This website has been designed to provide all stakeholders with up-to-date information on the status of the Dniester River Basin, work of joint basin management bodies, and progress of the Global Environment Facility’s project “Enabling transboundary co-operation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River Basin”.
A large-scale analysis of the effects of the hydropower cascade on the hydrological regime and ecosystems of the Dniester basin, as well as on the water use by the population in the river basin, has been completed. In this report, you can learn about how the state of the river and its inhabitants as well […]
Within the framework of the GEF project, a screening – analysis of more than 6,000 chemical compounds…
This week, the experts from Goulburn Broken Rivers have completed the study tour of the Dniester River Basin…
The GEF project continues to involve leading experts from Moldova and Ukraine for sustainable development of the Dniester River basin…
Addressing the disappearance of small rivers is on the agenda of the GEF Dniester project. This week, the project team went on an expedition…
Ecosystem services are the many and varied benefits that people receive free of charge from the natural environment…
The Dniester is a river in Eastern Europe that runs along the state border between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The total length of the Dniester is 1,362 km and its basin area is 72.1 thousand sq.km.
There are 62 towns and 95 townships in the Ukrainian part of the Dniester Basin, and 2 municipalities (Municipias) and 41 towns within the Moldovan part of the Basin, both on the left and right banks of the river. The total population of the Dniester Basin within Ukraine and Moldova is over 7 million people. Over 5 million people live in Ukraine and 2.74 million people in Moldova.
The disastrous floods in 2008 and 2010 in the Dniester Basin reminded once again that the existing flood protection facilities only partially fulfil their functions today. The effectiveness of the modern protection facilities will decline as the floods are expected to become more powerful in the future.
This section will be completed after approval of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of the Dniester Basin tentatively in early 2019.
One of the current priorities of the environmental policies of both the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine is to harmonize national legislation with the legislation of the European Union. Both states have taken a number of measures aimed at the gradual harmonization of the laws of both countries in the area of environmental protection, natural resources and environmental security with the relevant EU directives.
The Commission on Sustainable Use and Protection of the Dniester River Basin (the Dniester Commission) was established under the Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Cooperation in the Field of Protection and Sustainable Development of the Dniester River Basin, which was signed on 29 November 2012.
Plenipotentiaries and their two deputies are appointed to facilitate the implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of Ukraine on the Joint Use and Protection of Border Waters (1994).
The project was developed at the request of the governments of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The objective of the project is to introduce a framework for integrated water resource management in the Dniester River Basin to ensure its sustainable development.
The project “Enabling transboundary co-operation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River Basin” is planned to be implemented in 2017-2020. The project facilitates the implementation of natural and water resource management reforms currently being pursued in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The beneficiaries of this project are the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The project implementation is entrusted to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, Istanbul) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, Vienna-Kiev-Chisinau), with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE, Geneva).
This section presents a project implementation plan for December 2017 – December 2018.