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In the framework of the project EUWI + EAST, IOWater (International Office for Water) are supporting the organizing a training session on data management for IWRM.

The objective of the workshop is to concretely initiate a data management process, following the development logic of the national Water Information System (WIS), in order to feed the preparation of RBM Plans in the Georgian river basins.

This workshop aims:

  • To present the project objectives and strategy related to the development of national water data management procedure and tools in compliance with SEIS principle and in order it will facilitate the production of maps and indicators for the RBMP
  • To remind the SEIS principles for data collection and sharing
  • To present the methodologies and tools recommended for the analysis of the existing situation, concerning:
    • The identification of data producers per topic of data necessary for IWRM
    • Identification and characterization of existing data sources, data sets and web services
    • Analyze of the existing data flow and data sharing within and between national institutions
  • To exchange on priority needs related to the strengthening of water data management procedures and tools at national level

The workshop and the associated training sessions will also provide an opportunity:

  • To exchange on “who produces what?” and “how the data is managed?” at the level of the main national and pilot basin data producers;
  • To start the construction of a collaborative national metadata catalogue, with participation of these main data producers;
  • To be trained on the use of on line metadata catalogue;
  • To elaborate a clear mapping of “who exchange what with who” per main domain of data , get a vision of the existing procedures for data sharing, and identify eventual solutions for improvement that could be implemented in order to facilitate the production of maps and indicators for the RBMP in compliance the SEIS principles