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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).

Zoï Environment Network (Geneva, Switzerland) prepared a study of institutional capacity and information-sharing practices about the risk of flooding in the Dniester river basin. The progress report describes organizations, which collect information relevant to floods, the information exchange mechanism on the national and transboundary level, flood-warning mechanism. The document gives recommendations for the further activity (including international organizations) based on the surveys and seminars, which were conducted in Republic Moldova and in Ukraine, and on results of the flood risk modeling for selected territories in the Dniester river basin. The work was performed in 2012 – 2015 years in the framework of the project “Reducing Vulnerability to Extreme Floods and Climate Change in the Dniester River Basin” which was implemented by the initiative “Environment and Security» (ENVSEC)in collaboration with OSCE, UNECE, UNEP, and with financial support from Sweden , Finland, Austria and the Instrument for stability of European Commission.

GEF PROJECT ON THE DNIESTER RIVER BASIN. INVITATION TO COMMENT THE PROJECT IDENTIFICATION FORM  The Global Environment Facility (GEF), https://www.thegef.org/gef/International_Waters) allocated almost 2 million USD for a Moldovan-Ukrainian project “Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River Basin”.

“International Dniester Day 2016″Each year on the second Saturday of July the “International Day of the Dniester” is celebrated in the Dniester river basin. The list of the events which will be conducted on Ukrainian part of the basin can be found on the website of the Dniester-Prut Basin Water Management in the section “Environmental events”.

Environment friendly flood management saves lives and protects nature

On 20-21 April 2016 the 12th meeting of the Working Group on Flood Management and Climate Change Adaptation was organized in Kiev

On 26 February 2016 the round-table “Wetland restoration is one of the main conditions for conservation of the Dniester delta ecosystem” was held in Odessa

In November-December 2015 the awarding ceremony for the winners of the transboundary basin-wide art-contest “Colours of the Dniester” for youth and children took place in Moldova (Chisinau and Tiraspol) as well as in Odessa, Lviv and other Ukrainian cities

On 22 October 2015 the 11th meeting of the Working Group on Flood Management and Climate Change Adaptation was organized in Chisinau

Two environmental expeditions – “Dniester 2015”  were held in July and August this year for students, scientists, high school teachers, NGO members and media representatives from Moldova and Ukraine

On 22-23 April 2015 the Tenth meeting of the Working Group on Flood Management and Climate Change Adaptation together with a High-Level Event on Climate Change and Transboundary Cooperation in the Dniester river basin were held in Kyiv

On 02-03 July 2014 the Ninth meeting of the Working group on Flood Management and Climate Change Adaptation, in frame of the project “Climate Change and Security in the Dniester River Basin”, was conducted in Chisinau

Results of the Contest «Colors of the Dniester-2013»

On 12-13 December 2013 the meetings within the project “Climate Change and Security in the Dniester River Basin” were conducted in Kiev

Applications to the annual contest “Colours of the Dniester” on biodiversity conservation and climate change protection will be accepted from 22 March to 12 September 2013

On 09-10 July 2013 the meetings on climate change and the Dniester river basin management were conducted in Chisinau

On 27-28 May 2013 the workshop on flood communication and information exchange in the Dniester river basin was conducted in Lviv

14 December 2012 the bilingual Environmental Atlas of the Dniester Basin was  published. The publication was developed in the framework of the UNECE/OSCE/UNEP project “Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin: Phase III – Implementation of the Action Programme” (Dniester-III) within the Environment and Security Initiative under financial support from the governments of Finland and Sweden

Republic of Moldova and Ukraine sign Treaty on sustainable management of Dniester River Basin

13 – 14 December 2012 two meetings in the Dniester-III climate change and floods project will be held in Kyiv, in particular:

13th December – Consultations with Ukraine’s sectoral and regional agencies and organisations on the elements of the Dniester basin adaptation strategy

Joint press release by OSCE, UNEP and UNECE

Field studies find water quality problems and alarming decline in fish species in the Dniester River

Two new reports reviewing the environmental condition of the Dniester River indicate water quality problems in the Lower Dniester and its estuary as well as alarming declines in fish populations. The objectives of the research were to collect information on water quality and bottom sediments, as well the state of the fish populations in the Dniester. At the same time, the joint work served to improve of transboundary cooperation between the two countries.

30 November – 2 December 2011 a series of the meetings of the Dniester-III project will be held in Kyiv, in particular:

30th November – a meeting of the working group on information management in the Dniester river basin. The meeting will focus on finalization of the Dniester River basin Atlas and a pilot geoinformation system (GIS).

Results of the contest «Colors of the Dniester-2011»

The Dniester basin –wide contest «Colors of the Dniester-2011» was held from 22 April to 12 September 2011. For the first time the contest was conducted in 2009.

Poster „Fishes of transboundary Middle and Lower Dniester”

NGOs „Vitality”, „Renaşterea Rurală” and „Eco-Tox”, the Eco-TIRAS members, in cooperation with scientists developed and published the poster with fishes of transboundary Middle and Lower Dniester. In total there are reflected 84 species and forms of fishes. The work has been done in frames of the project supported by GEF via UNDP Moldova. The poster contains also proposals on the status of each fish species in relation to the future 3rd edition of the Red Data Book of the Republic of Moldova. The publication will be interesting for naturalists, university students, school teachers, scientists and specialists in field of ecology, nature protection and ichthyology.

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International Dniester hydro-chemical expedition (July 2011)

A working group on water monitoring (under auspice of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of Ukraine on the joint management and protection of the cross-border waters (1994)) with support of the UNECE / OSCE / UNEP “Dniester-III” project will conduct a joint Moldavan-Ukrainian hydro-chemical expedition along the Dniester river in July 2011.

International Dniester Day (Ukraine, 9 July 2011)

During celebration of the Dniester Day water authorities of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Khmelnytsk, Chernivci, Vinnycia and Odesa regions of Ukraine plan to organize a series of events devoted to conservation of the Dniester.

Contest “Colors of the Dniester – 2011” (Moldova – Ukraine, 30 April – 12 September 2011)

Colors of the Dniester – 2011” is a Dniester river basin-wide annual contest which this year is a part of information campaign “Conserve the Dniester”. Schoolchildren, students and teachers of educational institutions from Moldova and Ukraine are welcomed to participate. The categories of works include paintings; photos; video and podcasts; events on water resource conservation; stories, poems and popular scientific papers. More detailed information is available in Russian.

Press-tour and workshop in environmental journalism (the Dniester, 18-23 July 2011)

A press-tour and a master-class on environmental journalism “Environmental problems of the Dniester river basin and solutions: role of preventive environmental journalism” will be organized along the Dniester river on 18-23 June 2011.

10 April 2011

Ecological water release from the Dniester reservoir has started on 10 April 2011. Protocol on regulation of conduction of ecological release is presented in Russian.

International conference of biologists and geographers (Bender, 11 March 2010)

The international conference devoted to 135-year anniversary of the researcher Berg will be held on 11 March 2010 in Bendery (Republic of Moldova). Berg was one of the scientists who contributed a lot to development of different fields in biology and geography. Examples of research in natural sciences will be presented at the conference.

International conference “The Dniester river basin: environmental problems and management of transboundary water resources” (Tiraspol, 15-16 October 2010)

International conference “The Dniester river basin: environmental problems and management of transboundary water resources” will be held in Tiraspol (Transdniestria, the Republic of Moldova) on 15-16 October 2010. NGO Ecospectrum will host the conference in partnership with Transdniestrian State University after Taras Shevchenko.

The International Conference (Odessa, September – October 2009)

The International Conference  ”Transboundary River Basin Management and International Cooperation for Healthy Dniester ” will take place in Odessa on September 22-23, 2009

Chisinau, 10 – 13 March 2009

A series of events dedicated to the problems of  the Dniester River basin will take place in Chisinau on 10-13 March, 2009. It will be organized by “Eco-TIRAS” scientific development and production center jointly with Transboundary Cooperation Center (Tartu, Estonia) and Estonian MFA .

Competition “Colors of the Dniester” (Moldova – Ukraine, 20 March – 12 September 2009)

The competition “Colors of the Dniester” is open from 20 March to 12 September, 2009

Council of the Dniester River Basin (Chernivtsi, 17 December 2008)

17 December 2008 in Chernovtsy a meeting on establishment of the Council of the Dniester River Basin was held. Forty participants took part in the meeting. Additional information including the protocol of the meeting is presented in the Council of the Dniester River Basin.

Kyiv, 28-29 February 2008

The first meeting “Information Management System for the Trasnboundary Dniester River Basin” conducted by ENVSEC organizing committee and project technical group was held.

December 2007

The Dniester II project will be completed in 2007. At the beginning of the next year a publication on the results of the project will be prepared.

Prague, May 2007

15th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum took place in Prague, the Czech Republic on 21-23 May 2007. The second round of the public consultations in the frame of the project took place in Odessa on 13 April 2007.

Odessa, 1112 April 2007

A group of doctors from Chisinau and Tiraspol met with the staff of the Odessa oblast sanitary-epidemiological station in Odessa on 11 and 12 April 2007.

Chisinau, 15 June 2007

The final 5th project meeting took place in Chisinau on 11th June 2007. The meeting was devoted to discussion of the Action Programme and farther actions by the end of the project (31st October 2007) and possible follow up.