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    GWP CEE Leaflet GWP CEE Leaflet Document Transcript

    • Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe A water secure world - the mission of the Global Water Partnership is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels.
    • Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe The region of Central and Eastern Europe The application of integrated approaches to (CEE), covered by GWP has a total area of , water management, use and development, over 2.03 million km2 and is mostly located which meets the demands of the population, in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea basins. and satisfies the needs of water ecosystems, Rivers in Estonia, remains a key challenge. Latvia, Lithuania and Poland discharge their Countries of Central and Eastern Europe flows to the Eastern have a long history of water management Baltic Sea. The second and water related legislation dating back to group of countries the end of the 18th century. The traditional – Bulgaria, Hungary, fragmented or so- called sector approach has the Czech Republic, its limitations in the sense that it does not Moldova, Romania, support mutual cooperation, communication Slovakia, Slovenia and and common solutions with stakeholders and Ukraine - is located in the participation of the public. In addition to the Danube, Dniester purely technical solutions for the protection and Dnieper River and use of water resources, authorities basins which flows should apply modern management principles into the Black Sea. including landscape planning, communication and conflict resolution. This integrated Water resources approach can only be implemented through in the CEE region are important for the consultation and the exchange of experiences development of its countries, providing and expertise of all involved parties. water for consumption, sanitation, irrigation, industrial use, navigation, fishing, recreation, and other purposes. Ecosystems depending Programmes and action on water form the backbone of the region’s GWP Central and Eastern Europe consists biodiversity including lakes, river basins, of twelve country water partnerships that wetlands, coastal areas and groundwater. provide an inclusive and neutral platform Throughout the region, many water for stakeholders. With the enlargement of ecosystems have suffered from degradation the European Union in January 2007, ten or are threatened by pollution, overuse of countries in the region are EU members. surface and groundwater and habitat loss. This opens up the opportunity for new joint
    • ventures within the union. The country water partnerships also act as IWRM facilitators in Tool Box the non-EU countries. The GWP ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of case studies and references The programme objective is to support to support broad audiences in implementing countries with integrated approaches to more IWRM principles. To facilitate knowledge sustainable water resources development, sharing in the area of water management, management and use. Over the next years, GWP provides the IWRM ToolBox, an GWP Central and Eastern Europe in line with online database with a library of case studies its 2009-2013 Strategy plans to undertake and references. In GWP CEE the ToolBox several initiatives including increased multi- focuses on the documentation of successful sectoral dialogues, and raising political will case studies, capacity building and knowledge for adoption of integrated water resources management. In frame of ToolBox, GWP management (IWRM) principles. CEE experts shared experience on sustainable sanitation with Central Asia and Caucasus Dialogues during a joint meeting in Kiev in May 2008. GWP CEE supports countries of the region Since 2008, Corvinus University in Budapest in the development and implementation of has been using ToolBox as a part of its sound water resource management practices. international ERASMUS programme. Visit Its principal work is to organize national the ToolBox here: www.gwptoolbox.org. and regional dialogues and synthesize their results into regional reports. In 2006-2007, Public Participation Country Water Partnerships organised a series There has been a steady increase in interest of IWRM National Policy Dialogues. They for public participation, as well as recognition reflected priorities on the national level for it on different governance levels, in a wide ranging from river basin planning, sustainable range of sectors and contexts, including sanitation, water governance and cross environmental management. To respond to sectoral cooperation. As to the outcomes, this, GWP established the Public Participation the dialogues led to common declarations Task Force covering Eastern Baltic region with governments, changes in legislation and strengthening cooperation with major stakeholders. Ukrainian participants proposed that IWRM Implementation Strategy should become a part of National Environmental Strategy. In Romania, for example, a Common Declaration considers IWRM as overarching aim to which European Union water related directives contribute and create synergic effects.
    • and the Danube River basin. In 2008, the Task Force organised international Danube Day celebrations during Zaragosa Water and Sustainable Development Expo. Sustainable Sanitation Another task force has focused on Sustainable Sanitation. It seeks alternative and decentralized solution to sanitation services in IWRM context for rural population, constituting 20–40% of the total population in CEE countries. As a first step, a group of experts prepared a regional book, Sustainable Sanitation in Central and Eastern Europe: Addressing the Needs of Small and Medium-Size Settlements, providing a comprehensive overview of the sanitation state in CEE countries, methodological guidance to open waste water planning process and case studies of successful implementation of alternative approaches in sanitation in the region and in Sweden and Germany. The study has revealed that 20 million of Europeans, especially in new member states, are lacking access to sanitation services. Floods Management Since 2003, there has been an ongoing study on flash floods under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)- GWP Associated Programme on Floods Management. A manual, Guidance on Flash Flood Management-Recent Experiences from Central and Eastern Europe, has been published that provides easily accessible guidance on flash flood management to mayors, provincial administrators and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Service. This will help improve the efficiency of the professional centres to forecast and
    • more successfully save properties and the lives workplan 2009-2013 and projects in close of communities in flash floods prone areas. cooperation with the Council. The Secretariat is now based in Bratislava and is hosted by the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute. Governance GWP CEE has the following governance structure: GWP Network GWP CEE is a part of GWP that was founded Consulting Partners in 1996 by the World Bank, the United GWP membership is open to all organizations Nations Development Programme (UNDP), involved in water and water resource and the Swedish International Development management. Currently the GWP CEE Agency (SIDA) to foster integrated water network has more than 139 member resource management (IWRM), and to organizations called “Consulting Partners” in ensure the coordinated development and 12 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. management of water, land, and related resources by maximising economic and Country Water Partnerships social welfare without compromising the On the national level, Country Water sustainability of vital environmental systems. Partnerships (CWP’s) bring Consulting Partners from various sectors and interest The network is open to all organisations groups together to identify and discuss their involved in water resources management: common water problems. CWP’s are up and developed and developing country running in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, government institutions, agencies of the Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, United Nations, bi- and multi-lateral Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and development banks, professional associations, Ukraine. CWP’s foster cross-sector, multi- research institutions, non-governmental stakeholder dialogues on water issues, organisations, and the private sector. facilitate the introduction of IWRM and serve as information centres. The GWP network works in 13 regions: Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Regional Council The Council, headed by its Chair and representing the 12 Country Water Partnerships, is the highest decision making body of GWP CEE. Secretariat A small Secretariat is responsible for the coordination and implementation of regional
    • Africa, West Africa, the Mediterranean, The secretariat is based in Stockholm Sweden. Central and Eastern Europe, Caribbean, The GWP network has more than 2000 Central America, South America, Central Asia partners in 70 countries in 13 regions. More and the Caucasus, South Asia, Southeast Asia, information: www.gwpforum.org. and China. The GWP Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Vision and Mission The Global Water Partnership’s vision is for The network is supported financially a water secure world. Its mission is to support by Canada, Denmark, the European the sustainable development and management Commission, Finland, France, Germany, of water resources at all levels. the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
    • The GWP CEE region
    • Country Water Partnerships: GWP Bulgaria sos Hincesti 58, 2028 Chisinau, Moldova Ms. Galia Bardarska Phone: +373 22 723 567 Hristo Belchev Str. 14, floor 1, app. 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria E-mail: drumead25@yahoo.com, ecos_cses@mail.md Phone/Fax: + 359 2 987 04 61 Mobile phone: +359 887 602 672 GWP Poland E-mail: bardarska@dir.bg Mr. Tomasz Okruszko Web: www.gwpbg.org University of Life Sciences – SGGW 159 Nowoursynowska Str, 02-766 Warszaw, Poland GWP Czech Republic Phone: +48 22 5935 300 Mr. Mark Rieder E-mail: t.okruszko@levis.sggw.pl T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i. Website: www.gwppl.org Podlabská 30/2582, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic Phone: +420 220 197 200 GWP Romania Fax: +420 22431 0450 Mr. Liviu-Nicolae Popescu E-mail: mark_rieder@vuv.cz Asociatia Parteneriatul Global al Apei din Romania “GWP-Romania” GWP Estonia Alea Fizicienilor no 4, Bloc 3C, Ap 16, Sector 3, Cod Mr. Harry Liiv 032113, Bucharest, Romania Ministry of the Environment of Estonia Phone +40 21 3480 947 Narva mnt 7a, 15172 Tallinn, Estonia E-mail: lipopesc@gmail.com Phone: +372 62 62 850 Website: www.gwp-romania.ro Fax: +372 62 62 928 E-mail: harry.liiv@envir.ee GWP Slovakia Website: www.veeyhing.ee Mr. Peter Roncak GWP Slovakia GWP Hungary Jeseniova 17, 833 15 Bratislava, Slovakia Mr. János Fehér Phone: +421 905 619 107 VITUKI Environmental and Water Management E-mail: peter.roncak@gmail.com Research Institute Nonprofit Ltd. Kvassay Jenö út 1, H-1095 Budapest, Hungary GWP Slovenia Phone: +36 1 2158 160 (dial up ext. 2308) Ms. Martina Zupan Fax: +36 1 2161 514 Limnos Company for Applied Ecology d.o.o. E-mail: feher.janos@vituki.hu, feher.medve@t-online.hu Podlimbarskega 31, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Website: www.gwpmo.hu Phone: +386 1 427 32 45 Fax: +386 1 505 73 86 GWP Latvia E-mail: martina.zupan@siol.net Ms. Sandra Krivmane Website: www.gwpslovenija.org BO SIA “Daugavas Fonds” Lacplesa street 1, LV-5101 Aizkraukle, Latvia GWP Ukraine Phone: +371 7013 701 Mr. Andriy Demydenko Fax: +371 7013 777 Ukrainian Center of Environmental and Water E-mail: skrivmane@olainfarm.lv Projects Prospekt Glushkova 42, 03187 Kiev, Ukraine GWP Lithuania Phone: +380 50 352 96 70 Mr. Bernardas Paukstys Fax: +380 44 526 36 15 Public Establishment “Vandens namai” (Water House) E-mail: andriyd@ucewp.kiev.ua Juozapaviciaus street 6/2, LT-09310 Vilnius, Lithuania Phone: +370 5 275 72 78 GWP CEE Regional Secretariat: Fax: +370 5 275 72 78 Milan Matuska, Regional Coordinator E-mail: bernardas@iti.lt c/o Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute Website: www.vandensklubas.lt Jeseniova 17, 833 15 Bratislava, Slovakia Phone: +421 2 5941 5224 GWP Moldova Fax: +421 2 5941 5273 Mr. Dumitru Drumea E-mail: gwpcee@shmu.sk Center for Strategic Environmental Studies (ECOS) Web: www.gwpceeforum.org Imprint Publisher: GWP CEE Editor: Richard Müller Pictures: Hana Klinovska, Richard Müller Map: Ludovit Molnar Edition: December 2009