Water Resources Under Climate Change||CC - WARE||The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)||1826000||18 institutions from 9 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Hungary , Italia, Romania, Republic of Serbia,|
|CC-WARE aims at developing a framework for integrated transnational strategy for water protection and mitigating water resources vulnerability which builds the basis for an implementation of national / regional action plans||A framework will be setup on national level in regard to legislation and national / regional institutional structures to be able to implement the strategy developed on transnational level smoothly after project duration to assure a long term impact of CC-WARE project. The promotion of implementing national activities for mitigating vulnerability of drinking water supply based on a jointly developed transnational strategy will be extended to the entire SEE area with special regard to pre accession countries. Through consultations, workshops and publications; gained knowledge will be transferred to relevant policy makers and stakeholders particularly of pre-accession countries the reach the upmost dissemination. Moreover, the present and future vulnerability will be assessed based on a jointly elaborated methodology.|
|Serbia||Climate Change and Impacts on Water Supply||CC WaterS||The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)||4,224.000,00||18 institutions from 9 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Hungary , Italia, Romania, Republic of Serbia,|
|CC-WaterS project identified and evaluated resulting impacts on availability and safety of public drinking water supply for several future decades within the South East Europe under the climate changes .Elaborated measures to adapt to those changes build the ground for a Water Supply Management System regarding optimization of water extraction, land use restrictions, and socio-economic consequences under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in SEE||Development of Methods and instruments jointly with other consortium members to predict land use changes impacts on water supply. Proposal of the measures to adapt water supply management to these changes by: Identification and application of adequate model in order to quantify CC on catchment scale by analysing water balances; Future drinking water availability determination considering climate and land use changes; Distinguishing among anthropogenic (land uses) and natural impacts (climate change) on water supply availability and safety;
Develop common tools for risk assessment to secure drinking water supply under changing climate; Development of appropriate technical measures and prepare the legislative basis to mitigate possible negative effects of climate and landuse changes on water supply management; Development proposal for measures considering economic and social aspects; Development water supply management system regarding optimisation of water extraction and land use restrictions under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in SEE; Share experience in SEE region, raise awareness in the wider public and promote a common approach towards sustainable transnational water management;
Promote project achievements and propose measures to local authorities, and the public as water end-users.
|Serbia||Assessment of the Impact of the Aerobic State on the Protection and Use of Intergranular Aquifers||Serbian Ministry of Science and Technological Development||N/A||Serbia||Assess the transformation of water quality under aerobic and anaerobic conditions; Define the dependence of well clogging on the aerobic level, the mineral composition of the aquifer, and the biochemical composition of water; Recommend optimum well-maintenance approaches; Examine well-regeneration methods; Study the effect of the aerobic state on the establishment of sanitary protection zones; Classify Serbias main aquifers and assess their water balance, use and protection.||The aerobic state is one of the major factors which affect biochemical clogging of water wells and the transformation of groundwater quality. Assessments of the impact of the aerobic level on these processes reflect a new approach to the study of groundwater. In Serbia, drinking water supply generally relies on groundwater. Cities along rivers most often use water abstracted from shallow alluvial aquifers. At many groundwater abstraction sites, river water quality affects groundwater quality at the source, determines source protection measures, and often leads to water well capacity decline over time. Research and investigations have shown that a natural aerobic state is a reliable indicator of good groundwater abstraction conditions. An increase in aerobic level using artificial means is very useful for the maintenance of existing sources and the planning of future sources of drinking water supply.|
|Serbia||Activities Within The Scope Of The International Sava River Basin Commission||ISRBC||State||394,000.0|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina,|
Serbia and Slovenia
|The International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) has been established for purpose of the implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB)||Establishment of an international regime of navigation on the Sava River and its navigable tributaries, which includes provision of conditions for safe navigation on the Sava River and its tributaries.
Establishment of sustainable water management, which includes cooperation on management of the Sava River Basin water resources in a sustainable manner, including integrated management of surface and ground water resources.
Undertaking of measures to prevent or limit hazards, such as floods, ice, droughts and accidents involving substances hazardous to water, and to reduce or eliminate related adverse consequences.
|Serbia||Activities Within The Scope Of The International Commission For The Protection Of The Danube River (ICPDR)||ICPDR||State funding||N/A|
|14 + EU||Implementation of the Danube River Protection Convention (DRPC)and make it a living tool. DRBMP|
(Danube River Basin Management Plan)
(Integrated Tisza River Basin Management Plan)
|In the Danube River Basin, the WFD and EFD are being implemented in international river basins through coordinated action of the Danube countries. The coordinating body for the Danube River Basin is the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), in whose activities Serbia has been participating since 2004. The ICPDR deals not only with the Danube itself, but also with the whole Danube River Basin, which includes its tributaries and the ground water resources.
|Serbia||Legislative Background Studies and Evaluations: The Water Law of the Republic of Serbia and Series of Acts of Secondary Legislation||N/A||State||100,000.0||Serbia||In addition to the Water Law and associated sublegal acts, the water sector is addressed by legislation related to environmental protection, spatial planning, construction, local administration, utilities, mining, energy, agriculture, forestry, navigation, geological exploration, waste management, concessions, foreign investments, and the like. Nevertheless, this does not provide a sound basis for integrated water management in Serbia, consistent with the principles of sustainable development and those promoted by the EU.||In-depth review of other Serbian legislation which addresses the water sector (a set of environmental laws, the Utilities Law, the Planning and Construction Law, the Forests Law, and a number of other laws);
A detailed study of EU water-related legislation (Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy; Council Directive 75/440/EEC concerning the quality required of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water; Council Directive 76/160/EEC concerning the quality of bathing water; Council Directive 76/464/EEC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment; Council Directives 80/68/EEC and 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution; Council Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks; Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban wastewater treatment; Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of water against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources; Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption; Proposal for a Council Directive 94/C222/06 on the ecological quality of water; and Council Directive 2007/2/EC establishing an infrastructure for spatial information);
A review of water legislation of the former Yugoslav republics (the Water Law of Croatia, the Water Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Water Law of Slovenia, etc.)
Consultations with stakeholders (institutions and individuals).
Based on voluminous documentation and information compiled and reviewed, as well as on extensive consultations, JCI formulated a number of fundamental principles upon which up-to-date water legislation should be founded.
|Slovenia||ADRiatic Ionian maritime spatial PLANning||ADRIPLAN||European Commission DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) under the theme "Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Mediterranean sea and/or the Black sea"||1250000||The ADRIPLAN project is implemented by 17 Partners from 4 countries of the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion: 8 Scientific Partners and 9 Institutional Partners (inner circle). 17 Observers (outer circle) are also contributing to the project.||ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).|
The proposed approach will be based on the best knowledge available, will be developed with the support of Institutional partners and observers and the involvement of all main stakeholders and will provide detailed recommendations for the evaluation of cross-border MSP. based on an integrated overall assessment (environmental, legal, administrative, economic and social) and taking into account multiple demands and potentials.
|The ADRIPLAN project will improve the ongoing process to develop MSP in the region, to overcome barriers of full participation of all neighboring countries in the process and promote sound technically/scientifically based political decisions in order to promote a coherent transnational approach to the spatial planning of the marine seas.
Where? The study area is the Adriatic - Ionian Macroregion considered as a whole, zooming into two focus areas, one in the Northern Adriatic Sea and the other in Southern Adriatic Northern Ionian Sea. The project will be pivotal to improve the ongoing process to develop MSP in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
How? by using the best knowledge available, by evaluating present and future potential conflicts and synergies among marine and maritime uses, by applying an ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities, through the engagement of the Institutional partners and the Observers, through the effective interaction with the key stakeholders.
ADRIPLAN promotes the harmonized implementation of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)
|Slovenia||Groundwater and Transition Isonzo / Soèa||ASTIS||EU territorial cooperation crossborder SLO ITA (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||1.099.890,00 EUR||6||The project aims to develop guidelines for the Italian-Slovenian important problem in the management of transboundary waters in the basin of the river Isonzo, related on integrated management of transboundary aquifers, in particular the qualitative and quantitative development of groundwater and the protection and use of transboundary aquifers.|
The activities will be carried out in the areas of aquifers cross the border of Slovenia and Italy. In the two pilot ARREE as a model for the water to aquifers carstiche (Kanin) and a model for porous aquifers (Plain d'Isonzo) will be performed multiple tasks.
|The project proposes ASTIS qualitative and quantitative analysis and data collection needed for the sustainable and integrated management of transboundary groundwater resources of the Soca river basin.
The operational objectives of the project ASTIS a following measures:
- Enhancing scientific cooperation and territorial development of transnational system of water resources management.
- Evaluation of monitoring networks in a unique cross-border networks by reducing costs due to better distribution of measuring points, which is more dense in areas where are determined exchange between surface water and groundwater or areas where proven pollution from human activities. The network will take into account the different dynamics of bodies in various geomorphological and hydrogeological contexts defined aquifers using geophysical-geochemical hydrogeological interdisciplinary methodologies and develop applications that have been developed within the project CAMI LIFE alluvial aquifers and will be expanded and developped for fractured and karstic aquifers.
- Identify potential covered tectonic structures that can change the geometry of water bodies and increase the vulnerability of aquifers and water resources.
- Definition of processes in mountain and lowland areas of test analysis and localization of underground karst channels, which makes the system more aquifers and relations between tetoniko and underground water systems.
- Identification of power modes and to determine the effects of meteorological and hydrological extreme events on groundwater resources and impacts on the socio-economic aspect both in the hilly area than in the lowlands.
- organization and implementation of computer databases and an overall assessment of the quantities of underground water resources, taking into account the vulnerability of and the sensitivity of the hydrographic network and the geometry of bodies of groundwater. The practical work will be defined by changing the flow hydrological monitoring network, which may be due to present lithology and tectonic contacts.
- Identification of gaps and problems due to the fragmented and not integrated knowledge of groundwater resources and design strategies to fill these gaps.
- Identification of pressures on groundwater in urban, mining and industrial areas, which are responsible for the discharge of pollutants into water and the development of a methodology to measure the pressure on the local and transboundary groundwater systems.
- Creation of possible strategies to improve the quality status and to reduce pressures and negative impacts of using stakeholder participation and exchange of proposed methodologies.
- Cross-border awareness to respect water resources and training of young researchers, which can improve the status of water resources in the Italian-Slovenian border.
- Promoting the integration of the Julian Alps between areas of high-quality water resources, in accordance with the Water Framework Directive through an inventory of resources, a description of groundwater and associated ecosystems.
|Slovenia||Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System project||DIKTAS||EU||5,65M US$||23||The DIKTAS project is the first ever attempted globally to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karst freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System.||At the global level the project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers (carbonatic rock formations), which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. The Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, shared by several countries and one of the worlds largest, has been identified as an ideal opportunity for applying new and integrated management approaches to these unique freshwater resources and ecosystems.
At the regional level the projects objectives are to:
Facilitate the equitable and sustainable utilization and management of the transboundary water resources of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, and
Protect from natural and man-made hazards, including climate change, the unique groundwater dependent ecosystems that characterize the Dinaric Karst region of the Balkan Peninsula.
These objectives, which aim to contribute to sustainable development of the region, are achieved through a concerted multi-country effort involving improvement in scientific understanding, the building of political consensus around key reforms and new policies, the enhanced coordination among countries, donors, projects and agencies, and the consolidation of national and international support.
|Slovenia||Coordinated activities for management of Isonzo Soèa||CAMIS||EU (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||1.431.258,99 EUR||11||CAMIS project is an expression of cross-border cooperation between Slovenia and Italy in order to better manage the Soèa River and its basin.||Considering the area of the river basin, conflict of interests due to different uses are present practically everywhere; we are using the river and its banks for sport, tourism, exploitation of hydropower, irrigation, gravel removal but on the other hand there are also many different categories of protected areas within the river corridor. Sustainable management of water resources is of strategic importance to both countries, so it is necessary that it is coordinated on cross-border level. The project is going to undertake studies and researches in river morphology implement monitoring of water quality, measure water flow and identify pilot actions to ensure sustainable development of the river basin. Within different pilot areas project partners are going to implement pilot activities that will contribute to the sustainable use of the river. To upgrade cooperation between Slovenia and Italy and between municipalities in the Soèa River basin, the Day of River Soèa will be promoted. With examples of good practices and action plans the comparison of land use on both sides of the border will be possible.|
|Slovenia||Joint Geo-Information System (GIS) for Emergency Protection of Drinking Water Resources||GEP||EU - territorial cooperation crossborder SLO ITA (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||1.349.300,17 EUR||12||The purpose of a three-year long project is to establish a uniform cross-border action system for the Civil Protection Service in cases of hazards posed to the sources of drinking water owing to technological risks and natural disasters and thus contribute to the development of new information and communication technologies and sustainable territorial integration and preservation of environment in the areas of Gorika statistical region, Obalno-Kraka statistical region, Gorenjska statistical regions and Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.||Hydrological systems are not limited by state borders, the impacts of pollution may freely spread across the borders that is why their integrated management by means of cross-border coordination is necessary.
For the Civil Protection Service an algorithm of action, harmonised by cross-border players, will be developed which will be supported by means of the GIS (Geographic Information System) regarding the sources of drinking water. This algorithm of action will be an important functional tool for immediate and efficient action of all institutions and bodies involved in the cases of intervention. A key achievement of the project will be an upgrade and improvement of the GIS system with a hydrological model for the Karst aquifer of the Trnovo-Banjèice Plateau and the alluvium of the Soèa (Isonzo) River being the main common source of drinking water for the cross-border region of Gorica (Gorizia)-Trieste and a spatial decision support system ((DSS/SDSS) based on the analysis of indicators regarding the impact of the soil use to the sources of drinking water.
|Slovenia||Cross-border system for water management in urban area of Gorizia and Nova Gorica||GOTRAWAMA||EU - territorial cooperation crossborder SLO ITA (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||1.209.150,00 EUR||10||The main objective is to develop cross-border water management in urban area of Gorizia and Nova Gorica.||The project aims to develop guidelines for the implementation of a common system of integrated management of transboundary waters in urban areas of Gorizia and Nova Gorica. It includes surface water (flood risk and quality), groundwater (quality, environmental protection, availability and energy recovery) and waste water. Starting with a thorough knowledge of these waters, showing that the anthropogenic pressures exerted on them, we want to propose a system that allows a correct environmental management of water bodies of interest, in the light of the directive on waters issued by the European Community. The activities will include the catchment areas of the border town of Gorizia, Nova Gorica, empeter Vrtojba.|
|Slovenia||The Karst aquifer as a strategic cross-border water resource||HYDRO KARST||EU - territorial cooperation crossborder SLO ITA (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||1.079.435,30 EUR||7||The main purpose of the project is the coordinated management and the Reka-Timavo aquifer protection trough the quantitative and qualitative monitoring of the ground-waters and environment of the Classical Karst.||The expected output will be the implementation of a single and unique database containing all the hydro-dynamical, hydro-chemical and biological datasets, all geo-referenced; unified maps will be produced within the promotion of cooperative agreements and actions to promote and activate systems capable of reducing the pollutants especially concerning the drinking water; the promotion of the development of joint intervention systems for the emergencies and the development of joint strategies for preventing and reducing the risks of danger, will be one of the aims of the project, as the promotion of water saving and the efficiency in the management of the water network distribution including the quality improvement of the drinking water.|
|Slovenia||Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management||ISARM||EU (UNESCO)||n.a.||10||The general ISARM objective is to contribute to the multifaceted efforts in global co-operation through providing for the planets needs in sustainable environments, economy, social and political security on internationally shared aquifers.||Specific project objectives
To establish a network of experts from different disciplines for identification and definition of internationally shared aquifers.
To promote scientific, legal, socio-economic, institutional and environmental assessment of internationally shared aquifer resources.
To identify several Case Studies of internationally shared aquifers and support multidiciplinary experts teams to conduct detailed investigations.
To learn, from Case Studies, the issues relevant to good management of internationally shared aquifers resources.
To raise the awareness of policy and decision makers of the significant and importance of transboundary aquifer resources, forming a critical component of the world freshwater resources.
To disseminate the lessons learnt from Case Studies and encourage policy and decision makers to incorporate appropriate internationally shared aquifer management.
To promote co-operation among experts from the different countries that share transboundary aquifers, through making available scientific tools, water resource management options and methodologies that apply to such aquifers.
|Slovenia||Sustainable management of transboundary groundwater between Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner.||HIDRO ISTRA||EU - territorial cooperation crossborder SLO CRO||n.a.||3||The project is aimed at the protection of transboundary groundwaters and providing sufficient quantities of quality drinking water, in accordance with the guidelines of the Water Framework Directive (EU Water Framework Directive).||The project includes the following principles of sustainable development: the promotion and protection of fundamental rights (in this case the right of the population to drinking water quality), better management of natural resources (in this case, the management of groundwater), participation of the population (in this case, the incentive of the project with the help of printed promotional materials, interactive workshops for target groups through free access to data and results through web pages and applications).
The project will be conducted two workshops with the participation of target groups (local administration, NGOs, local communities, public services), with which the public will be informed of the activities and results of the project on the one hand, on the other hand, informal way of their education on the protection of transboundary karst groundwater and sustainable development in such areas. Of particular interest is provided for the active involvement of target groups in the coordination of joint plans and guidelines. The development of these areas can be sustained only through a set of coordinated actions and motivations of the local population that is well informed with reliable information.
|Slovenia||Different projects on Karavanke transboundary water aquifer||Several different sources: National, bilateral projects in last 20 years||Several reports and publications, Book: Brenèiè M. & Poltnig W., 2008. Podzemne vode Karavank. Skrito bogastvo - Grundwasser der Karawanken : versteckter Schatz Ljubljana, Graz, pp 143.||Investigations in the area of Karavanke groundwater bodies were focused on:
- water management, monitoring of quantitative and qualitative state,
- formation of new partnerships for integrated water resources management,
- initiative to establish partnerships for water in the basin of the Sava river with the purpose of permanent connection with the economy in the basin.
The Karavanke aquifer is also very important as drinking water resource in both sides of the border.
|Slovenia||Life - Water!||ŽIVO!||EU - OP IPA SI-HR 2007-2012||557.647,47||2 (Slovenia, Croatia) / 5 partners|
|Slovenia||Karst underground protection||KUP||EU - OP IPA SI-HR 2007-2013||652.444,24||2 (Slovenia, Croatia) / 3 partners|
|Slovenia||Common system of evaluation of sustainability of water resources management of parks kocjan Caves and Risnjak||Škocjan-Risnjak||EU - OP IPA SI-HR 2007-2014||271.486,20||2 (Slovenia, Croatia) / 6 partners||With research and educational activities they want to lay the foundations for more long-term and sustainable management of water resources in the cross border area between the parks Karst caves kocjan and Risnjak. Water management is nowadays very complicated. Followed by the objectives of the different sectors, demanding natural conditions (karst aquifers with difficult tracing of groundwater flows) in the border area as well as the relations of two neighboring countries. Integrated water resources management requires close integration of all sectors in a horizontal direction and in the vertical direction of the head, local communities, regions of the country. Time frame: 1. jan 201417. jun 2015|
|Slovenia||Protection of drinking water of the Municipality of Nedeliæe and Municipality Sredièe ob Dravi||Pijemo isto vodo||EU - OP IPA SI-HR 2007-2015||603.676,95||2 (Slovenia, Croatia) / 5 partners||Develop a strategy of long-term management; To create conditions for organized wastewater (storm and fecal) water through the sewer system and wastewater treatment through the treatment plant, the application of European standards, methods and technologies in drainage and wastewater treatment; Leveraging the reduction of water pollution, implement prevention, education and awareness of the impact on the population, especially the major polluters of the need to conserve water in the entire cross-border area||Project activities are focused on joint management and conservation of water resources and improve water quality, as part of that strategy will be developed to protect the water in the area of the Municipality of Nedeliæe and Municipality centers along the Drava as a strategy of long-term water management of the cross-border area and to establish an integrated policy of waste water management. Time frame: 1.5.2010 - 31.3.2012|
|Slovenia||Sustainable water management between the Mura and Drava||Dobra voda za vse||EU - OP IPA SI-HR 2007-2016||835.145,71||2 (Slovenia, Croatia) / 10 partners|
|Slovenia||Climate change and the management of protected areas||CLIMAPARKS||EU - territorial cooperation crossborder SLO ITA (http://www.ita-slo.eu/)||3.236.444,34||2 (Slovenia, Italia) / 9 partners||Climate change, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable relationship with the environment||Slovenian and Italian parks will be investigated in the project and raise awareness about climate change, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable relationship with the environment in the respective protected areas as well as in the world at large. There will be a long-term network of information channels through which it will be possible to compare data between the parks. Slovenian and Italian parks will work to strengthen awareness of the importance of a responsible attitude towards the natural environment (information centers, education programs). The pilot projects will also be parks themselves developing environmentally friendly modes of visiting protected areas. The Slovenian-Italian cooperation represented coastal (northern Adriatic), and karst mountain (alpine) region. Time frame: May 2010 - Oct 2013|
|Slovenia||Management of Water losses in a drinking water supply system||WATERLOSS||EU territorial cooperation - Programme MED||1.846.788,00||6 (Greece, France, Cyprus, Slovenia, Spain and Italy) / 9 partners||The primary target of WATERLOSS is the sustainable and effective utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of water conservation through the development and demonstration of a methodology for monitoring, control and reduction of water losses in drinking water supplies.||WATERLOSS follows the EU Water Framework Directive to develop an integrated and sustainable water management policy, and to implement appropriate measures ensuring the conservation of water resources of sufficient quality. The target of WATERLOSS is the protection and enhancement of water resources. The means to achieve this target is the development of a methodology for the reduction of water losses in drinking water supply systems, leading to water saving activities. The project focuses on the integration of water loss reduction principles in the management plans of drinking water authorities, with particular attention to MED countries where water scarcity and low quality have became major issues during the last years. Project WATERLOSS aspires to the development of a methodology for control of non-revenue water in water supplies, by implementation of the following: establishment of water balance in water systems using GIS-based maps, preparation of a group of appropriate performance indicators using existing and new ones, development of a decision support tool aiming to a prioritized list of measures for controlling water losses, adapted to regional conditions, and certification of the methodology in a demonstration phase.
WATERLOSS is scheduled to run from June 2010 to May 2013.
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply in the basin of river Sora||EU + national funds||10.501.632,73||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply of region POMURJE - System C||EU + national funds||37.721.333,60||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply in the basin of river DRAVINJA - Part 3 (MAKOLE, POLJÈANE)||EU + national funds||4.733.870,96||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply in the basin of river Sotla||EU + national funds||14.071.369,76||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Hydraulic improvements of water supply systems in Slovenian coastal region||EU + national funds||8.492.293,08||1||Hydraulic improvements of water supply systems|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply in the basin of river Drava (2nd set) - Area of Ormo||EU + national funds||8.870.575,53||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Integrated management of drinking water supply in the aleka Valley||EU + national funds||28.159.608,31||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Integrated management with drinking water supply of north-east Slovenia (Slovenske Gorice)||EU + national funds||13.093.828,29||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply of Haloze area||EU + national funds||2.175.869,46||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Sustainable supply of drinking water and protection of water resources in Bela Krajina region||EU + national funds||21.788.079,94||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Protection of water source Mrzlek and integrated management with drinking water supply in the Trnovo-Banjka plateau, Brda and the Vipava Valley||EU + national funds||21.498.887,06||1||Drinking water supply and protection of water resource|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply in the basin of river Dravinja||EU + national funds||5.805.986,59||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Integrated managament of collection and treatment of wastewater and protection of water resources on the Savinja catchment||EU + national funds||17.785.236,64||1||Protection of water resources|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply of region Pomurje - System B||EU + national funds||33.563.680,66||1||Drinking water supply|
|Slovenia||Drinking water supply of region Pomurje - System A||EU + national funds||30.761.979,24||1||Drinking water supply|
|Croatia||Groundwater and dependent Ecosistems: NEw Scientific basIS on climate change and land-use impacts for the update of the EU Groundwater Directive||GENESIS||FP7||9170600||17/25||The objective of GENESIS is to integrate pre-existing and new scientific knowledge into new methods, concepts and tools for the revision of the Ground Water Directive and better management of groundwater resources.||The cases will be used to test project hypothesis, understand systems, and develop tools for monitoring and management. The developed results and tools will be tested at different sites to assess transferability of results in order to solve problems related to different type of groundwater systems in Europe. Thus the outcome can be used at a European scale.|
|Croatia||Sustainable Aggregates Planning in South East Europe||SNAP-SEE||SEE||1733928,8||13/27||Assuring sustainable supply of aggregates is an important challenge due to their economic importance and the potential environmental and social impacts associated with their production. The SNAP-SEE project focuses on developing and disseminating tools for aggregates management planning in Southeast Europe (SEE). It builds on the results of the Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management (SARMa) project.||Assuring sustainable supply of aggregates is an important challenge due to their economic importance and the potential environmental and social impacts associated with their production. The SNAP-SEE project focuses on developing and disseminating tools for aggregates management planning in Southeast Europe (SEE). It builds on the results of the Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management (SARMa) project.Due to regional differences in historical development, there are diverse approaches to aggregates policies, planning and management in SEE, which is hindering resource efficiency and economic development in the region: differences among mineral policies; aggregates policies and plans are distributed among many different legal documents, making coordination and a comprehensive understanding difficult; authorities in SEE countries do not have the understanding of either sustainable aggregates resource management (SARM) or planning for sustainable supply mix (SSM) and there is almost a complete lack of coordination on planning supply from primary and secondary aggregates sources. The SNAP-SEE project is divided into 6 work packages. The following table depicts the duration of the work packages. The project will end in November 2014.|
|Croatia||Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management||SARMa||SEE||42278||Aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) are crucial for infrastructure and construction. SEE countries are rich in aggregates, but supply is not coordinated within or across the area.The main objective of the project is to develop a common approach to (a) sustainable aggregate resource management (SARM) and (b) sustainable supply mix (SSM) planning, at three scales: regional, national and transnational.The project will build the foundation for a Regional Centre on sustainable aggregates management and supply.||The two main objectives are: to develop a common approach to SARM across SEE, and ensure a SSM in SEE based on fair distribution of costs and benefits of aggregate production, use, waste disposal and recycling, so as to enhance resource and energy efficiency and quality of life. Objectives comprise: coordination in managing aggregate resources, increasing the transfer of know-how, and supporting capacity building in firms, government and civil society; develop a unified information infrastructure and common understanding of aggregates based on EU guidelines and directives, including those in protected areas, potential secondary supply, and transnational transportation networks; and to prepare for Regional Centre on SARM & SSM. Activities will connect institutional actors, decision makers, policy implementers, economic sector, quarry operators, civil society, and NGOs through workshops and targeted results.Local: a) Optimise the efficiency of primary aggregates production, b) prevent or minimize environmental impacts of quarrying and improve reclamation, c) minimize illegal quarrying by improving knowledge, d) promote recycling (construction, demolition & quarry waste), e) increase interested and affected groups capacity.Regional/national: a) assess and quantify aggregate resources and relevant transportation links, b) develop strategies for sustainably managing aggregate resources, including in protected areas, considering aggregate resources in land management and use planning, and harmonizing policies across regions, c) develop guidelines and procedures for SSM planning.Transnational: a) recommend methods for harmonizing SARM & SMM transregionally and transnationally, b) design a multi-purpose and multi-scale Aggregates Intelligence System (AIS) as a long-term tool for know-how transfer. Follow-up: prepare plan for a Regional Centre on SARM & SSM, to increase capacity of all interested and affected groups through workshops training and educational materials.|
|Croatia||Geothermal mapping||GeoMapping||The Central Finance and Contracting Agency||509695,36||42036|| the determination of the thermal properties of shallow geothermal potential in characteristic regions throughout the Republic of Croatia- raising public knowledge and awareness about use of shallow geothermal potential Student education about this type of renewable energy||The project goal is the determination of the thermal properties of shallow geothermal potential in characteristic regions throughout the Republic of Croatia and promotion of application of ground source heat pump (GCHP) technology as renewable energy source.Research will investigate use of heat pumps, coupled with borehole exchangers and connected to ground, for heating and cooling of already built buildings.Experimental boreholes, that will be used for measuring ground thermal response (so called TRT thermal response test), will be drilled along with geological supervision witch includes soil sampling and soil properties determination.The mapping process of shallow geothermal potential will create the preconditions for more effective implementation of GCHP for heating and cooling of buildings in Croatia, as it is the case in technologically most advanced countries.|
|Croatia||Geochemical Atlas of Agricultural and Grazing Land Soils||GEMAS||EuroGeoSurveys||-||-||-||The geochemical atlas of agricultural and grazing land soils is under preparation (GEMAS). This is essentially a follow-up project of the Geochemical Atlas of Europe, but concentrating on soil, and the reasons for carrying out this project follow. The administration of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restrictions of Chemicals), the new European Chemicals Regulation adopted in December 2006, and the pending EU Soil Protection Directive, require additional knowledge about soil quality at the European scale. REACH specifies that industry must prove that it can produce and use its substances safely. Risks, due to the exposure to a substance during production and use at the local, regional and European scale, all need to be reliably assessed. In contrast to human-made organic substances that do not occur naturally in the environment, all industries dealing with natural resources will face in the near future a number of specific questions.|
|Serbia||Study of Underground Sources of Water Supply for the General Plan of the City of Leskovac||RECLAIM WATER||The Urban Institute, Washington||N/A||The study of underground water supply sources for the General Plan of the City of Leskovac 2010-2020.||The study included the preparation of the following documents:¶The project of applied hydrogeological research;¶Elaborate on the reserves of underground water sources for water supply of Leskovac;¶Study of sanitary protection zones for water supply of Leskovac.|
|Serbia||Design Project of Petrovaradinska Ada Source Extension by Building Water Intake Near the River||N/A||PUC for Water and Wastewater Novi Sad||N/A||Source "Petrovaradinska ada" belongs to the group of three active wells for water supply of population and industry of the city of Novi Sad. The total amount of the affected raw water from all sources, accounts for 40% (about 400 l/s), which makes this space essential resource from the viewpoint of a stable water supply. The spring is formed on the right bank of the Danube (behind Petrovaradin) at the beginning of the eighties. In the current constellation, exploitation of groundwater is conducted with eight tube and six wells with horizontal drains, which cap aquifer in the sandy-gravel deposit of quaternary age.|
|Serbia||Study of the Impact of the Iron Gate 1 HPP on the Belgrade Groundwater Source (Phase IIb)||Electric Power Industry of Serbia/Iron Gate Hydroelectric Power Plants LLC||N/A||-||Main objectives are: Phase I: To review the availability of relevant indicators, develop a work methodology, and establish monitoring; Phases IIA and IIB: To develop a hydrogeological model and a hydrodynamic model of the aquifer and of the conditions of recharge from the river during the 2006-2007 period, and to conduct project-specific investigations; Phase IIIC: To identify recharge conditions for the initial state which corresponds to the 1982/1983 period, and to interpret collected data.||This Study addresses altered bank filtration conditions in the Sava alluvion due to the operation of the Iron Gate Hydroelectric Power Plants. Raw groundwater is currently abstracted from the aquifer by means of water wells and, following treatment at water conditioning facilities, delivered to Belgrades drinking water distribution system. The Study is being developed in two main phases and several sub-phases.|
|Serbia||Study of the Belgrade Groundwater Source (Phase 2)||Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management/Water Directorate, and the Building Land and Construction Directorate of Belgrade||N/A||-||The main objectives of this multiple-year multi-disciplinary study are to:Identify the actual capacity of the source; Study the causes of water-well ageing;Propose an efficient plan for well regeneration and future use;Study the status of and threats to the groundwater source in order to assist in the resolution of the conflict with the growing city and other users of the area.||Numerous investigations (hydrogeological, hydrochemical, microbiological), intensive groundwater and surface water regime monitoring, and several structural surveys were conducted in 2007, as part of Phase II of the Study. A special part of the Study focuses on the monitoring of regenerated wells, where new laterals were installed in 2006 and 2007 applying the Preussag method. These wells have been subjected to a special monitoring and assessment regime, to allow for the quantification of hydraulic losses at well laterals over time. A specially-developed software package, Lizza, is used to process the data. This software is extremely user-friendly with regard to setting full 3D flow boundary conditions, and offers a special option for line elements (well laterals).¶Chemical test have revealed considerable differences between individual wells, even though the distance between them is generally not more than 400 m.¶|
|Serbia||Study of Extreme Hydrologic Events (Floods and Droughts) in Serbia||The Serbian Ministry of Science and Technological Development||Scientific (theoretical) contribution to multi-dimensional statistical assessments of floods and droughts, and the development of a procedure for the assessment of coinciding high flows on major rivers and their tributaries; Development of numerical procedures for the identification of historic flood and drought events; and The establishment of a pilot field where soil properties relevant to agricultural production will be monitored||Identification of historic flood and drought events in Serbia;¶A methodology for multi-dimensional definition of flood return periods for complex river systems;¶A methodology for the identification of multi-dimensional coinciding flood waves on the Danube, Tisa and Sava rivers;¶A detailed methodology for assessing the probability of historic flood and drought events recurring during the same calendar year;¶A detailed soil moisture balance model, to determine the exact time of the beginning and end of crop water stress periods; and¶The establishment of a pilot field for soil moisture regime monitoring.¶|
|Albania||Sustainable Integrated Management of International River Corridors in SEE Countries||SEE River||ERDF-IPA||2.107.354,30 EUR||16||River Management||1. The project was first initiated through the International Symposium within LIFE project "Life Vein Upper Drau River" in September 2008 at the end of which the Drava River Vision Declaration was signed by the 4 riparian states´ Heads of Delegations (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia) to ICPDR and a high Italian representative. Over 130 participants, including representatives of 14 SEE RIVER project partners and observers attended the event where they agreed on future priorities and common vision for integrative management of the Drava River. Expected Key results: Drava River Action Plan for integrative management 5 multi-sectoral stakeholder agreements 5 Draft Action Plans for integrative management of the Bodrog, Neretva, Prut, Soca, and Vjosa river corridors Directory of good practices of integrative management of international river corridors established as a permanent exchange programme Sustainability plan for future cooperation of the SEE RIVER network of experts.|
|Albania||Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System||DIKTAS||GEF-UNDP-UNESCO||5.65 M US$||4||Transboundary groundwater resources||1. The DIKTAS project (Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System), is the first ever attempted globally to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karst freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System. At the global level the project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers (carbonatic rock formations), which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. The Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, shared by several countries and one of the worlds largest, has been identified as an ideal opportunity for applying new and integrated management approaches to these unique freshwater resources and ecosystems. At the regional level the projects objectives are to: Facilitate the equitable and sustainable utilization and management of the transboundary water resources of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, and Protect from natural and man-made hazards, including climate change, the unique groundwater dependent ecosystems that characterize the Dinaric Karst region of the Balkan Peninsula.|
|Albania||Sustainable Aggregates Planning in South East Europe||SNAP-SEE||ERDF-IPA||1,737,900.00 ||27||Protection and improvement of the environment||1. The SNAP-SEE project focuses on developing and disseminating tools for aggregates management planning in Southeast Europe (SEE). It builds on the results of the Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management (SARMa) project. Objectives of the project are to improve: Coordinated national/regional planning for aggregates supply that addresses cross-sectoral interactions, and ensures that documents are consistent; Integrated planning for primary and secondary aggregates that addresses resource efficiency; Capacity and competence to address the preceding two problems; Stakeholder engagement and consultation process to ensure that planning addresses the concerns and needs of all target groups.|
|Albania||Shaping an Holistic Approach to Protect the Adriatic Environment between coast and sea||SHAPE||IPA||4139170||13||Protection and enhancement of the marine and coastal environment||SHAPE project aims at the sustainable development of the Adriatic Region strengthening the protection and enhancement of the marine and coastal environment. Through an integrated approach, it promotes the strengthening of the institutional capacity to preserve and manage natural and cultural resources and risks prevention. The general objective is the setting-up of a multilevel and cross-sector governance system assuring the rational use of the Adriatic Sea and its resources and able to solve conflicts among different uses. Repeatable governance models will be developed. In line with the European strategies, the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean and the Roadmap for MSP are the main reference and their application in the Adriatic region will be tested. Croatian, Italian, Slovenian and Montenegrin Governments have signed ICZM Protocol and its ratification is expected.|
|Albania||Protection, improvement and integrated management of the sea environment and of cross-border natural resources||ECOSEA||IPA||3757555||9||Protection and enhancement of the marine and coastal environment||The general objective of the project consists in promoting the protection and enhancement of the sea and coastal environment, implementing an innovative approach to a coordinated management of fishery activities (institutional/policy level) pairing with a direct increase of the marine biodiversity (in-field pilot actions). This will allow to concretely improving the quality of the sea environment strengthening, at the same time, the sustainable development and competitiveness of the coastal communities depending from fishery. In other terms, for the first time the project intends to give a clear, direct and long-lasting response to the environmental negative effects related to the fishing and aquaculture activities. As a side effect, the project will directly strengthen the protection of the cultural heritage traditionally characterizing the fishery sector of the Adriatic sea, generating positive effects also on the promotion of a sustainable tourism less bound to the seasonality.|
|Albania||Climate Change Adaptation in Western Balkan||CCAWB||GIZ-BMZ||3500000||5||Transboundary Water Management||The project supports the five countries of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia in five distinct areas by means of capacity development, advisory services and the procurement of equipment. These include: Establishment of a flood early warning system Drafting of national climate change adaptation strategies Formulation and implementation of flood or drought management plans on the communal level Regional cooperation in integrated water resources management (IWRM) Integrating climate change adaptation strategies in urban planning Through support in the formulation and implementation of flood or drought risk management plans, some 40 small towns and communes stand to gain from the project. In accordance with EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), river basins are obliged to create management plans based on IWRM principles. management.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Danilovgrad Municipal Infrastructure Project, FOPIP|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Development of the Report on practices of asset management in the Southeast European countries and international practices|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Derelict Fishing Gear - Management System in the Adriatic Region (DeFishGear)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Development of National Action Plan (NAP) for Mediterranean region in B&H|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Development of National Baseline Budget (NBB) for Mediterranean region in B&H|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance Project (MEG), supported by the Government of Switzerland, implemented by UNDP BiH|
|Greece||Management of water losses in a drinking water supply system||WATERLOSS||MED Operational Programme||1,846,788 ||9 partners / 6 EU countries||WATERLOSS follows the EU Water Framework Directive to develop an integrated and sustainable water management policy, and to implement appropriate measures ensuring the conservation of water resources of sufficient quality. The target of WATERLOSS is the protection and enhancement of water resources. The means to achieve this target is the development of a methodology for the reduction of water losses in drinking water supply systems, leading to water saving activities. The project focuses on the integration of water loss reduction principles in the management plans of drinking water authorities, with particular attention to MED countries where water scarcity and low quality have became major issues during the last years.||Project WATERLOSS aspires to the development of a methodology for control of non-revenue water in water supplies, by implementation of the following: establishment of water balance in water systems using GIS-based maps, preparation of a group of appropriate performance indicators using existing and new ones, development of a decision support tool aiming to a prioritized list of measures for controlling water losses, adapted to regional conditions, and certification of the methodology in a demonstration phase.|
|Greece||Sustainable InteGral Management Approaches for Water areas||Sigma for Water||Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC|| 2.5 million||12 partners||The project aims at development of new lakes and wetland areas which significantly increase water quality in the water system (increased capacity for clearing water in the system due to enlarged water surface and nature in the area) and make the water system more flexible in terms of quantity (increased retention capacity to store excess water and opportunity to tap from water in case of future shortage).||The overall objective of the SIGMA for Water project is to improve the capacity of the partner regions for the development of new lakes and wetlands for climate change adaptation (in relation to water quantity) and to improve water and environmental quality of the involved regions. This will be done via interregional cooperation by means of jointly developing integrated master plans (in which water management issues play a vital role), and improving relevant regional policies in the field. This way the entire partnership which includes both knowledge institutes and public bodies, can benefit from already existing good practices, knowledge and experience and joint development of new plans resulting in a new best practices.|
|Greece||Bringing the OpenMI to Life (Open Modeling Interface and Environment)||OpenMI||LIFE Environment||4,002,656.00 ||12 partners||The project's rationale lies in the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), which demands an integrated approach to water management. This requires an ability to predict the way catchment processes will interact. In most contexts, it is not feasible to build a single predictive model that adequately represents all the processes; therefore, there is a requirement for a means of linking models of individual processes. This is met by the FP5 HamonIT project's innovative solution, the Open Modelling Interface and Environment (the OpenMI).|
The purpose of this project was to transform the OpenMI from research output to becoming a sustainable operational product. It aimed to build the capacity to use the OpenMI and to demonstrate it in real life situations. It would also demonstrate the technical support and co-ordination. Finally, information about OpenMI would be disseminated to users.
|The OpenMI LIFE project set out to build on the extremely successful FP5 project HarmonIT. Under the HarmonIT, a number of European modellers had been brought together to design a prototype software that could link diverse models to provide reliable results. The project focused on the water environment, and specifically on the WFD, and on how to link water models to predict and understand how catchment processes interact. In this way, models developed by diverse organisations with different end-users in mind, that are working on different timeframes and dimensions can effectively talk to each other. The OpenMI LIFE project tested and evaluated the OpenMI under operational scenarios in two river basins: in the Netherlands and in Greece. A number of scenarios were used, for instance by linking sewage models and river models, or considering the effect of climate change on reservoir reliability. The testing of the software under operational circumstances highlighted key issues, such as making models compliant with OpenMI and problems with model stability once they were linked. The trials also highlighted the importance of providing adequate technical support. A key element of the project was to make the OpenMI open source, so modellers working independently on the project could make changes to the code, thus continuing to develop and strengthen the technology. This led to a number of revisions to the code, with the eventual release of a second version of OpenMI in December 2009, shortly before the end of the project.
|Greece||Improvement of Water Supply and Infrastructure in the area of Meliteieon Kerkyras||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||1422215||1||Improvement of Water Supply and Infrastructure in the area of Meliteieon Kerkyras||Improvement of Water Supply and Infrastructure in the area of Meliteieon Kerkyras|
|Greece||Construction of sewerage network in the area of St. Panteleimon of Corfu||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||_||1||Construction of sewerage network in the area of St. Panteleimon of Corfu||Construction of sewerage network in the area of St. Panteleimon of Corfu|
|Greece||Wireless Water Quality Monitoring of Arachthos and Vjosë Rivers||WWQM_AVR|| IPA Cross-Border Programme |
"Greece - Albania 2007 - 2013"
|452768,4||2||The major goal/objective of this project is to develop a prototype in situ-wireless-river water-quality-monitoring-sensor system with a web server, based on a microcontroller or an FPGA, storing the data locally (local site) and transmitting them on demand through a WiFi point to point, p2p network to an internet endpoint - personal computer station including wireless transceiver with directional antennas, gateway between the local p2p network and the University networks (UoI, UoV), internet services, user interface etc. situated at the University lab - for analysis and long term evaluation. Each point to point connection will comprise a number of repeater nodes including antennas, access points and switches. The in situ-wireless-river water-quality-monitoring-sensor system as well as the repeater node will be self powered using solar energy. Copies of the prototype system will be installed in a number of locations in:a) Vjosë River (CB river, Aoos in Greek) starting at the Greek-Albanian border and ending near its disembogue in Adriatic Sea, with an internet endpoint at the University of Vlorë, Albania, and b) Arachthos River starting near Metsovo, Greece and ending at the Old Plaka Bridge with an internet endpoint at University of IoanninaThe target area for the Arachthos River belongs to the municipalities of Metsovo and Northern Tzoumerka, Perfecture of Ioannina, whereas for the Vjosë River belongs to the Districts of Vlorë and Gjirokaster in south Albania.||The target groups of the project are the Greek and Albanian administration and politicians dealing with the environment and urban planning, the sector of tourism, agriculture, NGOs dealing with the environment etc. The project partners come from the University of Ioannina, Greece and University Vlorë, Albania, they will work together to develop and install the water quality monitoring system in both rivers thus justified the CBC. The strategic impact of the WWQM_AVR proposed project will be: The water quality monitoring of Arachthos, Greece and Vjosë, Albania rivers The help to the decision makers concerning the development of the areas in the two river basins. The improvement of the management of the environment in the two river basins The help in the development of the touristic sector in two river basins The help in strengthening of the interrelations between the scientists of the two neighbor Universities and the technology transfer to the groups of the University of Vlorë. A side effect of this proposal is the contribution to the implementation of the 2000/60/EC European water directive by monitoring the water quality in two vicinal rivers in areas with similar relief, demonstrating the water pollution sources and the different water management policies, if exist, in order to promote the best practices in water management|
|Greece||JointWaterS: Promotion of a Joint implementation of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC) within the transboundary River Basin of Aoos/Vjosa||JointWaterS|| IPA Cross-Border Programme |
"Greece - Albania 2007 - 2013"
|346.763,39 ||3||The JointWaters Project - "JointWaterS: Promotion of a Joint implementation of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC) within the transboundary River Basin of Aoos/Vjosa", is implemented with the participation of the Decentralized Administration Epirus/western Macedonia-water directorate Epirus as Overall Lead Partner, the participation of DEI - Public Power Corporation s.a. / Hydroelectric Generation Department (H.G.D.), The Goulandris Natural History Museum-Greek Biotope Wetland Centre, the Prefecture of Vlora, and Agency of Environment and Forestry in Albania. JointWaters is implemented in the context of the ??? «Greece-Albania 2007-2013» Cross-Border Programme. The overall strategic aim of the Project, is the promotion and implementation of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC-WFD in Greece and Albania, as far as the Aoos/Vjosa River Basin is concerned.||The main aims / objectives of the JointWaterS project are: Promoting cross-border communication and advancement of knowledge on the requirements of the WFD through the exchange of expertise in water monitoring issues and capacity building regarding the management of WDF requirements. Ensuring a common framework for action through the implementation of the WFD on the Albanian side regarding the basin of the river Aoos and in particular by applying Article 5 (characterization of water bodies, land use analysis and review of anthropogenic pressures on the quality of surface waters). The Joint design of a network / program for the monitoring of ecological water quality characteristics, that will cover the needs and requirements of both countries with emphasis on cross border cooperation as well as investigating fish production potential. The Joint implementation of the above monitoring program and the reliable drawing of conclusions concerning 1) the current water situation in the transboundary basin of Aoos / Vjosa river and 2) the state of the fish fauna population. The awareness of specific target groups involved in sustainable water management.|
|Greece||WATER SAVING FOR DEVELOPMENT-WaS4D||WaS4D||ETC Programme, Greece-Italy 2007-2013||1406600||7||The general objective of the project is to promote drinking water saving culture & behaviour . Its principal activities are: on line geo-referred maps regarding existing water resources/quality and water needs, for Puglia and Achaia a Sustainable cross border Water Management Plan a water saving Local Action Plan - 2015-2020 Water Houses with scenic design selected via public competition a Water Saving Promotion and Awareness Campaigns Workshops on water-saving, mainly addressed to expert and technicians Transfer of an e-service on water issues (sportelloacqua.it), to Achaia Region an educational e-tool on sustainable living, in facebook. It aims at developing issues on water saving related to improvement of individual behaviors and implementing innovative actions and facilities in order to harmonize policies and start concrete actions for a sustainable water management, making also people and stakeholders awake to water as a vital resource, strategic for quality of life and territory competitiveness. Drinkable water saving culture & behavior, limited water resources, water supply optimization, water resources and demand management, water e-service & educational e-tools are the key words of WaS4D.||In this frame the project objectives are: Definition of water need for domestic and other than domestic purposes: regional and territorial hydro-balance; promotion of locally available resources not currently being used - water recycling or reuse and rainwater harvesting; scientific data implementation into Informative Territorial System and publication of geo-referred maps into the institutional web sites, to share information for water protection; participated review of the regulatory framework for the promotion of water-efficient devices and practices by means of the definition of Action Plans, with defined targets up to brief (2015) and medium (2020) term; building up water e-services, front-office for all the water issues in building agricultural, industrial and touristic sectors, to share information, procedures and instruments for the water management; creation and publication of a user friendly software, a game, to promote sustainability for houses also addressed to young people; creation of water info point into physical spaces called "Water House" to promote education, training, events and new advisory services to assist professionals involved in water uses and consumers; implementation of participatory approach & networking for a permanent cooperation among Public Bodies and Institutions, with the creation of a transferable model of best practices. WaS4D will carry out initiatives and advisory services aimed to encourage a behavior change, influencing citizens' demand and support consumers who wish to take action to reduce drinking water use: for the civil use, from literature, it's possible to reduce drinkable water consumption up to 50% using simple and economic tools, with a large environmental positive impact. WaS4D mainly focuses on the needs to define a participatory approach to enhance water-saving culture at urban level, encouraging a shift from supply-driven policies to management policies and from a sectorial to an integrated approach. The innovative character of the project is referred to the integrated approach as well as to the creation of new web services & tools.|
|Greece||SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES TO SAFEGUARDING DRINKING WATER||WATER.GUARD||ETC Programme, Greece-Italy 2007-2014||1257000||4||The project aims to highlight the rich aquifer systems and seek methods for their protection. The main benefit of the project implementation is the rehabilitation of contaminated groundwater and the natural environment, optimizing the monitoring network of water basin and the optimal management of water resources.||The project consists of the following: Exchange of information and existing know-how in relation to the state of groundwater resources. A decision support system and a telemetric surveillance network, based on a GIS application, towards an integrated water resources management. Through this net the regional authorities will have the ability to monitor the actual situation of drinking water, in terms of quantity and quality and identify in an early stage the risks for aquifers pollution in order to take all necessary measures for prevention and restoration. A water management plan, through the use of the telemetric net and the DSS. Staff of the participating regions will be trained in implementing best practices|
|Greece||Mitigating Vulnerability of Water Resources under Climate Change||CC-WARE||SEE Programme||1826633,2||16||The main objectives of the project CC-WARE are: |
The development of an integrated transnational strategy for water protection and mitigating water resources vulnerability as basis for an implementation of national / regional action plans
Transfer of the achieved and developed knowledge and resulting measures into the regions and on local level to strengthen the institutional capacity and human resources at national, regional and local level Setup of a framework on national level in regard to legislation and national / regional institutional structures to be able to implement the strategy developed on transnational level smoothly after project duration to assure a long term impact of CC-WARE project The extension of the promotion of implementing national activities for mitigating vulnerability of drinking water supply based on a jointly developed transnational strategy to the entire SEE area with special regard to pre-accession countries The upmost dissemination of the gained knowledge regarding the strategy how to implement national action plans to relevant policy makers and stakeholder particularly of pre-accession countries through consultations, workshops and publications
|Within the SEE regions quite different ecosystems provide these services. In higher elevation zones forests and sometimes grasslands store and filter the precipitation while in low land areas extended flood plains and wetlands are important. Some information about impacts of climate and land use changes are available for a few sites in the SEE region (CC-WaterS, SHARP) but until now no region wide classification of the vulnerability of drinking water resources is available. To mitigate water resources vulnerability in the participating SEE countries, there is a need of a joint approach in SEE countries to promote national activities based on a common implementation strategy in order to fulfil the aims of EU regulations and strategies such as the EU2020 strategy, Danube Region Strategy, EU Water Framework Directive and White Paper on Adaption to Climate Change. The main aim of CC-WARE is to develop an integrated transnational strategy for water protection and mitigating water resources vulnerability which builds the basis for an implementation of national and regional action plans|
|Greece||Climate Change and Impacts on Water Supply||CC-WaterS||SEE Programme|| 4,224.503,00||18||the main objective of CC-WaterS is to safeguard water availability and safety for a sustainable water supply for citizens in different European regions for several decades under the influence of climate change, provoking land-use changes. Methods and instruments will be jointly developed to predict landuse change impacts on water supply. Measures to adapt water supply management to these changes will be proposed. In this respect specific objectives are to: - identify and apply an adequate model in order to quantify CC on catchment scale by analysing water balances - determine future drinking water availability considering climate and land use changes - distinguishing among anthropogenic (land uses) and natural impacts (climate change) on water supply availability and safety - develop common tools for risk assessment to secure drinking water supply under changing climate - develop appropriate technical measures and prepare the legislative basis to mitigate possible negative effects of climate and landuse changes on water supply management - develop a proposal for measures considering economic and social aspects - develop a water supply management system regarding optimisation of water extraction and land use restrictions under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in SEE - share experience in SEE region, raise awareness in the wider public and promote a common approach towards sustainable transnational water management - promote project achievements and propose measures to local authorities, and the public as water end-users.||The water supply management sector has only started to take climate change into account. Current water management practices are likely to be inadequate to reduce impacts of climate change on water supply reliability. Therefore the main result of CC-WaterS is a SEE water supply management system, regarding optimization of water extraction and land use restrictions under climate change scenarios for water suppliers in SEE.
Further results of CC-WaterS accomplished activities are determination of imbalances based on different water demands information strategies for SEE public, policy makers and stakeholders about relation among ecosystem services, water treatment and costs
profit from best practices in land use for safeguarding recharge areas for future water supply for stakeholders and end users increased awareness of stakeholders and policy makers of relations between water supply management measures and socio-economic aspects
enhanced water suppliers crisis management sustainable national, regional and local water supply management practice in SEE future drinking water resources availability and safety.
water resources in agriculture
for the EUropean WATER
|SEE Programme||2525050||12||The European Union particularly the Eastern and Southern European areas have to face with the permanent lack of water supply. Its level became alarming in the last years caused by several reasons e.g. low efficiency, pollution and lack of integrated agricultural, public and industrial water use. Climate change, seasonal rainfall|
variation and reduction are further worsening the scenario of water availability. The impacts of agriculture on water pollution and consumption are amongst the most important environmental problems in the South East Europe (SEE) programme area. On one hand, agricultural sector strongly contributes to the economy of SEE countries
but on the other hand, this is one of the main threats for water resources.
|Through a joint strategy and its downscaling within each partners' governance
framework, starting from the capitalization of results of previous projects, EU.WATER
moves towards 4the application of the EU Water Directive and Nitrate Directives across SEE
Countries 4the development of adaptive-learning practices and innovative solution to
contribute to the transition of local agriculture towards innovative and
environmental-friendly measures and 4incentives to farmers to adopt eco-prescriptive practices.
|Greece||Sustainable Hydro Assessment and Groundwater Recharge Projects (SHARP)||SHARP||Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC||1,832,243.61||9||Project partners will exchange and improve successful and innovative technologies in the frame of sustainable groundwater management and risk prevention of water supplies; this will accelerate future decisions and actions especially at the local/regional levels. SHARP focuses on existing innovative methods, techniques and practices. Therefore SHARP will help to solve the existing conflict on groundwater reserves between drinking water supply and the water supply for irrigation or industrial use. SHARP aims at mutual learning, by sharing the existing expertise and by processing existing know-how to be applied/ implemented in different geological and geographical regions. The close cooperation between project partners coming from European regions with different climate, geological and geographical conditions will assure the development of new approaches and innovative solutions of common problems by respecting global factors of influence.||The exchange of experiences and transfer of knowledge is primarily achieved via seminars, study visits and interregional conferences. In addition, a virtual information centre (an ITbased communication system) supports the know-how transfer and facilitates the cooperation between project partners, decision makers and relevant stakeholders. SHARP focuses on the exchange of knowledge on innovative techniques to protect groundwater resources in the eight partner regions. The partners will exchange practical know-how and also determine demands concerning the defined key contents: general groundwater management tools, artificial groundwater recharge technologies,
groundwater monitoring systems,strategic use of groundwater resources for drinking water,
irrigation and industry, techniques to save water quality and quantity,
drinking water safety plans, risk management tools and water balance models.
|Greece||Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives (LakeAdmin)||LakeAdmin||Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC||1.8 million ||8||The key objectives of LakeAdmin are to:|
Improve the goal-setting and quality of lake restoration in regions that have acknowledged the importance of lakes in their economic development.
Improve the effectiveness of regional development policies related to water management, especially in the field of lake, pond and reservoir restoration and management.
|The economic values of clean and safe water are well established. Lakes, ponds and reservoirs provide water for drinking, irrigation, recreation, fish, natural and cultural values and other ecosystem services. However, despite remarkable investments in wastewater treatment, the quality of many waters is still affected by internal and external factors such as sediments, agriculture and other diffuse sources. These problems can be tackled by lake management and restoration measures.
LakeAdmin follows up on the INTERREG IIIC North project LakePromo, which in 2004-2007 presented an overview of lake restoration practices. However, in planning concrete measures the LakeAdmin partners see a need to review the experiences of case studies in more detail.
|Greece||Territories of Rivers Action Plans (TRAP)||TRAP||Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC||1935936,6||10||The purpose of the Good practices conclusion report is to summarise the TRAP good practices and discuss the results reached through them underlining their specific contributions to the project objectives. RAP promised 23 good practices contributing to four thematic areas : Governance, Monitoring, Aquatic environment, and Tourism development.||The Rivers Trust, together with nine partners from Finland, Latvia, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece and Romania, participates in a 3-year project funded under the INTERREG IVC programme. TRAP Territories of Rivers Action Plans deals with the challenge of integrated management of rivers and their territories (or catchments). It aims to develop policies and tools to enable sustainable economic growth whilst ensuring good water quality and thereby supporting the aims of the Water Framework Directive.|
|Greece||Desalination Plant Installation in the area of Kassopaion||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||1879061||1||Desalination Plant Installation in the area of Kassopaion||Desalination Plant Installation in the area of Kassopaion|
|Greece||Replacement of the central water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||1581210,57||1||Replacement of the central water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||Replacement of the central water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network|
|Greece||Replacement of Ampelokoipoi-Part 1 water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||161322||1||Replacement of Ampelokoipoi-Part 1 water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||Replacement of Ampelokoipoi-Part 1 water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network|
|Greece||Replacement of Ntamari part water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||11576889||1||Replacement of Ntamari part water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network||Replacement of Ntamari part water pipeline in Zakynthos water suplly network|
|Greece||Exploitation of new water wells in Keri on Zakynthos||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||1955266||1||Exploitation of new water wells in Keri on Zakynthos||Exploitation of new water wells in Keri on Zakynthos|
|Greece||Construction of new water supply at the city of Argostoli, Kefalonia||_||Regional Operational Programme of Ionian Islands||5953200||1||Construction of new water supply at the city of Argostoli, Kefalonia||Construction of new water supply at the city of Argostoli, Kefalonia|
|Greece||Construction of water supply network at Paxoi island||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||15550000||1||Water supply at Paxoi island||Construction of water supply network at Paxoi island|
|Greece||Evaluation and flood risk management in the catchment area of the river Evros and the river basins in the regions of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace, Northern Aegean, Epirus, Western Greece, Thessaly, the Peloponnese, Crete and the Ionian Sea.||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||4821152||1||Evaluation and flood risk management in the catchment area of the river Evros and the river basins in the regions of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace, Northern Aegean, Epirus, Western Greece, Thessaly, the Peloponnese, Crete and the Ionian Sea.||Evaluation and flood risk management in the catchment area of the river Evros and the river basins in the regions of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace, Northern Aegean, Epirus, Western Greece, Thessaly, the Peloponnese, Crete and the Ionian Sea.|
|Greece||IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE 60/2000 - NATIONAL NETWORK MONITORING OF UNDERGROUND WATER - 8 REGIONS||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||1034787||1||IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE 60/2000 - NATIONAL NETWORK MONITORING OF UNDERGROUND WATER - 8 REGIONS||IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE 60/2000 - NATIONAL NETWORK MONITORING OF UNDERGROUND WATER - 8 REGIONS|
|Greece||Construction of Wastewater Sewerage Network and Wastewater Treatment Facility in the Municipality of Paxos Corfu||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||13784103||1||Construction of Wastewater Sewerage Network and Wastewater Treatment Facility in the Municipality of Paxos Corfu||Construction of Wastewater Sewerage Network and Wastewater Treatment Facility in the Municipality of Paxos Corfu|
|Greece||Systematic inventory of wells, each year, ground water systems in the country and creation of the National Register of wells||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||2600000||1||Systematic inventory of wells, each year, ground water systems in the country and creation of the National Register of wells||Systematic inventory of wells, each year, ground water systems in the country and creation of the National Register of wells|
|Greece||Supervision of the functioning of the National Monitoring Network of water status||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||750000||1||Supervision of the functioning of the National Monitoring Network of water status||Supervision of the functioning of the National Monitoring Network of water status|
|Greece||Preparation of river basin management plans||_||Greek Operational Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development||672747||1||Preparation of river basin management plans||Preparation of river basin management plans|