EU project supports further public discussions on water management in Georgia

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Between 13 and 16 May, several Georgian cities are discussing the country’s Water Resources Management Bill and the interim results of the River Basin Management Plan.

Local dialogue events have been organised in Kvareli, Sighnaghi, Telavi, Sagarejo, Bolnisi, Tetritskaro and Tianeti by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) project, together with the Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture.

With EUWI+ support, Georgia started developing the Alaziani-Iori and Khrami-Debeda River Basin Management Plans. These plans describe the environmental objectives for each of the rivers and the measures to achieve them.

The events are an opportunity for a range of local representatives to clearly articulate their diverse views in public.

The second consultation phase will be organised on the draft River Basin Management Plans and Programme of Measures in 2020.

The EUWI+ project helps Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to bring their legislation closer to EU policy in the field of water management, with a main focus on the management of trans-boundary river basins. It supports the development and implementation of pilot river basin management plans, building on the improved policy framework and ensuring a strong participation of local stakeholders.

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