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 8 of In the Flow features an interview with Bernardas Paukstys, a hydrogeologist working on groundwater issues primarily in Lithuania, who describes the tasks he has undertaken in the framework of the EPIRB project. This issue of the newsletter highlights how the project countries are moving closer to the adoption of river basin management plans. It also focuses on EPIRB-supported pilot projects in Belarus, Armenia and Moldova. The closing article explores how the project is venturing into new territory by providing guidance on the monitoring of coastal and transitional water bodies in compliance with EU legislation.
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.