The semi-annual newsletter Cabri Volga Brief seeks to raise awareness of the Volga region by publishing the views of a variety of stakeholders, disseminating the results and achievements of the Cabri-Volga project, and sharing policy news and best practices from related initiatives.
The Cabri-Volga project, which ran until February 2007, supported information and know-how exchange between Russian and European stakeholders in the water management domain. Its overall aims were to engender effective river basin management, foster cooperation and networking, and promote European integration. It was funded by the EC/UN.
Issue 3/4 focuses on the entry into force on January 1, 2007 of Russia's new Water Code, which marked the beginning of a new era in integrated water management with its emphasis on the protection of water bodies and the prioritisation of domestic water utilisation.