Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. Water quality parameters are determined by the intended use: Different water uses raise different concerns and different standards are considered.
This project addresses a great challenge for both countries to set-up a support mechanism for both public and private stakeholders, consisting of:
a network of complimentary and inter-calibrated laboratories able to perform environmental quality analyses in order to support the procedures related to issuing Permits to different Water Users,
development of joint tools for providing e-services to Private and Public water users and
a Joint Structure (cross-border Focal Point) that will act as a one-stop-shop for providing integrated water quality assessment related services to Water Users and interested stakeholders of the two countries.
Project’s Partners are:
Decentalized Administration of Macedonia Thrace (WDs of Cent. Mac. and East Mac. -Thrace), Lead Partner
Region of Central Macedonia , Greece
Balkan Environment Center, Greece
Club “Economika 2000”, Bulgaria
The project has duration 28 months (30/03/2011 – 31/7/2013) and total budget 1.126.254,90€. The project is co-financed by 85% by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).