GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013 Implementation

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GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013 Implementation

  1. 1. GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013implementationPast activities, achievements and lessons learnedKiev Council meeting 9-10 April 2013Milan Matuska
  2. 2. Past activities related to outcome challenges ofthe GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013Cooperation with strategic partnersEU Regional strategiesSustainable sanitationPublic awarenessChallenges, lessons learned, recommendations2
  3. 3. UN ECE Water Convention/Protocol on Waterand HealthCo-organization of the working meetings of the national experts indevelopment of the report on Second Assessment ofTransboundary Rivers and Groundwaters for the MinisterialConference on Environment for Europe, Astana, Kazakhstan, in2011Co-organization of the side event of the Astana Ministerial Conferenceon “Economic growth and water; integrated approach helps”. Twospeakers came on behalf of GWP CEE region – Laszlo Miklos(Spatial planning as an integrating tool for IWRM plans: experiencesfrom an EU member state), and Lucka Kajfez Bogataj (Climatechange as a problem of national and international security ratherthan an environmental issue), 3
  4. 4. UN ECE Water Convention/Protocol on Waterand HealthParticipation in the work of Expert group on equitable access to waterand sanitation (for marginal ethnics and groups of the population)Publications:Brochure on the Protocol on Water and Health: Ensuring Equitableaccess to water and sanitationNo one left behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access towater and sanitation in the pan-European region (February 2012)Participation in the work of the Expert Group on Small Scale WaterSupply and SanitationPublication:Policy Paper on Small Scale Water Supply and Sanitation for thepan European RegionInput: Case studies from Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine4
  5. 5. UN ECE Water Convention/Protocol on Waterand HealthParticipation in the work of Expert Group on monitoring progress inachieving equitable access to water and sanitation (ongoingprogramme)The first meeting in September 2012The main task of the members of the Expert Group was to provideadvice through the development and finalization of the scorecard, byproviding comments and inputs to drafts of the scorecardOne of the pilot projects is running in UkraineGuarantor of the project: MAMA-86, partner to GWP Ukraine5
  6. 6. ICPDRGWP CEE observer status in ICPDR – regular participation in expertsand Plenary meetingsYearly celebrations of the Danube Day on 29 June, CWPs participate innational events – national ministries are guarantors, under theauspices of ICPDROrganization of the Danube Stakeholders Forum on 29-30 June inBratislava dedicated to the Draft Danube River Basin DistrictManagement PlanGWP Executive Secretary Ania Grobicki – welcome speech,moderation of the second day08910 Letter_Ania Grobicki.pdf6
  7. 7. ICPDRDanube Art Master Competition – creation of artworks related to “water”or to the Danube River (Basin)Since 2010, GWP CEE Secretariat (Com. Officer) responsible fororganizing yearly school competitions in the 15 Danube countriesCWPs take part in national committees responsible for selection of thenational winnersAt international level the pictures of artworks are collected forassessment them and selection of the 3 best of themInternational winners are determined by ICPDR and consequentlyinvited to its Plenary meeting for Award Ceremony and handed overthe prizes7
  8. 8. WMOGWP CEE IDMP – Inception report in 2011Based on Inception report recommendation, the seminar in cooperationof TEC, WMO and GWPO/GWP CEE organized in Bratislava,October 2011Recommendations of the seminar used in development of GWP CEEIDMP for 2013-2015Officially declared its launching at High Level Meeting, held in Geneva,March 2013Broad discussion on project proposal is expected at the next GWP CEECouncil meeting in Kiev, 9-10 April 20138
  9. 9. EU Regional strategiesExtra attention is paid to the EU Danube Strategy to fill the gaps inprogrammes and projects proposed to achieve the Strategy goals –in cooperation with ICPDR, main partner of GWP CEE in theDanube regionPriority Area 4 of the EUSDR "To restore and maintain the quality ofwaters" – coordinated by Hungary and SlovakiaPriority Area 05 of the EUSDR "To manage environmental risks" –coordinated by Hungary and RomaniaGWP CEE Danube Strategy Task Force (DSTF) works as a hostmember in Steering Committee for Pillar 4 (SCP4) and the same isplanned for Pillar 5At the working meeting at ICPDR Secretariat in Vienna held on 29-30October, cooperation between ICPDR (observer to SCP4 andSCP5) agreed9
  10. 10. Sustainable sanitationQuestionnaire study – Natural processes for wastewater treatment –actual status in CEE countriesMain topics of the study:Geographical information of the country,General wastewater management questions,Natural treatment system presence and type in the country,Policy and legal aspects of natural treatment systems in the country,Actual country problems (education, planning, financing...) of naturaltreatment systems.Guidebook “Extensive technologies of wastewater treatment”It is in-process, completion is expected by the end of June 201310
  11. 11. Public awarenessParticipation GWP/CWPS in:World water Days – seminars, workshops, exhibitions (organizedmainly by GWP partners)Danube Days, cooperation with national ministries responsible forwater management and stakeholders involvedIn July 2012, GWP-Ukraine co-organized the Dnieper Public Forum.Stakeholders’ comments and amendments were included into theDraft of the Agreement on Dnieper on the river transboundarycooperation between Belarus, Russia and UkraineNational/CWPs initiatives focused also on youth generation, e.g.supported young detectives watching pollution sources of waters,competitions on the best results to keep clean surrounding areas ofwater streams11
  12. 12. Challenges, lessons learned, recommendations:At regional level:‒ In the course of the year the new aspects arrive which can influencedirection and intensity of the work (new proposals for cooperation,participation in the programmes, projects)‒ Flexibility is influenced by capabilities at national/regional levels. How toimprove this, the new regional strategy 2014-2019 could bring relevantamendments governance in comparison with existing practice andconditions‒ This could be partly enhanced if GWP CEE would be granted by legal entity‒ GWP CEE and GWP TEC have found the way how to cooperate forachieving synergy effect which can eventuate into the product ofsignificantly higher quality and broader impact, e.g. in editing and issuingthe Technical Focus paper on sustainable sanitation – this could be achallenge for both of them‒ Seek for opportunity for interregional cooperation, especially with CACENAregion12

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