A validation meeting of the preparatory phase of the GEF project “Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River Basin” took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 21 November 2016. The meeting was a follow-up to the inception workshop (Chisinau, 12 July 2016) as well as to the basin-wide consultations undertaken by the team of national and international consultants.  The project reflects all the principal issues the beneficiaries and stakeholders have stressed (e.g. the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, cooperation with hydropower, water balance calculation, small rivers restoration) and considers the key environment- and water-related national policy documents. The final project document is available upon request to Ms Tamara Kutonova, PPG Team Leader (tamara.kutonova@gmail.com, +380 93 124 03 28).