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“Progress since May 2017” by EUWI+ team

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“Progress since May 2017” by EUWI+ team
EU Water Initiative plus for Eastern Partnership (EUWI+East)
Project Progress Meeting
Minsk, Belarus, 26 April 2018

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“Progress since May 2017” by EUWI+ team

  1. 1. Progress since May 2017 Minsk Meeting 24 April 2018 European Union Water Initiative plus for Eastern Partnership EUWI+ Team
  2. 2. Armenia: Result 1 • Legislative reform: New provisions on wastewater services drafted and added to the Water Code • Multilateral Environmental Agreements: consultation meeting organised on implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health and equitable access (05.12.2017) • EU Water acquis approximation: Work on the Roadmap for implementation of CEPA provisions initiated • Support in developing a water-food security policy in Armenia: A study on the reform of subsidies in the irrigation sector of Armenia launched and first results to be discussed at the next NPD meeting. A team of local experts commissioned . The State Committee for Water Systems is a key partner for this work. 2
  3. 3. Progress AM – Laboratories 1 3 • Assessment of EMIC laboratory in Yerevan; 3 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings (07/17; 09/17; 10/17) • Assessment report agreed 12/17 (1st Draft 12/17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings • Recommendation for Lab development (ISO 17025 compliance) • Governmental resolution to relocate the laboratory • Agreement with EUWI+ to support relocation (tender process)
  4. 4. Progress AM – Laboratories 2 4 • Caucasus Regional Training on Laboratory Basics and Fundamentals of ISO Certification, 5 experts, (12/17) • Proficiency testing participation • Webinar on procurement and elaboration of technical specifications • Workplan 2018 Laboratories agreed
  5. 5. Progress AM – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Assessment of equipment needs; training needs • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • Regional workshop on surface water body delineation (05/18) • Subregional workshop on Ecological Status Classification System (06/18) • Preparation of ToR (national consultant) for a Lake Sevan data collection and on SWB delineation
  6. 6. Progress AM – Groundwater 6 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Hrazdan and Lake Sevan River Basin Districts • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Development and agreement of 2018/19 groundwater roadmap for • Groundwater body delineation and characterisation (2018 contract) • Monitoring system assessment (2018 contract) • Assessment of groundwater resources (2018 contract) • Further steps (monitoring system design incl. investment and O&M needs, procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  7. 7. Progress AM – Participative RBM planning 1 7 • A Model Outline for Development of River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) officially adopted by Protocol Resolution No 45-6 of the Government of Armenia (October 26, 2017) • Development of new pilot RBMP for Sevan and Hrazdan river basin districts (RBD) : • Agreed outlines of the RBMPs, approved by a Decree of the Head of the WRMA (Dec. 2017) • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, February 2018) • Including Assessment of RBMP compliance with the WFD , Akhuryan RBMP • Workplan 2018 agreed
  8. 8. Progress AM – Participative RBM planning 2 8 • Tendering and contracts for national consultants: • Assessment of flow measurement equipment needs for irrigation water accounting in Sevan and Hrazdan pilot basins (awarded) • 2 ToRs for development of the RBMPs for the Sevan and the Hrazdan river basins - Part I - in line with the RBMP model outline (contracting in process) • ToR for implementing the consultation and participative process • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Assessment of stakeholder involvement into RBMP process and structuring of communication strategy • The draft version of a national communication & visibility action plan developed • Communication and stakeholders mobilisation (Sevan/Hrazdan ) • Workshops: • Data management (November 22-23, 2017) • RBM planning and stakeholder participation (April 18, 2018)
  9. 9. Progress AM – Participative RBM planning 3 9
  10. 10. Update from Armenia 10
  11. 11. Azerbaijan: Result 1 • Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Support to finalization of national targets under the Protocol on Water and Health • Towards a National Water Strategy: Finalisation of the national water strategy is underway. A range of consultations with different Ministries and stakeholders was held in Nov 2017 to discuss the comments and revisions to be made in the final document. Provisions of the new bilateral agreement between AZ and the EC will be taken into consideration in the final draft to be discussed in May 2018. • Transpoundary water cooperation: Consultations between Azerbaijan and Georgia on the draft co-operation agreement on the Kura river basin organised in Tbilisi (05.10.2017). 11
  12. 12. Progress AZ – Laboratories 1 1 2 • Assessment of MENR laboratories in 1) Baku, 2) Beylagan and 3) Gazakh in 4 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings • Assessment report agreed 01/18 (1st Draft 12/17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings
  13. 13. Progress AZ – Laboratories 2 1 3 • Recommendation for Lab development (ISO 17025 compliance) • Ministerial decision: completely refurbish all 3 MENR Labs • Agreement with EUWI+ to support refurbishment (upcoming tenders) • Structural refurbishment completed in Jan 2018 • Caucasus Regional Training on Laboratory Basics and Fundamentals of ISO Certification; 7 AZ experts (12/17) • Webinar on procurement and elaboration of technical specifications, 03/18 • Workplan 2018 agreed
  14. 14. Progress AZ – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 (Draft 12/17) • Assessment of equipment needs; training needs • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • 2 Regional WS: SWB delineation; Ecological Status Classification System • Preparation of ToR (national consultant) on SWB delineation • Coastal & transitional waters • Update mapping Kura delta; lab (chem.) needs assessment for saline waters • Coastal & transitional delineation workshop; (4/18); field trips
  15. 15. Progress AZ – Groundwater 1 5 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Upper Kura river basin upstream of the Mingachevir dam • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Development and agreement of 2018/19 groundwater roadmap for • Groundwater body delineation and characterisation (2018 contract) • Monitoring system assessment and design, incl. investment and O&M needs (2018 contract) • Further steps (procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  16. 16. Progress AZ – Participative RBM planning 1 1 6 • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, March 2018) • Development of new pilot RBMP for the Kura basin district upstream Mingachevir dam - Tendering and contracts for national consultants: • ToR for development of the RBMP for the Kura basin district upstream Mingachevir dam (contracting in process) • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Starting Communication and stakeholders mobilisation (Gabirry-Ganikh) and structuring of communication strategy • Workshops: • Data management for IWRM (September 28-29, 2017) • RBM planning (November 28-29, 2017) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  17. 17. Progress AZ – Participative RBM planning 2 1 7
  18. 18. Update from Azerbaijan 18
  19. 19. Belarus: Result 1 • Assistance to developing new Water Strategy to 2030, in the context of Climate Change: • a workshop on strategic planning in the frame of the Vth International Water Forum in Minsk (Oct., 2017) • Input to, and comments on, draft new Strategy • On-going pilot actions at local level to support implementation of the Strategy: Kopyl Rayon of Minsk Oblast, Upper Dnieper basin district • Work on methodology to monitor SDG6 launched • Bilateral meeting with Lithuania on the Neman basin (12-13.7.2018. Report on the “Development of priority components for the Neman international river basin management plan” finalized. • Preparatory work on the SEA of the Draft Water Strategy initiated 1 9
  20. 20. Progress BY – Laboratories 2 0 • Assessment of RCAC and RPS laboratory in Minsk; 3 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings (07/17; 08/17) • Assessment report agreed 03/18 (1st Draft 12.17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings • Proficiency testing participation rejected by BY (registration pending) • Procurement guideline training (technical TORs development) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  21. 21. Progress BY – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Assessment of equipment needs • Assessment of training needs • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • Regional workshop on surface water body delineation (05/18) • Subregional workshop on Ecological Status Classification System (06/18) • Preparation of ToR (national consultant) on SWB delineation
  22. 22. Progress BY – Groundwater 2 2 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Pripyat River Basin District • Development and agreement of 2018/19 groundwater roadmap for • Groundwater body delineation and characterisation (2018 contract) • Monitoring system assessment and design incl. investment and O&M needs (2018 contract) • Further steps (procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  23. 23. Progress BY – Participative RBM planning 1 2 3 • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, February 2018) • Including Assessment of RBMP compliance with the WFD , Upper Dnieper RBMP • Refinement of River Basin Management Plan for the Upper Dnieper Basin - Tendering and contracts for national consultants: • 3 ToRs (Completion of an atlas, RBMP Updating & Completion, Diffuse Sources Assessment • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Stakeholder involvement into RBMP process and structuring of communication strategy • 1st meeting of the Western Bug Basin Council (Brest December 20, 2017) • Workshops: • Data management (November 22-23, 2017) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  24. 24. Progress BY – Participative RBM planning 2 2 4 Development (from 1st Draft) Refinement for implementation 2017-2026
  25. 25. Update from Belarus 25
  26. 26. Georgia: Result 1 • Towards a National Water Strategy: Work is underway to draft a Policy (Concept) Paper providing a long-term vision for further policy developments in the water sector of Georgia. It will serve as a conceptual framework for the National Water Strategy. Discussion and agreeing upon long-term objectives for the water sector will take place at a next NPD meeting in June 2018. • Legislative reform: The final version of the “Analyses on Harmonisation of the Georgian Draft Water Law with Other Related Legislative Acts” submitted to the Ministry (November 2017). • Transboundary water cooperation: bilateral consultations between Azerbaijan and Georgia on the draft co-operation agreement on the Kura river basin in Tbilisi (05.10.2017). 2 6
  27. 27. Progress GE – Laboratories 1 2 7 • Assessment of NEA‘s laboratories in 1) Tbilisi, 2) Batumi and 3) Kutaisi in 3 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings • Assessment report agreed 01/18 (1st Draft 12/17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings • Relocation of the NEA Lab in Tbilisi completed in Jan 2018 (no EUWI+ result)
  28. 28. Progress GE – Laboratories 2 2 8 • Caucasus Regional Training on Laboratory Basics and Fundamentals of ISO Certification; 11 GE experts (Dec. 2017) • Webinar on procurement and elaboration of technical specifications (03/18) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  29. 29. Progress GE – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Assessment of equipment needs; training needs • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • 2 Regional WS: SWB delineation; Ecological Status Classification System • Preparation of ToR (national consultant) on SWB delineation • Coastal & transitional waters • Lab needs assessment (chem + biolog) for saline waters • Reg (GA/AZ) coastal & transitional delineation workshop; (12/17); field trips
  30. 30. Progress GE – Groundwater 3 0 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Alazani-Iori and Khrami-Debed River Basin Districts • Development and agreement of 2018/19 groundwater roadmap for • Groundwater body delineation and characterisation (2018 contract) • Monitoring system assessment and design incl. investment and O&M needs (2018 contract) • Further steps (procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  31. 31. Progress GE – Participative RBM planning 1 3 1 • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, March 2018) • Including Assessment of RBMP compliance with the WFD , Chorokhi- Adjaristskali RBMP • Development of new pilot RBMPs - Tendering and contracts for national consultants: • ToR for development of the RBMP for the Alazani/Iori river basins (contracting in process) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  32. 32. Progress GE – Participative RBM planning 2 3 2 • Workshops/Trainings: • Hands-on training on data management for water data producers and owners (November 22-23, 2017) • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Stakeholder involvement into RBMP process and structuring of communication strategy • Start on communication and stakeholders mobilisation (Alazani/Iori, July 2017, Khrali-Debed, February 2018)
  33. 33. Progress GE – Participative RBM planning 3 3 3
  34. 34. Update from Georgia 34
  35. 35. Moldova: Result 1 • Work on the Economic Regulatory System for WSS in Moldova – completed, report available; OECD Water Studies publication in QQ3, 2018 • New design and construction norms for small-scale WSS systems in Moldova (another carry-over from EUWI EECCA): approved on 04 April • Drafting new mid-term Action plan to support implementation of the WSS Strategy, and eventual revision of the Strategy: the work launched • Inputs provided to the preparatory meeting for the establishment of the bilateral Moldovan-Ukrainian Dniester Commission under the 2012 Dniester Treaty in Chisinau (05.04.2018) • Preparatory work initiated to support preparation of amendments to the Water Law and revision of National Programme to Implement the Protocol on Water and Health 3 5
  36. 36. Progress MD – Laboratories 1 3 6 • Assessment of SHS and GW laboratory in Chisinau; 4 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings (05/17; 06/17; 09/17) • Sustainability assessment • Assessment report agreed 03/18 (1st Draft 12.17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings • Re-accreditation ISO 17025, enabled and completed • Proficiency testing participation
  37. 37. Progress MD – Laboratories 2 3 7 • Procurement guideline training (technical TORs development) and Webinar on procurement and elaboration of technical specifications • Training on 17025 quality management issues at SHS Sept 2017 • Purchase of two orders of consumables for SHS in Feb 2018 • Workplan 2018 agreed
  38. 38. Progress MD – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Assessment of equipment needs • Assessment of training needs • Assessment of data availability regarding MONERIS • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • Regional workshop on surface water body delineation (05/18) • Subregional workshop on Ecological Status Classification System (06/18)
  39. 39. Progress MD – Groundwater 3 9 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Danube-Prut and Black Sea River Basin District • Development and agreement of 2018/19 groundwater roadmap for • Review and update of groundwater body delineation and characterisation (2018 contract) • Monitoring system assessment and design incl. investment and O&M needs (2018 contract) • Further steps (procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  40. 40. Progress MD – Participative RBM planning 1 4 0 • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, February 2018) • Upgrading the Danube-Prut-Black Sea RBMP • ToR for upgrading DPBS river basin characterisation (tendering process) • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Stakeholder involvement into RBMP process and structuring of communication strategy • Meetings of the DPBS Basin Council (July 19, 2017; April 4, 2018) • Support of sub basin committees and stakeholders mobilisation (Lopushna sub-basin, August 2017) • TOR on upgrading the communication strategy and plan for the DPBS river district (contracting) • Workplan 2018 agreed
  41. 41. Progress MD – Participative RBM planning 2 4 1
  42. 42. Update from Moldova 42
  43. 43. Ukraine: Result 1  Multilateral Environmental Agreements: First stage of revision on national targets under the Protocol on Water and Health completed (baseline analysis). Drafting of targets initiated.  Towards a National Water Strategy: June 2017, proposals made on the role and functions of existing water governance structures and their ability to conform to the requirements of the WFD. A meeting with MENR in June 2017 to present initial thinking on this matter, led to production of a discussion paper which informed a Round table on "Reforming Water Management System in Ukraine” held by the MENR on 20 July 2017 in Kyiv. A background analysis is underway to produce a concept paper.  NPD Steering Committee meeting took place on 28 Nov 2017.  Transboundary cooperation: Inputs to preparatory meeting for the establishment of the bilateral Moldovan-Ukrainian Dniester Commission under the 2012 Dniester Treaty in Chisinau (05.04.2018).  4 3
  44. 44. Progress UA – Laboratories 1 4 4 • Assessment of BUVR lab in Vysghorod & Dnipro, CGO & Geoloy Lab in Kyiv and UkrSCES in Odesa; 4 missions • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, consumables and trainings (06/17; 10/17) • Assessment report agreed 03/18 (1st Draft 12/17) • Agreement on updated list for procurement • Agreement on updated related trainings • Agreement on the final selection of laboratories ( 1) BUVR lab in Vysghorod , 2) CGO & 3) Geology Lab in Kyiv)
  45. 45. Progress UA – Laboratories 2 4 5 • 2-day training workshop on laboratory basics and fundamentals of ISO Quality Management Standards in Kyiv (26 participants) 03/18 • Procurement guideline training (technical TORs development) • Agreement on the workplan 2018
  46. 46. Progress UA – Surface water • Assessment of needs to comply with EU WFD requirements in terms of equipment, staff and trainings • Assessment report agreed 03/18 • Assessment of equipment needs • Assessment of training needs • Agreed workplan and roadmap 2018, incl. tailored training: • Regional workshop on surface water body delineation (05/18) • Subregional workshop on Ecological Status Classification System (06/18) • Preparation of ToR (national consultant) on SWB delineation
  47. 47. Progress UA – Groundwater 4 7 • Assessment of groundwater monitoring and training needs towards WFD requirements in the Dnipro River Basin District • Development and agreement of 2018/2019 groundwater roadmap for • Groundwater body delineation (2018 contract) • Further steps (Monitoring system assessment and design incl. investment and O&M needs, procurement, sampling training, field surveys)
  48. 48. Progress UA – Participative RBM planning 1 4 8 • Assessment of the needs and identification of priorities in implementation of the RBMPs (Assessment report, March 2018) • Including Assessment of RBMP compliance with the WFD , Upper Dnieper RBMP • Development of the Dnieper (Dnipro) RBMP- Tendering and contracts for national consultants: • ToR for development of the RBMP for Dnipro river basin – Phase 1 – Characteristics of the river basin (contracting in process) • Draft web-mapping and meta-data catalogue established for water data • Stakeholder involvement into RBMP process and structuring of communication strategy  Communication strategy plan assignment (awarded)  Communication assistant (hired)  Concepts of an international “Dnipro Day” (UA-BY) and “Dnieper uniting” • Workplan 2018 agreed
  49. 49. Progress UA – Participative RBM planning 1 4 9
  50. 50. Update from Ukraine 50

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