Newsletter of the Environmental Protection of International River Basins project
The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 7 of In the Flow offers an overview of how a river basin management plan (RBMP), the tool of choice for achieving the goals of the EU Water Framework Directive, brings added value to water protection schemes. The newsletter also assesses the value of macroinvertebrate samples as key biological indicators of water quality. This issue also features an article on the emergence of flood risk management as a high priority in the project region, and gives details of the latest EPIRB project e-learning video on hydromorphological assessment. The issue concludes with a wrap-up of public consultation meetings held between March and May 2015, and includes the usual calendar of upcoming events.
The EU-funded EPIRB project is implemented with the assistance of the REC’s Water Management Topic Area, as part of a consortium led by Hulla and Co. Human Dynamics KG.