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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Watershed Demonstration Project ♦ Baltic State ♦ Eu Water Framework Directive ♦ Volunteer Monitoring ♦ Regional Level ♦ Water Framework Directive ♦ Watershed Management Plan ♦ Demonstration Pilot Area ♦ Local Unit ♦ Local Decision Making ♦ Lielupe Basin ♦ Neighboring Country ♦ Joint Country Effort ♦ Baltic Country Accession European Union ♦ Russian Oblasts Kaliningrad ♦ Necessary Approach ♦ Environmental Education ♦ Local Decision Making Capacity Building ♦ Government Agency ♦ Civil Society Engagement ♦ Non Governmental Organization ♦ European Union ♦ Appropriate Ministry ♦ Watershed Management Capacity Building ♦ Social Skill ♦ Transboundary Institutional Cooperation ♦ Management Planning ♦ Shared Water
Abstract Lithuania and Russian Oblasts Kaliningrad and Pskov with watershed management capacity building. The purpose of the effort is to work with the appropriate Ministries and government agencies at the national and regional levels and local units of governments within the demonstration/pilot areas on developing the necessary approaches and social skills to develop watershed management plans that would comply with the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD). WFD is a requirement for the Baltic Countries accession European Union which is expected in May 2004. The program also addressed Pskov’s and Kaliningrad’s desire to work cooperatively with their neighboring countries concerning shared waters. The program consists of three components: transboundary institutional cooperation; local decision making capacity building through training and volunteer monitoring; and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) leadership for civil society engagement. Five watershed demonstration projects were initiated, four involved joint country efforts: Koiva (Estonia and Latvia) volunteer monitoring, environmental education and local decision making; river basin assessment and management planning for the Lielupe Basin (Latvia and
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study