Strengthening the Institutional Capacities for Approximation and Implementation of Environmental Legislation in the Area of Water Management EuropeAid/132108/D/SER/MK

Long title: 
Strengthening the Institutional Capacities for Approximation and Implementation of Environmental Legislation in the Area of Water Management EuropeAid/132108/D/SER/MK
Pays: 
Macédoine
Clarification on the localization: 
MACEDONIA
Name of client/Beneficiary: 
Ministry of Environment
Start Date : 
January, 2014
Completion Date : 
December, 2015
Funding organisation: 
Union Européenne
Name of Associated partners if any: 
Ramboll, Danemark
Description of the project: 

The overall objective of this Technical Assistance Project was to contribute to sustainable development of the country by strengthening the administrative capacities for environmental management in the field of water management. The purpose of the Project was to assist national authorities to harmonise the legislation in the area of water management and to strengthen their administrative capacities for implementation of water management legislation with specific focus on Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.
In order to achieve the overall objective, the project had been divided into three distinct activities:
• Activity 1: Development of priority implementing legislation in water management area aligned with the environmental acquis
• Activity 2: Strengthening the administrative capacity on central level for implementation of water legislation with focus on the elements related to the Water Framework Directive
• Activity 3: Development of the initial elements of the River Basin Management Plan of Vardar River

Description of services provided by IOW: 

IOWater experts provided the following services:
• Gap analysis of the national legislation with the WFD and all related directives
• Development of the primary and secondary legislation to comply with the WFD and all related directives
• Preparation of the first 4 elements of the River Basin Management Plan of Vardar River
• Economic analysis related to the Vardar Basin Management Plan
• Development of several manual related to economic analysis, pressures and impacts, classification of water bodies, and monitoring

status: 
terminé