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Website of the Dniester Commission

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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”.

News

The experts examined optimization options for spring ecological reproductive release from the Dniester r…

The GEF Dniester project team presents the “Analysis of the goals, limitations, and opportunities …” report …

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Gender in the field of water resources: facts, opinions, communications

Participants of the Dniester project from Moldova and Ukraine learned more about the importance of gender issues for OSCE projects …

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Large-scale study on the state of tailings storage facilities in the Dniester River Basin

As a part of the project, a large-scale inventory of 31 TSFs containing over 160 million tons of waste of hazard class II-IV was completed …

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Call for participation at the International Conference “EU Integration and Management of The Dniester Ri…

The conference will take place on 8-9 October, 2020 in Chisinau, Moldova. The GEF-Dniester Project invites for participation …

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Water balance of the Dniester river basin

A web-based system for calculating the water balance of the Dniester river basin was improved in 2018-2019 as a part of the project …

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HOW THE DNIESTER HYDROPOWER AFFECTS THE STATE OF THE DNIESTER: ASSESSMENT BY MOLDOVAN AND UKRAINIAN EXPE…

A large-scale analysis of the effects of the hydropower cascade on the hydrological regime and ecosystems of the Dniester basin…

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Dniester River Basin

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.

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Region

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.

Floods

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.

The experts examined optimization options for spring ecological reproductive release from the Dniester reservoir

The GEF Dniester project team presents the “Analysis of the goals, limitations, and opportunities ..." report ...

The experts examined optimization options for spring ecological reproductive release from the Dniester reservoir

The GEF Dniester project team presents the “Analysis of the goals, limitations, and opportunities ..." report ...

Important Matters

This section will be completed after approval of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of the Dniester Basin tentatively in early 2019.

Joint Management

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.

Dniester Commission

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.

Institution of the Plenipotentiaries

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).

GEF Project

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.

About the project

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).

Outcomes

This section presents a project implementation plan for December 2017 – December 2018.

Meetings

15 April 2020

Third meeting of the Project Steering Committee (on-line)

24 May 2019

Meeting of the basin council of the Dniester river in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

23 January 2019

Teleconference on recommendations by Mr Pedro Cunha Serra on draft operation rules for the Dniester reservoirs

Our partners

GEF
UNDP
OSCE
UNECE