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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 steps of river basin management plan: to describe the economic weight of water uses and to draft a financially balanced program of measures to improve water resources.

Mr Antoine Langumier, a French expert, was the main speaker. A representative of OECD, Mr Matthew Griffith, gave his vision of the institutional link and impact with RBMP. Experts from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine shared their experiences as well as EUWI+ experts. Around 40 participants attended this workshop, providing comments and relevant questions. They left the workshop with a Draft guideline about the economic analysis in River Basin Management Plans development in compliance with the Water Framework Directive. This Guideline will be improved after the second workshop which is organised in Caucasus on April 2019 and with the input of each River Basin experiences developed in the frame of EUWI+.

One first practical decision from this workshop is to launch a specific Tender related to the first part of economic analysis (characterisation of economic uses of water) for Dnipro River Basin Management Plan.

The workshop gathered together the representatives of the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Agenda

Presentation 1. Objective and information needed related to economic analysis to complete the river basin characterization step

Presentation 2. Objective and information needed related to economic analysis to complete the development of a financially balanced the program of measures