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Integrated Management of Shared Lakes Basins

“Integrated Management of Shared Lakes Basins”, Ohrid, FYR Macedonia, 16-18 Jul. 2008

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When

Jul 16, 2008 07:00 AM to
Jul 18, 2008 04:00 PM

Where

Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

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The Capacity Building Workshop on “Integrated Management of Shared Lakes Basins”, was organized in Ohrid FYR Macedonia, 16-18 July 2008 by the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO/ECSDE) in cooperation with the GEF/UNDP "Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR-Macedonia and Greece" project and the FYR Macedonian Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning. The activity was supported by the European Commission* , GEF IW: LEARN , GEF/UNDP "Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR-Macedonia and Greece" project and UNEP/MAP.

The activities work in synergy with the GEF IW projects in the area i.e. “Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR Macedonia and Greece” and “Integrated management of Skadar Lake ecosystem”. Moreover they work in synergy and support the implementation of the GEF Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystems as well as the Mediterranean Component of the EU Water Initiative (MED EUWI) .

  • Program

OVERALL PLAN

Wednesday – 16 July 2008

Thursday – 17 July 2008

Friday – 18 July 2008

1. Welcome and introductory activities
9.00 – 10.30

Welcome
Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, GWP-Med
Ms. Anastasia Roniotes, MIO-ECSDE

Opening speech
Mr. Dejan Panovski, State Secretary, Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning, FYR Macedonia
Mr. Aleksander Peterski, Mayor of Ohrid

1a. Introduction, Presentation of the objectives and structure of the workshop.Reports of the Thematic Sessions

1b. Participants’ familiarization activity
Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, GWP-Med

1c. Participants expectations
Mr. George de Gooijer Reports of the Thematic Sessions

Reflection on Day 1


6. Challenges in collaboration for Prespa, Ohrid and Shkoder Lakes
09.10 – 10.00
presentations by
- Ms. Jantinska, Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning, FYR Macedonia Reports of the Thematic Sessions
- Ms. Djana Bejko, REC Albania Reports of the Thematic Sessions
- Mr. Lopez, UNDP / GEF Prespa lake Project Reports of the Thematic Sessions

 

 

 

 

Reflection on Day 2


9. The UNECE Water Convention Reports of the Thematic Sessions
09.15 – 9.45
(presentation and discussion)
Ms. Nighisty Ghezae


10. Spatial Planning and Lake Basin ManagementReports of the Thematic Sessions
09.45 – 10.15
(presentation and discussion)
Ms. Nighisty Ghezae

 

 

 

2. Integrated Water Resources Management Reports of the Thematic Sessions
11.00 – 11.45
(presentation and discussion)
Ms. Nighisty Ghezae


3. The EU Water Framework Directive Reports of the Thematic Sessions
12.15 – 13.00
(presentation and discussion)
Ms. Nighisty Ghezae

7. Applying ILBM and WFD for Lake Prespa
10.30 – 13.30
Nighisty Ghezae & George de Gooijer

The participants worked in 4 groups on the 6 pillars of ILBM: Institutions, Policies, Information, Participation, Financing, Technology

11. Applying ILBM and WFD in Lake PrespaReports of the Thematic Sessions
10.30 – 13.30
Continued

Presentation of the work of the four groups. Reflection on results and discussion on what should be done in the basin to develop ILBM (plenary)

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

4. Cooperation
14.30 – 16.00
(exercise and discussion)
Mr. George de Gooijer

5. What’s so special about a lake? Integrated Lake Basin Management Summary Reports of the Thematic Sessions
16:30 – 17.30
(presentation and discussion),
Nighisty Ghezae

8. Field visit in Prespa Lake
14.30 – 18.00

 

12. Applying ILBM and WFD for Lake Prespa
14:30 – 16:30
Continued

Reflection on results and discussion on what should be done in the basin to develop ILBM (plenary). Discussion options for intensifying the cooperation in the lake basins area and the extended Drin basin


End of the workshop

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

* Through the Annual Funding of MIO/ECSDE