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Setting up a technical coordination mechanism to support Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Kura-Aras River Basin countries and prefigure the creation of a coordination body

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The main objective is to propose a specific organization which allows a harmonized preparation of River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) in each national part of the Kura Aras basin. This coordination process should allow preparing at a later stage  a regional synthesis of the national plans covering the whole Kura Aras Basin to bring coherence to actions having transboundary effects.

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International Pact for better management of national and transboundary basins

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This pact call for the commitment of governments, international organizations and all actors of the water field (particularly basin organizations) for a better management of national and transboundary basins.

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Common large hydraulic infrastructure shared between countries

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Transboundary basins often face issues of large hydraulic infrastructures (large dams, water diversions or transfers). The transboundary impacts of such structures often leads to cooperation deadlocks, if not of open conflicts, between countries within a same basin. However, these structures can also become drivers of regional economic integration and sustainable development, especially for agriculture, energy and transport.

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Case study: the “Hispagua” water information system, a tool for knowledge

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A prerequisite to the exchange and monitoing of water information at transboundary level is the development of effective water information system at national level.
Hispagua is one remarkable national water information system, structuring and updating knowledge on Spain’s waters. Hispagua improves access to and dissemination of the available information on the country’s waters. The scope is broad and covers the following topic: institutional information, documentation, educational materials, research publications, raw data, “water culture”.
Besides, the Hispagua information system is part of the Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS). Exchange between the two systems benefits to both.

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Case study on the SILMAS project: improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change on mountainous regions’ water resources

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The project SILMAS (Sustainable Instruments for Lakes Management in the Alpine Space) is part of the Alpine Space Programme, itself launched in the framework of “European Territorial Cooperation” of the European Community (which goal is the harmonious, balanced development of the European territory).

Its goal is to enhance international cooperation between its 5 members (Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Slovenia), to develop a “shared vision” which seems only logical given the characteristics of the region: a common climate, relief, concentration of wealth, water and habitat.

 

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China Europe Water Platform

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This solution consists in providing the water sectors in each region (EU and China) with a framework for dialogue, exchange of best practices and collaboration. It will help both parties to find how to properly manage water resources and achieve a sustainable social and economic development while protecting the water environment.

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Case study: France’s promotion of inland navigation at national level.

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It consists in replicating at national and european levels intiatives such as the one the French Ministry of Ecology lead in its country. The Ministry relaunched the inland navigation sector through different channels.

Legally, the Grenelle I law gave incentives to develop inland navigation, seen a a cheaper, more reliable and environmentally-friendly than other modes of transport (on average, inland navigation pollute and consume energy about four times less than road freight transport).

Policies focused on technical aspects, such as modernization programmes on infrastructures, network junctions, dry docks, and services.

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Standards for water and wastewater in Albania.

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One of the main aims is to increase the capacity of Albanian actors for build and manage water and wastewater infrastructures.

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Guide on “Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region”

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The guide is intended to make a signficant contribution to the achievement of the objective of equitable access for all.

The guide includes an overall assessment of the current situation (international obligations to achieve equitable access; assessment of the existing infrastructures and fulfillment of the equitable access, challenges faced).

 

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Creation of a training platform for water professionals of the Outermost Regions

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European outermost regions (OMR) are very distant from the continent and, since they do not share the same context (climate, water availability, basin superficies, etc.), they express the need for a development of specific water management strategies. However, OMR have not been able to develop their capacities in this sector due to a lack of trained professional.

 

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