Water Management Working Group 1st Annual Meeting

Date: 10.02.2014
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat

The purpose of the annual meetings is to gather together the nominees from the beneficiary countries to exchange information on implementation of the work plan and progress made in the reporting period. As the project is in the initial phase, the special purpose of the 1st Annual meeting is to introduce all national coordinators and Project team with main objectives of the Project, work plan for the implementation of the activities and tasks, project management and coordination. The main focuses will be given to: how provide efficient assistance in the development of the river basin management plans (RBMPs) for selected transboundary pilot river basin (task 2.3.2); approach to the trainings on economic analysis in accordance with the WFD (cost recovery and cost-effectiveness considerations), including innovative systems of waste water treatment under task 2.3.3 as well as on how to encouraging discussion on drawing line between WFD and Marine Strategy Directive throughout regional seminars within task 2.3.4.

Objectives of the meeting:

Wider Objective: to adopt work plan for 2014 with a wider prospect for the subsequent years.

Specific Objectives:

- To agree on collaboration within the Water Working Group;

- To open discussion the criteria for selection of the most appropriate participants to particular events;

- To discuss the draft criteria for selection of transboundary river basin that will used as a pilot under task;

- To discuss proposal for specific RBMP development topic under task (RBMPs);

- To discuss proposal for regional training plan including the study visit programme under task;

- To discuss and agree on the approach to task 2.3.3 and liaison with the Strategic Planning and Investment Activity (Economic analysis in accordance with the WFD cost recovery and cost-effectiveness considerations), including innovative systems of waste water treatment)

- To discuss and agree on approach to task 2.3.4 (WFD and Marine Strategy Directive – where to draw the line?)

- To adopt the work plan for 2014.