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“EUWI+ Project Progress and changes occurred in previous period. Georgia” by Mariam Makarova

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“EUWI+ Project Progress and changes occurred in previous period. Georgia” by Mariam Makarova
EU Water Initiative plus for Eastern Partnership (EUWI+East)
Project Progress Meeting
Minsk, Belarus, 26 April 2018

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“EUWI+ Project Progress and changes occurred in previous period. Georgia” by Mariam Makarova

  1. 1. EUWI+ Project Progress and changes occurred in previous period, Georgia Minsk , 26 April 2018 Mariam Makarova
  2. 2. Institutional Changes  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection + Ministry of Agriculture = Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Main Water resources related Units: Department of Environment and Climate Change (Water Division) Department of Environment Impact Assessment Department of Environmental Supervision National Environment Agency National Food Agency Department of Amelioration and Land Management Centre of Environmental Information and Education  Ministry of Energy Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
  3. 3. Project Progress (Component 1)  Developed the document on “Analyses on Harmonisation of the Georgian Draft Water Law with other related legislative Acts”  Work began in order to draft a Policy (Concept) Paper providing a vision for further policy developments in preparing the National Water Strategy
  4. 4. Project Progress (Component 2&3)  Water Cadastre Information System (WCIS): o Hands-on training was conducted for water data producers and owners at NEA o A draft meta-data catalogue was established for water data in Georgia.  WFD compliant RBMP for the Alazani-Iori Basin o Joint RBM Planning and Communication / Stakeholder Involvement field mission was held at Governor’s Office of Kakheti Region, as well as district services of water supply, infrastructure and irrigation of Telavi, Akhmeta, Dedoplistskaro and Lagodekhi Municipalities. o Tender on development of RBMP for Alazani-Iori river basin district
  5. 5. Project Progress (Component 2&3)  Extend a draft Chorokhi-Ajaristskali Coastal Assessment to full scale Coastal Plan o National workshop and field training on identification of Transitional (TWBs) and Coastal Water Bodies (CWBs) was held in Batumi, aiming on harmonising principles of WFD and MSFD, as well as defining various Biological Quality Elements (BQE) and other technical requirements for delineation of transitional and coastal water bodies in the Pilot Area of Georgia.  Surface Water Delineation Tender  Groundwater Delineation Tender
  6. 6. Planned Activities for 2018 • Policy Paper providing a vision for further policy developments in preparing the National Water Strategy of Georgia • Revise developed draft normative act “New Water Quality Ecological Standards for Georgia” • NPD Steering Committee meeting in June • Start work on: - GW and SW delineation - Alazani-Iori RBMP - Khrami-Debeda RBMP
  7. 7. Planned Activities for 2018  Develop procedures for establishing Water Cadastre Information System (WCIS)  Purchase lab equipment for National Environment Agency
  8. 8. New Proposals on modifying country work plan  Revise developed draft normative act "Rules of Planning and Implementation of Water Resources Monitoring"  Support the organization of the Water Law Drafting Group meeting
  9. 9. Other Ongoing Projects  Kura II: Advancing IWRM across the Kura river basin (GEF- UNDP, 2016-2020): - Trainings, laboratories support - Information systems  EMBLAS (EU-UNDP, 2015-2018): - Delineation and monitoring of coastal waters (Chorokhi- Ajaristskali)  ENI SEIS II East Project: - Water data bases
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION!

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