Second EUWI+ Regional Steering Committee Meeting: 15 November 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

The “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+) will hold its 2nd Steering Committee meeting on 15 November 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The meeting chaired by the European Commission will bring together high-level officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, representing the partner countries, and implementing partners – OECD, UNECE and the consortium of the EU Member States (Austria and France).

This meeting will review progress achieved to date through EUWI+ implementation in terms of benefits for citizens and discuss next steps as the project enters the final two-years stage. Challenges for River Basin Management Planning and implementation based on the principles of the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD) in EaP countries and the role of reliable monitoring data will be presented and discussed. In addition, the meeting will look at progress in inaligning national water legislation, strategies and the regulatory framework with Integrated Water Resources Management principles and obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

Participants will share their vision of results and insights achieved by the EUWI+ on EU WFD implementation in Eastern Parnership Countries. They will put forward their experience and future aspirations for the project in addressing challenges for water sector reforms, in particular that of harmonizing respective national water policies and practices with relevant EU directives.



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