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Concepts for integrated transboundary water management and sustainable socio-economic development in the cross border region of Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece

Concepts for integrated transboundary water management and sustainable socio-economic development in the cross border region of Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece

Objective

The TRABOREMA Project will stabilise and reinforce research potential in the field of integrated management of regional water resources planning and policy in a transboundary lake region between Albania, FYROM and Greece. Using the EU Water Framework Directive as a guideline, the Consortium, which also includes universities specialised in environmental issues from Austria and Spain, will design and implement a monitoring system in the catchment to Lake Prespa. Together they will research upstream/downstream water user demands to determine environmental pressures and impacts in terms of ecological quality ratios (EQR) for the target region. This data will be modelled and simulated using state of the art computer applications to make predictions and perform scenarios. The results will be analysed and used as a basis for transboundary policy recommendations for integrated management of the water resources and sustainable socio economic development of the region. The strategic objectives of the TRABOREMA Project are: LForm successful and enduring partnerships within the consortium and to interested parties such as authorities, policy makers and public participants within countries of the target region and to EU member states to help settle political and social situation in the Western Balkans. 2.Communicate the importance of integrated water management (which incorporates waste and energy) as a theme of common interest to contribute to sustainable development in the Western Balkans. S.Develop methodologies for implementation of transboundary integrated water management in Lake Prespa and associated river basin as a pilot region, which can then be transferred to other regions. ^Implement a monitoring system to deliver data for development and verification of ecological quality ratios (EQR) and computer-based modelling and simulation for the target region. 5-Make recommendations for sustainable development policy and define #
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Coordinator

ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE COMERÇ INTERNACIONAL

Address

Passeig Pujades, 1
Barcelona

Spain

Administrative Contact

Pere Fullana (Dr.)

Participants (5)

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INSTITUTI I KERKIMEVE GJEOLOGIJIKE TIRANE

Albania

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF LEOBEN

Austria

FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY "SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS"

North Macedonia

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY "SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS"

North Macedonia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 509177

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 582 846

  • EU contribution

    € 1 000 000

Coordinated by:

ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE COMERÇ INTERNACIONAL

Spain