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  • UA NPD 2
    Nov 07, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine: National Policy Dialogue on Water at the “AQUA 2019” International Water Forum

    High-level opening session. From left to right: Marta Voitsekhovich, Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services, Johannes Baur, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Mikhailo Khorev, State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, Aleksandr Bonʹ, Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine © OIEau On 5 and 6 November, the National Policy Dialogue (NPD), which is the main…
  • Oct 30, 2019 News in Georgia

    Water Laboratory Day in Georgia: European Union provides laboratory equipment to detect industrial chemicals and pesticides in water

    From left to right: Mr. Alexander Zinke – EUWI+ project leader of the EU Member State Consortium, H.E. Mr. Carl Hartzell - Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Mr. Levan Davitashvili – Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, H.E. Mr. Arad Benkö – Ambassador of Austria to Georgia, Mr. Andro Aslanishvili – Head of the National Environment Agency of Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia, 30 October…
  • Oct 28, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on integrated water resources management in the Republic of Moldova: Working together with the European Union to satisfy water needs for people and ecosystems

    From left to right: Gintas Baranauskas, Deputy Head of Operations, EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova,Alexander Karner, Head of Office, Austrian Development Agency in the Republic of Moldova, Caroline Tissot, Director of Cooperation,Swiss Cooperation Office in the Republic of Moldova, Alexander Zinke EUWI+ Project Leaderof the EU Member State Consortium The 5th meeting of the Coordination Committee of the…
  • Oct 24, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Workshop on Basin Management Organisations and Public Consultations - Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-23 October

    Workshop on Basin Management Organisations and Public Consultations - Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-23 October. © OIEau About 80 participants from Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Belarus and Armenia gathered at the Qualification Enhancement Centre. The water institution employees took part in a workshop co-organised by the EUWI+ project funded by the European Union and the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine.…
  • Oct 18, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Laboratory staff from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine attended a regional workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine on 16-17 October

    Regional workshop for laboratory personnel in Kyiv, Ukraine © OIEau On 16-17 October 2019 in Kyiv, EUWI+ experts ran a workshop on internal audits for Armenian, Azerbaijani and Ukrainian laboratory personnel. Internal auditing is an essential tool in any management system to ensure continual improvement. The workshop aimed at building knowledge of audit techniques and reporting, and looked at how audit results can…
  • Oct 16, 2019 News in Armenia

    The National Policy Dialogue steering committee met for the 18th time in Armenia on 15 October 2019

    From left to right: Edgar Pirumyan (Ministry of Environment), Irina Ghaplanyan (Deputy Minister of Environment), Gonzalo Serrano De La Rosa (European Union Delegation to Armenia), Vardan Melkonyan (Chairman of the Water Committee) and Dmitri Mariasin (resident representative of the UNDP in Armenia) ©OIEau The 18th Meeting of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) steering committee took stock of major progress in the…
  • Oct 16, 2019 News in Ukraine

    More than 7000 participants to the 2019 #EUBeachCleanup challenge “I cleaned - Your turn 2: Changing our future together”

    More than 7,000 participants from all over Ukraine joined the Facebook challenge That’s almost three times more than last year! As a reminder, this challenge is part of a global initiative – International Clean Beach Day, when active citizens around the world concentrate their efforts on cleaning river banks and beaches. Ukraine is one of the leaders of this initiative with 234 clean-ups in every oblast in the…
  • Oct 09, 2019 News in Georgia

    Workshop on developing a Programme of Measures in a River Basin Management Plan (RBMP), 2-3 October 2019, Georgia

    Workshop on Programmes of Measures, 2-3 October 2019, Georgia. ©OIEau A two-day workshop on how to develop Programmes of Measures was organised by EUWI+ at the Kvareli Lake Hotel, Georgia. During the workshop, participants exchanged on the state of the art of Programmes of Measures in different countries and coordinated on-going contracts for the Alazani-Iori and Khrami-Debed river basins in Georgia, and the Kura…
  • Oct 03, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Danube River protection in Ukraine: working group meeting on the economic aspects of water management, 2 October 2019, Kyiv

    On 2 October, the Working Group on the Economy of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) held its 19th meeting in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The Working Group deals with the economic aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive and contributes to the development of respective management plans, in particular with regard to the development of appropriate and pragmatic economic…
  • Oct 01, 2019 News in Georgia

    First round of coastal and transitional water monitoring in Georgia, 8-13 September 2019

    Embankment on board of the vessel “Beshumi”. From left to right:Paata Vadachkoria–Marine biologistTinatin Jaglidze–Student of Marine science at Batumi UniversityGrozdan Kuspilic –EUWI+ ConsultantIrina Baramidze –Marine chemistMadona Varshanidze–Marine biologist. ©EUWI+ In September, the European Union Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership Countries (EUWI+) conducted the first round of coastal and…
  • workshop Kherson 3
    Sep 30, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Ongoing cooperation between EUWI+ and Low Dnipro River Basin Authority, Ukraine, 20 September

    The Low Dnipro River Basin Authority (BUVR) held a seminar for its employees, water users, and NGOs on 20 September. About 30 participants attended the event. Oksana Konovalenko, EUWI+ representative © OIEau The first part of the seminar was dedicated to the River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) and the second part focused on issues of stakeholder involvement and communication. EUWI+ experts shared their knowledge with…
  • UA cleanbeachday waste
    Sep 24, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s and Moldova’s active participation in International Clean Beach Day on 21 September

    Waste collected on the Dnipro riverbanks in Ukraine © Vyacheslav Rozhon, Ukraine’s State Agency of Water Resources Each September, millions of people in more than 150 countries get together to clean up riverbanks and seashores to mark International Clean Beach Day (#EUBeachCleanup). EUWI+ co-organised and supported several activities this year linked to International Clean Beach Day (#EUBeachCleanup) in Ukraine and…
  • Sep 20, 2019 News in Armenia

    World water monitoring day on 18 September 2019: Armenian schoolchildren took up the challenge!

    This summer, around 350 schoolchildren from the Sevan and Hrazdan River Basin communities used special kits to carry out basic monitoring of local waterbodies. The activity followed a series of green events organised in Armenia aimed at raising awareness on water protection. Schoolchildren presented the results of this summer campaign on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day on 18 September 2019 in Harsnaqar…
  • 1 Lviv EcoForum
    Sep 18, 2019 News in Ukraine

    The EUWI+ team participated in the Lviv EcoForum on 12-13 September 2019

    The Lviv EcoForum is one of the key events in Ukraine’s environmental calendar. Combining a conference and a trade show, about 600 participants were present at the forum. The OECD, representing the EUWI+ team, spoke in the opening panel session on developing the national water strategy of Ukraine and the role of the EU-funded EUWI+ programme to support the Government of Ukraine in the reform journey and the benefits…
  • 1 workshop Lviv 110919
    Sep 18, 2019 News in Ukraine

    A second round-table discussion on strategising the water sector reform in Ukraine took place on 11 September 2019 in Lviv

    Organised through the EU funded EUWI+ project, participants took stock of progress in developing the water supply and sanitation strategy of Ukraine, and its harmonisation with the national water resources strategy, which are being developed by two different line ministries. It was a follow up to a workshop organised in July 2019 and the workshops were organised in Lviv to attract a wide range of stakeholders and…
  • Sep 12, 2019 News in Armenia

    World water monitoring day on 18 September 2019: Armenian schoolchildren take up the challenge!

    This summer, around 350 schoolchildren from the Sevan and Hrazdan River Basin communities used special kits to carry out basic monitoring of local waterbodies. The activity followed a series of green events organised in Armenia aimed at raising awareness on water protection. The results of this summer campaign will be presented during World Water Monitoring Day on 18 September 2019 in Harsnaqar Hotel in the Sevan…
  • Aug 28, 2019 News General Project

    Workshop about hydromorphological assessment in the 6 Eastern Partnership Countries, 22 August in Minsk, Belarus and 26 August 2019 in Tbilissi, Georgia.

    Workshop hydromorphological assessment in Georgia ©IOW The objective of the workshop is to provide support to the beneficiary countries in understanding and implementing the methodology of Water Framework Directive compliant hydromorphological assessment of rivers. These workshops aim at enhancing experts knowledge on hydromorphology and Geographic Information System. Field hydromorphological surveys will start in…
  • Aug 26, 2019 News in Armenia

    Let’s save the lake together for Sevan Protection Day on Saturday 24 August

    To mark Sevan Protection Day on 24 August, pupils and teachers from several Communities around Lake Sevan took part to a beach clean-up event in Sevan Lake area. Children cleaning the beach - ©OIEau This event was organized by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) in co-operation with Armenian Ministry of Ecology, Water Committee under the Ministry of Territorial…
  • UA studentfield trainingAugust 3
    Aug 23, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Students of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv assessed water status and water quality during their field trainings

    Involving students into the process of the Ros river water assessment EUWI+ together with the students and lecturers of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv had an open session on water resources monitoring . At the moment the hydrology students of the geography department are having a hydrology field training in Bohuslav at the Ros river (Dnipro river basin district) and the geography student in Kaniv…
  • Aug 21, 2019 News in Armenia

    Clean the beach, save the Lake! Let’s save water together for Lake Sevan protection Day on 24 August in Armenia

    To raise awareness on water pollution issue, young people will join the clean-up action co-organised by EUWI+ on the occasion of the Lake Sevan protection day. The 2019 edition of the Lake Sevan protection day is co-organised by the Armenian Ministry of Environment, the Water Committee under the Ministry of Territorial Administrations and Infrastructure, Gegharkunik Regional Authorities, Sevan National Park, Country…
  • Aug 07, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    Feedback on key water issues from inhabitants of the Danube Prut and Black Sea River Basin District: public consultations in the Republic of Moldova, July 2019

    Mrs. Ina Coseru, chair of The National Environmental Center discussing with a representative from the General Department of Agroindustrial Complex of Gagauzia Region © National Environmental Centre of the Republic of Moldova From 12 to 30 July 2019, in the framework of the EUWI+ project, the National Environmental Center of the Republic of Moldova organised five public consultations in five regions of the country:…
  • Jul 31, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    Enhancing the Economic Regulatory System for Moldova’s Water Supply and Sanitation

    OECD printed the final report on Economic Regulatory System for the water supply and sanitation system (WSS) in the Republic of Moldova, produced with financial support from the EU under EUWI+. This report aims to support the development of a sound economic regulatory system for the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in the Republic of Moldova (hereafter “Moldova”). The prevailing policy framework calls for…
  • Jul 29, 2019 News in Armenia

    The hot Armenian summer brings an opportunity to understand water challenges

    Armenian schoolchildren to carry out their own “field survey” and report on water quality Armenian landscape © OIEau It started on a small scale with an open session in one Armenian school, then, spurred by the children’s enthusiasm, developed into a report on water quality to be presented by hundreds of schoolchildren at World Water Monitoring Day on 18 September. Country Water Partnership (CWP) Armenia and the…
  • Jul 23, 2019 News in Azerbaïjan

    “We are expecting the adoption of the National Water Strategy in order to see our activities broaden in the future”: 8th National Policy Dialogue in Azerbaijan on 12 July

    From left to right: Mr. Rauf Hajiyev (Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources), Freund Rainer (EU Delegation, program manager) and Tatiana Efimova (OECD representative) at the 8th Steering Committee meeting of the National Policy Dialogue © OIEau These were the words of Mr Mutallim Abdulhasanov (Head of Unit, Environmental Policy Division, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of…
  • Jul 12, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Close cooperation between EUWI+ and Desna River Basin Authority going on

    After a first event on 21 May, the Desna River Basin Authority (Desna BUVR) held a new seminar for water users and its employees on 12 July. About 50 participants attended the event. Desna is a major left tributary of the Dnipro river. The first part of the seminar was dedicated to the new on-line service for permit system and the second part focused on River Basin Management Plan (RBMP). EUWI+ experts shared their…
  • Jul 09, 2019 News in Ukraine

    WORKSHOP ON STRATEGISING THE WATER SECTOR REFORM IN UKRAINE

    A workshop on strategising the water sector reform in Ukraine took place on 5 July 2019 in Lviv. Organised through the EU funded EUWI+ project, participants took stock of progress in approximation towards the European Union’s Water Directives in Ukraine. Participants from national and regional authorities, water associations and vodocanals joined experts from Denmark, Sweden, Romania and representatives from…
  • Jul 09, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Water without PET at Dnipro Day

    For this second edition of Dnipro Day, co-organised by EUWI+ and the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, families and athletes enjoyed the water and the riverbanks to swim, walk and have a good time with their family. It was an occasion for participants to fully appreciate the joys of the river and make them aware of the importance of protecting it for future generations. Children playing at the Dnipro river…
  • Jul 03, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    Danube Day in Moldova: connecting people for transboundary cooperation

    EUWI+ contributed to several events organised to celebrate Danube Day in Giurgiulesti (Moldova) and Kiliya (Ukraine). In Moldova, several major events took place in Giurgiulesti (Moldova), the country’s only access to the main river course: The opening of the new Giurgiulesti City Park, including speeches by the mayor, the minister of the environment, EU ambassador, water agency agencies from Moldova and Romania,…
  • Jul 03, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    Youth sporting challenge on Danube Day (26-29 June 2019): Re-connecting young people with their river

    Four days of cycling, 200 km along the Prut, 6 stops in different towns, and one final destination: the Danube Day celebration at Giurgiulesti on the bank of the most international river in the world. From 26 to 29 June, the Franco-Moldovan team of Solidarity Water Europe (SWE) and EUWI+ cycled down the Prut to its junction with the Danube in order to raise young people’s awareness on water issues and talk about how…
  • Jul 03, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Spotlight on water quality at the Danube Day celebrations in Kiliya, Ukraine on 29 June 2019

    EUWI+ took part in several events organised on the occasion of Danube Day in Giurgiulesti (Moldova) and Kiliya (Ukraine) with its partners: the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine (SAWR), the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine (MENR), the Lower Danube basin authority and Kiliya local authorities, and the EU-UNDP project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea: Selected…
  • Jul 02, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Dnipro River Basin Management Plan is underway: agreement with Ukrainian experts on next studies to be carried out, June 2019

    In the frame of EUWI+, 3 kick-off meetings to plan the future work of Ukrainian experts were held in Kyiv on June 2019. 20 experts are mobilised to carry out key studies for the elaboration of Dnipro RBMP These meetings aimed at launching collaboration with Ukrainian experts who will carry out the necessary studies for the development of the Dnipro River Basin Management plan (RBMP). These studies are in line with…
  • Jun 27, 2019 News in Armenia

    Armenia: Schoolchildren from Ashtarak visited water monuments for World Environment Day on 5 June 2019

    Within the framework of the EUWI+ project, a study tour was organised to Hrazdan River Basin historical, cultural and water monuments on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019. Introducing historical water monuments to students from Hrazdan River Basin schools The event was organised by “Country water Partnership-Armenia” NGO, a partner of EUWI+. Schoolchildren from Yerevan, Hrazdan and Charentsavan…
  • Jun 26, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Enthusiastic audience for the EUWI+ lecture at the Training Centre of State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, 19 June

    On 19 June 2019, for the third time, EUWI+ expert held a lecture at the Qualification Enhancement Centre for Water Institutions employees. About 30 representatives from State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine (SAWR) and River Basin Management Authorities came from different parts of Ukraine. An opportunity to share knowledge on water management The presentation focused on the two following topics: -risk analysis…
  • Jun 21, 2019 News in Armenia

    Over-abstraction and altered flow regimes in Armenian rivers: workshop on environmental flow assessment in the Akhuryan Basin, 19-20 June 2019

    On 19-20 June 2019, a training workshop was organised by the International Office for Water in Yerevan. The objective was to facilitate the application of a new method for calculating environmental flows. Environmental flow assessments all over the Akhuryan basin will help establish measurements of rivers impacted by water over-abstraction, altered flow regimes, and other morphological modifications. A chance to…
  • Jun 18, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Monitoring the surface water in Ukraine: Workshop in Kyiv followed by a field survey on several sites (3-14 June 2019)

    On 3 June 2019 a workshop was held in Kyiv. Participants from Republic of Belarus and Ukraine took part in studying on WFD compliant sampling methods with special focus on macroinvertebrates, chemical and hydromorphological parameters. In the afternoon, EUWI+ experts organized a practical field work near Kyiv. After the workshop the Ukrainian experts from Central geophysical observatory named after Boris Sreznevsky…
  • Jun 18, 2019 News in Azerbaïjan

    EU days in Azerbaijan: engaging young people in water issues

    By participating in the EU days in Azerbaijan on 21 and 22 May 2019, the European Union Water Initiative + (EUWI+) project brought Azerbaijan’s water and sanitation issues into the global spotlight. Reaching 330 students and schoolchildren from Mingachevir to Ganja Stands, practical experiments, water quality tests and lectures were just some of the many activities organised by EUWI+ to show young people the role…
  • Jun 17, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    Surface Water Field Survey in Moldova: 21 sampling sites shall be covered by the fieldwork campaign (10-21 June 2019)

    Surface water survey started in the Danube-Prut and the Black Sea river district with participants from the reference laboratory of the Environmental Agency of Moldova. A surface water sampling training with special focus on chemical, hydrobiological and hydromorphological parameters compliant with WFD was organized at Cogilnic river beforehand. Started on 10 June, the field survey will last until June 21 and during…
  • Jun 17, 2019 News in Georgia

    EUWI+ : 140 Georgian stakeholders ready to play a key role in water resources management

    The first local dialogue meetings on Water Resources Management were held on 13-16 May on the Alazani-Iori and Khrami-Debed River Basins. They gathered up to 140 representatives of local self-governing bodies and state institution branches in seven meetings at Tianeti, Telavi, Kvareli, Signagi, Sagarejo, Bolnisi and Tetritskaro. Local dialogue meetings are ongoing activities supported by the European Union in the…
  • Jun 13, 2019 News in Belarus

    EUWI+ at the EU-Belarus for Youth event in Minsk on 9 June

    The EUWI+ project held a stand featuring information on the principle of river basin management plans. Brochures, posters, and video clips aroused interest among visitors. Discussions and practical exercises were carried out to raise awareness of pollution prevention and water quality and its importance for a healthy life. The most frequent question was on how we can practically influence water quality and the…
  • Jun 13, 2019 News in Belarus

    Discussion on efficient use of water resources at the 15th National Environmental Forum in Belarus on 7 June 2019

    On 7 June 2019, within the framework of the 15th National Environmental Forum in Belarus, a special session on the rational management of water resources was held with the support of the EUWI+ project. Sharing EU experience and knowledge on efficient water policy EUWI+ representatives presented practical proposals on the dissemination of water and environmental information, and on developing cooperation on…
  • May 13, 2019 News in Azerbaïjan

    Clean Rivers for a Healthy Future in Azerbaijan

    EU supports sessions for pupils and students to learn more about water quality As part of the European Days celebrations in Azerbaijan on 21-22 May 2019, the European Union is supporting the organisation of practical sessions for schoolchildren and students to raise their awareness of pollution prevention, water quality and its importance for a healthy life. Participants will analyse samples of river water and…
  • May 12, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    EU DAYS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA - MAY 2019

    On the occasion of the Europe Day, “European Villages” were held in the cities of Chisinau on 11-12 May and Cahul on 18-19 May. Many stands presented the culture and the cuisine of European countries, and underlined the changes the EU's support brought in the Republic of Moldova. Among the stands held by different government institutions, was the stand of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and…
  • Apr 29, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Assessment of progress in implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health in Ukraine

    The National Summary Report of Ukraine under the 4th reporting cycle for Parties and non-Parties to the UNECE/WHO Europe Protocol on Water and Health was prepared with support of the EUWI+ and UNECE. The report describes the developments from 2016 until 2018 in the implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health in Ukraine. While the report states improvements in some areas under the Protocol, the report noted a…
  • Apr 08, 2019 News in Ukraine

    EUWI+ Lectures: “The basis of economic analysis for the development of River Basin Management Plan” and “Information data exchange”

    On March 12, 2019 the EUWI+ experts held lectures “The basis of economic analysis for the development of River Basin Management Plan” and “Information data exchange” at the Qualification enhancement Centre for water institution employees. More than 100 representatives from State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine (SAWR) and River Basin Management Authorities came from different parts of Ukraine. It is a mean to…
  • Worshop on Water and Health
    Apr 08, 2019 News General Project

    Workshop on Water and Health - Synergies and joint implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health, related EU directives and SDGS in the Eastern Partnership Countries

    © UNECE 2019, Worshop on Water and Health. On 2 April 2019 a subregional workshop on Synergies and Joint Implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health, related EU Directives and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Eastern Partnership countries took place in Geneva within the framework of the EUWI+ project and with financial support of the European Union. The workshop brought together representatives…
  • Apr 05, 2019 News in Ukraine

    EU helps Ukraine provide quality GIS services

    On March 13, 2019 in the framework of the EUWI+ project, State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine signed an Agreement with International Office for Water (France) on internet-server procurement using EU funds to promote the improvement of data management on water resources. This equipment will be used to ensure the work of Geoportal of Water Resources of Ukraine (State Water Cadastre) for the development and…
  • Mar 29, 2019 News in Georgia

    Children and Stakeholders celebrated World Water Day 2019 with EUWI+, Georgia – Press Review

    Water Day celebration process, EUWI+ project has organised the second consultation meeting with stakeholders on March, 21 in Bolnisi, Georgia. More than 50 participants including government representatives and local authorities, basin organisations, residential and business water users, NGOs and experts were there. The workshop was very participative with full discussion on the Khrami-Debed river basin management…
  • Mar 28, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Economic analysis for supporting River Basin Management in the spotlight at workshop for local teams and consultants. Ukraine, Kyiv - 27 and 28 March 2019

    The regional workshop, held in Kyiv on 27 and 28 March, was dedicated to the economic analysis required by the Water Framework Directive in the River Basin Management Plan. This analysis provides a baseline on which to build the river basin management plans and the recovery of costs of water services. This workshop aimed to support beneficiary teams and local consultant working on economic analysis for the 2 main…
  • Mar 25, 2019 News in Ukraine

    OPEN SPACE WORLD WATER DAY IN UKRAINE

    On March 22, the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine jointly with the EUWI+ organized an interactive event for the youth of seven Kyiv schools. Children analyzed water quality in river samples from the Dnipro river basin and compared the results with untreated wastewaters and tap water by six parameters: pH, total hardness, carbonate hardness, nitrites, nitrates and chlorine. They also learned why marine and…
  • Mar 22, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Regional workshop on data processing and analysis for hydro-biologist, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Regional Workshop on data processing and analysis took place in Kyiv on March 21-22, 2019. Data processing and analysis is pre-requisite for the definition of reference conditions and class boundary setting in ecological classification methods. The objectives of the workshop were: To understand and master the steps from data collection to ESCS development To be able to calculate selected biological metrics To be…
  • Mar 22, 2019 News in Ukraine

    Involvement of the EUWI+ project into International Water Day in Ukraine - 22 March 2019

    On March 22, the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine jointly with the European Union Water Initiative plus for Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) organized an interactive event for the youth of seven Kyiv schools. Children analyzed water quality in river samples from the Dnipro basin and compared the results with untreated wastewaters and tap water by six parameters: pH, total hardness, carbonate hardness, nitrites,…
  • Mar 15, 2019 News in Georgia

    EUWI+ in Georgia celebrates World Water Day

    Introduction Since 2010 UN has recognized that any human being has a right to have safe and clean drinking water that is vitally important. However, today, billions of people still live without safe water. Especially vulnerable groups are facing great problems: women, children, internally displaced persons and persons with disabilities. The World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 and the slogan of 2019 is "Do not…
  • Mar 08, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    WATER CONFERENCE IN CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

    Water Water Day is celebrated to spread awareness of water, its importance in our daily life, how one can save water and to drink clean water for healthy life. On 22 March a Water Conference will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Agricultures, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Agency Apele Moldovei and Environmental Agency. The conference is supported by the ADA/SDC project…
  • Mar 08, 2019 News in Armenia

    World water day campaign in an Armenian school of Hrazdan river basin, 22 March 2019

    In partnership with EUWI+, the NGO Country Water Partnership (CWP) Armenia implemented an information campaign on the theme “Leaving no one behind”. The objective was to reflect about our daily practices to learn tips on how to save water, and to create a discussion about Human Right to water. The highlight of the campaign was the open lesson organised on 22 March in a school from the Ashtarak municipal community.…
  • Mar 05, 2019 News in Armenia

    Training workshop on quality management for laboratory accreditation, 5 March 2019, Yerevan, Armenia

    The training workshop aims at harmonizing and improving the knowledge and understanding of quality management terms and principles and informs about the requirements of the new version of the EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and shows options for implementation. The training workshop addresses the designated partner laboratories in Armenia, in particular laboratory personnel responsible for set-up and implementation…
  • Feb 19, 2019 News in Armenia

    Armenia, National Stakeholder Consultation meeting on the Protocol on Water and Health and equitable access to water supply and sanitation in Armenia, Yerevan, 19 February 2019

    A National Stakeholder Consultation meeting on the UNECE/WHO Europe Protocol on Water and Health and equitable access to water supply and sanitation will be held on 19 February 2019 in the “Ani” Plaza Hotel, Yerevan within the framework of the European Water Initiative plus program. The meeting will be hosted by the Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia, the Ministry of…
  • Jan 31, 2019 News in Republic of Moldova

    2nd Workshop on the River Basin Management Plan, 31 Jan. 2019, Chisinau, Moldova

    On 31 January 2019, in Chisinau, Moldova, will held the 2nd workshop on River Basin Management Plan development for Danube Prut and Black Sea River District. It will take place at the Water Agency “Apele Moldovei”. The workshop dedicated to the river basin team gathering specialists from Integrated Water Resources Management Department of the Ministry ARDE, the “Apele Moldovei” Agency (AAM), the Agency for Geology…
  • Jan 10, 2019 News General Project

    INVITATION TO TENDERS

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  • Dec 24, 2018 News in Ukraine

    First modern analytical water quality laboratory for Ukraine

    22 December 2018 in frame of EU-funded project «EU Water Initiative+» (EUWI+) the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine and Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Service of State Service of Emergency Situations signed agreement with Environment Agency of Austria on purchase of equipment using EU funds to reinforce laboratory capacities and strengthen reforms in…
  • Dec 20, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Public Consultations on draft of new national targets (NT) under the Protocol on Water and Health UNECE Water Convention under support EUWI+ project - 19-20 Dec. 2018, Kyiv

    The updated National Targets were developed in close cooperation with the MENR, Ministry of Health and other organizations who form the Interdepartmental Working Group to coordinate the implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health. The NGO MAMA-86 is responsible for coordinating the work of experts and the process of involving stakeholders in the revision of the NT through consultations. On 19-20 December,…
  • Nov 30, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Supporting by EUWI+ project, Moldova is ready to launch the modernization of its laboratories, 15-11-2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Moldova (Environment Agency of Moldova) and EUWI+ (Austrian Environment Agency, one of the EU Water Initiative's implementing partners) signed the 15 of November 2018 a framework agreement relating to the procurement of supply, works and service. This agreement permits, as for the six partner countries, to start tender procedure and to purchase in 2019 for labs modern equipment for improving monitoring of surface…
  • Nov 16, 2018 News in Belarus

    Dnieper River Basin Management Plan approved by the Basin Council, 25 Oct. 2018, Belarus

    The 2nd Dnieper River Basin Council was held in Gomel (Belarus) on 25 October 2018, in the presence of an Ukrainian delegation. One of the agenda item concerned Dnieper RBMP refined in the frame of EUWI+ project. In the official report, the Dnieper River Basin Council concluded: To approve the Dnieper River Basin Management Plan (RBMP), On the basis of the Water code of the Republic of Belarus, to recommend to the…
  • © EUWI+
    Nov 13, 2018 News in Georgia

    EU and Eastern Partnership countries review two years of EU support to the water sector, 2nd regional steering committee of EUWI+ 15 Nov. 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia,

    The “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+) held its 2nd Steering Committee meeting on 15 November 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting chaired by the European Commission brought 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…
  • Nov 07, 2018 News in Armenia

    Modernisation of Laboratories and Peer-to-peer Water Cooperation between Armenia and EU Member States. Yerevan, Armenia, 18 Oct. 2018.

    As of 2019, Armenian citizens will have access to more reliable information about the quality of the country's water resources. This will be possible due to the support provided by the European Union. In conjunction with the European Union Water Initiative Plus programme, an agreement on equipment procurement was signed between the Environment Agency Austria, one of the EU Water Initiative's implementing partners,…
  • Oct 23, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Groundwater sampling training for Moldovan groundwater experts in the Agency of Geology and Mineral Resources. Moldova, 16/10/18.

    In the framework of the EU funded project European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI + 4 EaP) the Umweltbundesamt GmbH / Environmental Agency of Austria has organized a groundwater sampling training for Moldovan groundwater experts. The target audience was personnel, which is responsible for carrying out groundwater sampling within national groundwater monitoring activities. The training…
  • Oct 16, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Groundwater sampling training for Moldovan groundwater experts in the Agency of Geology and Mineral Resources. Moldova, 16/10/18

    In the framework of the EU funded project European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI + 4 EaP) the Umweltbundesamt GmbH / Environmental Agency of Austria has organized a groundwater sampling training for Moldovan groundwater experts. The target audience was personnel, which is responsible for carrying out groundwater sampling within national groundwater monitoring activities. The training…
  • Oct 12, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    The very first Management Plan of the Danube-Prut and Black Sea Hydrographic Basin District has been approved

    The very first River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for the Danube-Prut and Black Sea River Basin District, was approved by Governmental Decision of Republic of Moldova on 3 of October 2018. The plan was initially developed with the support of EU regional project "Transboundary River Basin Environmental Protection (EPIRB)" in 2016 and further updated with the help of EUWI plus East project in fruitful cooperation with…
  • Oct 09, 2018 News in Belarus

    Second Dnieper basin council, 25 Oct. 2018 in Gomel, Belarus

    The agenda will focus in particular on River Basin Management Plan submitted to approval, inventory of water objects, measures financing. Besides Belarusian representatives, officials of State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine will participate to this meeting as well as representatives of EUWI+ project. Video "Cartoon on River basin and Basin council: PDF "Cartoon on River basin and Basin Council - EN"
  • Sep 24, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine introduces a new water monitoring system compliant with the EU Water Framework Directive

    Starting from 1 January 2019 Ukraine introduces a new water monitoring system compliant with the EU Water Framework Directive. The EU provides continuously a technical and methodological support for monitoring and sustainable water management in Ukraine and other EU neighbourhood countries: EUWI+ project will significantly improve by 2020 water monitoring infrastructures and processes in 6 partner countries through…
  • Sep 18, 2018 News in Ukraine

    I cleaned - Your turn! Hundred of bank cleans up all over Ukraine, in Moldova and Georgia

    A hundred of cleans up were held in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. A clean-up campaign in Azerbaijan which will be held at the end of September is next in line. Joint initiative of EUWI+ project, the Ministry of Ecology, State Water Agency and Ministry of Education led to a hundred of bank cleans up all over Ukraine with the main event at Dnipro in Kyiv as a part of International Clean Beach Day On September 15,…
  • Sep 14, 2018 News in Ukraine

    International Clean Beach Day: Clean-up event in Kyiv at Dnipro River - 15 September 2018

    On 15th of September the State Agency of Water Resources in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and the EU project “European Union Water Initiative plus for Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+) organizes a large clean up event in Kyiv, at Dnipro River, uniting different organizations, NGOs, children, students and locals. Highlights: Real restoration of beautiful bank of Dnipro together…
  • Sep 04, 2018 News in Azerbaïjan

    Public awareness campaign "Save the water" launched in Azerbaijan, Aug. 2018

    A new information mass media campaign on water saving and conservation of water resources was launched in Azerbaijan. The campaign is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR), with the EUWI+ support. Faced to the climate change the water resources scarcity is becoming ever more tangible. This was stated at a press conference on 30 August 2018 in the MENR. A video…
  • Sep 04, 2018 News in Belarus

    EUWI+ assists Belarus in strengthening technical cooperation in transboundary river basins

    In Belarus, all main river basins are transboundary. The Republic of Belarus is a Party to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and to the Protocol on Water and Health to the Convention. The Convention serves as a model for agreements and arrangements in the field of transboundary river basin management. All the countries neighboring Belarus are also…
  • Sep 03, 2018 News in Georgia

    Workshop Ecological classification of surface water bodies in EUWI+ pilot areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, 24 - 25 July 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

    The Umweltbundesamt GmbH / Environmental Agency Austria organized in the framework of the EUWI+ a Workshop on Ecological classification of surface water bodies in EUWI+ pilot areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 24 -25, 2018. The workshop: provided a repetition of the WFD principles in the light of practical implications, as the requirements for equipment depending on…
  • Jul 11, 2018 News in Belarus

    Constituent meeting of the Pripyat Basin Council in Belarus, 29 June 2018, Belarus

    A constituent meeting of the Pripyat Basin Council has been held on June 29, 2018 in Gomel, Belarus The Pripyat Basin Council, created by the Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Belarus of 21.06.2018, will act on an ongoing basis. It consists of representatives of state government at the national level, including also the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services and the Ministry of…
  • Jul 10, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Dnipro Day 2018: Results of campaign for P-free detergents

    On 7th of July a large-scale, emotional celebration of Dnipro Day took place in Kyiv. It was also the time to share the results of the social media campaign aimed at prevention of the Dnipro blossoming by blue-green algae. Some background: The “blooming” of the Dnipro River is due to excessive growth of blue-green algae in the water. One of the main reasons for this is the use of phosphorus-containing detergents…
  • Jul 05, 2018 News in Azerbaïjan

    Kura workshop "What is River Basin Management Plan", 3rd July 2018

    The workshop on practical introduction to River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) development of the Kura upstream Mingachevir dam took place on 3rd July, 2018 at Caspian Plaza, Baku. The main objectives of the workshop were better understanding the main principles and objectives of River Basin Management planning, as well as discussing on the key issues and practical approaches to the river basin characterisation of the…
  • Jul 02, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Danube Day 2018 / Moldova: Ziua Dunării 2018

    Since 2004, every year, 19 countries from the Danube River Basin are celebrating the Danube Day on 29th of June. The Danube Day is a symbol of unity for people who, although speak different languages, have different cultures and traditions, still admit and understand the value of this river and its tributaries for their communities. The Danube flows towards south-east, passes a distance of approximately 2860 km and…
  • Jun 28, 2018 News in Belarus

    Constituent meeting of the Pripyat Basin Council in Belarus

    A constituent meeting of the Pripyat Basin Council has been held on June 29, 2018 in Gomel, Belarus The Pripyat Basin Council, created by the Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Belarus of 21.06.2018, will act on an ongoing basis. It consists of representatives of state government at the national level, including also the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services and the Ministry of…
  • Jun 22, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Social media campaign for phosphate pollution prevention in the Dnieper River basin in Ukraine: First results, 2018

    The campaign in support of P-free detergents in order to prevent “blossoming” of the Dnipro river by blue green algae, started from the 1st of June 2018 (Dnipro Day), becomes widespread with the first results of the problem discussion in society: There are more than 24000 interactions in social network (Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, SAWR, European Union in Ukraine, EU neighbours East,…
  • Jun 21, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Preparation of River Basin Management Plans: From theory to practice

    Ukraine: Two training seminars for the staff of regional and basin divisions of the State Agency for Water Resources on the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive were held in Ivano-Frankivsk (June 11-12) and Poltava (June 14-15). The training sessions organized by the APENA project with the participation of the EUWI + project examined the practical aspects of the river basin management plan’s…
  • Jun 21, 2018 News in Belarus

    1st Workshop "How to develop a River Basin Management Plan", 29 May 2018, Minsk, Belarus

    The first workshop on the "River Basin Management Plan" was held on May 29, 2018 in Minsk. It was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection (Minprirody) at central level and Oblasts level, as well as experts from the Central Scientific Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources (CRICUWR) contracted for the Dnieper RBMP refinement. The Workshop aimed at…
  • Jun 21, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Workshop Ecological classification of surface water bodies in EUWI+ pilot areas of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, 19 - 20 June 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Objectives and content of the workshop The objective of the workshop is to provide support to the beneficiary countries in understanding and implementing the methodology of WFD compliant ecological classification. The workshop is implemented in the context of Preparation of training plans and organization of hands-on trainings and training of trainers with regard to monitoring and laboratory analyses and to support…
  • Jun 07, 2018 News in Ukraine

    A new social media campaign for phosphate pollution prevention in the Dnieper River basin launched in Ukraine

    The campaign in support of P-free detergents in order to prevent “blossoming” of the Dnipro river by blue green algae has started from the 1st of June and will last to 7th of July 2018 (Dnipro Day). In frame of campaign a number of infographics has been developed and distributed with the aim to show the process, where P-containing detergents act as “fertilizer” for the Dnipro algae blossoming. The cartoon has been…
  • Jun 05, 2018 News in Georgia

    Workshop on “River Basin Management Plan Development in Alazani River Basin”, 05 June 2018, Georgia

    A workshop on “River Basin Management Plan Development in Alazani River Basin” just kicked-off at the conference hall of the Hotel “Citrus”, Tbilisi. The workshop is organized by the International Office for Water within the framework of the EU funded project European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI + East) The overall goal of the workshop is to understand the main principles and…
  • May 22, 2018 News in Azerbaïjan

    International Conference “Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Basin”

    The International Conference “Understanding the Problems of Inland Waters: Case Study for the Caspian Basin” was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 12-14 May. The conference was organized by the Institute of Geography named after Academician G. Aliyev of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan jointly with the International Scientific and Oceanographic Technology Network of Islamic Countries, with the support of…
  • May 17, 2018 News in Georgia

    Kick-off meeting on groundwater body delineation and monitoring design, 10-11 May 2018, Georgia

    Kick-off Meeting on Groundwater Delineation and Monitoring Design in Georgia was held on 10-11 May in Tbilisi just started at the conference room of the National Environmental Agency of Georgia. The meeting aimed to: To present and discuss the expected tasks and deliverables under the contract and applied methodology; To provide training on the delineation and characterisation of groundwater bodies and the design of…
  • May 03, 2018 News in Belarus

    Working on strategy planning to take better water management further east, 25-26 April in Minsk

    Regional workshop on strategic and mid-term planning for water management On 25-26 April in Minsk, participants at a regional workshop worked on devising a strategy planning for taking this approach further east. This regional meeting brought together representatives of the beneficiary institutions from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. Other participants included…
  • May 03, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Workshop Delineation of surface water bodies in the EUWI+ pilot area, 24 – 25 May 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Objectives and content of the workshop The objective of the workshop is to provide support to the beneficiary countries in understanding and implementing the methodology for the delineation of surface water bodies (SWB) in selected pilot basins. The workshop is implemented in the context of Activity 2.1.1 “Assessment of monitoring and laboratory infrastructure, capacities and needs”. It aims at the contractors of…
  • Apr 24, 2018 News in Georgia

    Workshop "Harmonising and improving knowledge on method validation", 24-26 April 2018

    The Workshop on method validation, measurement uncertainty and metrological traceability in accordance with EN ISO 17025:2017 just kicked off in the conference hall of the National Environmental Agency of Georgia. The workshop has gathered 18 technical experts of laboratory institutions which are responsible for undertaking the hydro-chemical monitoring in the three beneficiary countries of the Project: Belarus,…
  • Apr 12, 2018 News in Azerbaïjan

    Workshop on Delineation of Transitional and Coastal water bodies

    A Workshop on Delineation of Transitional and Coastal Water Bodies was held in Baku on 4-5 April, 2018. The workshop aimed at harmonizing and improving knowledge of principles of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), as well as various Biological Quality Elements and other reference/technical requirements for delineation of transitional and coastal water bodies in…
  • Apr 12, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine began reviewing the national targets of the Protocol on Water and Health under Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes 1992

    Technical Report "On the results of the analysis of the situation regarding legislative, institutional and content aspects in 20 target areas of the Water Protocol and Health for the revision of the national targets of Ukraine" was prepared as part of the task of the revising of the national targets of the Protocol on Water and Health, which is being implemented in Ukraine with the support of the “European Union…
  • Mar 23, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Information on launching a new work in Republic of Moldova as part of the EUWI +

    Republic of Moldova: Developing a mid-term Action Plan to support the implementation of the WSS Strategy over the next 5-6-year period (from 2019 on) is the main objective of the new work launched by the OECD in Moldova as part of the Work Plan under the EUWI+ programme. This activity will be implemented in 2018 jointly with key local stakeholders and also will develop recommendations on updating the WSS Strategy to…
  • Mar 22, 2018 News in Ukraine

    The World Day of Water is celebrating in Ukraine

    "Water for the Future" is an open dialogue between civil servants and students On March 22, 2018, The State Agency of Water Resources, in the framework of the World Water Day, organizes a thematic meeting "Water for the Future" with the student youth. During the open dialogue, students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the small rivers of Kyiv, in particular, the Khreshchatyk River, to watch a video…
  • Mar 19, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Promoting cross-border cooperation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River basin in Moldova and Ukraine. March 2018

    On March 15, 2018 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, were held the first meetings of the Working Groups on Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Joint Action Plans (JAP) and also on hydropower in the Dniester River basin in framework of GEF project "Promoting cross-border cooperation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River basin". EUWI + project experts participated in the work of the…
  • Mar 09, 2018 News in Georgia

    New phase of the River Basin Management Plan preparation for Alazani/Iori in Azerbaijan and Georgia, May 2018

    After project experts' missions in the Alazani basin on both sides of the border last year, the preparation of River Basin Management Plan for Alazani/Iori is now entering a new phase both In Georgia and in Azerbaijan. The terms of reference for hiring local contractors supporting the data collection and River Basin Management Plans preparation in each country have been published. After the selection and contracting…
  • Mar 05, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine and EU experts explore water data management, 20-21 Feb. 2018

    Regional Project “Implementation of the principles and practices of the shared environmental information system (SEIS) in the Eastern Partnership countries” funded by the European neighborhood instrument (ENI) and implemented by the European Environment Agency. European Environment Agency water experts hold a 2-day workshop in Ukraine, building capacity for water indicator implementation, developing coordinated…
  • Feb 20, 2018 News in Ukraine

    Ukraine improves the monitoring and management of groundwater resources with the support of the EU, 13 Feb. 2018

    On February 13, 2018, the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine hosted a meeting with EUWI+ groundwater experts from the Environment Agency Austria, with active participation by the state enterprise ‘Geoinform of Ukraine’. Mr Oleg Kirilyuk, the Acting Chairman of the State Service, assured that the organisation is ready to cooperate with EU partners in the framework of the project "European Union Water…
  • Feb 15, 2018 News in Republic of Moldova

    Republic of Moldova - New Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment

    Mr. Liviu Volconovici is appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova (MARDE). Mrs Valentina Tapis, State Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, is nominated as National Focal Point for EUWI+ Project in Moldova. Implementing the European Union Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership Countries (EUWI+ Project) with the assistance of the European…
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