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This page includes information on resources relative to Regional Dialogues for water management in the SEE

is FAO's global information system of water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division. The objective of AQUASTAT is to provide users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition.


Balkan Environmental Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Network



Capacity Building for IWRM. Cap-Net provides Human Resources Development for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through education and training. Reports, training material, network management tools, references, information on resource centres, information on training courses can be obtained here.


  • Country Analytic Work Joint Website

The website has been developed to facilitate coordination and cooperation among countries and donors with goals toward improving development impact and cost-effectiveness for both capacity building and knowledge sharing. Provides a Document Library with access to project documents from partner agencies (Information produced by different donor agencies are provided by country, agency, theme and operational status as well as cross country studies); Contact Points for the agency people with whom to communicate; Main Product Toolkits for the main diagnostic products; Procedures for conducting analytic work; and Examples of Best Practices; plus more to explore.


The Development Gateway builds partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for development. It makes use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to Increase knowledge sharing; Enhance development effectiveness; Improve public sector transparency; Build local capacity to empower communities. Information about the countries of the Southeastern Europe can be also found on this website.



Euro-Mediterranean Information System on the know-how in the Water sector.


The European Groundwater and Contaminated Land Information System. It provides research project information, technical information and information from the European Union and its Member States. It also provides a news service directory of contacts in the field, and an opportunity for you to post your own information.


The European Topic Centre on Water (ETC/WTR) is an international consortium brought together to support the European Environment Agency (EEA) in its mission to deliver timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-makers and the public for the development and implementation of sound environmental policies in the European Union and other EEA member countries. The intention is to establish a seamless environmental information system to assist the Commission and EEA member countries in their attempts to improve the environment, move towards sustainability and integrate environmental policies with other sectors such as economic, social, transport, industry, energy and agriculture.


  • EUWI - European Union Water Initiative

The EUWI was designed to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and WSSD targets for drinking water and sanitation, within the context of an integrated approach to water resources management.
Mediterranean component of the EU Water Initiative


The Global Water Partnership is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles. GWP actively identifies critical knowledge needs at global, regional and national levels, helps design programs for meeting these needs, and serves as a mechanism for alliance building and information exchange on integrated water resources management.
The GWP's ToolBox on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM ToolBox) provide water management professionals (resource planners, policy makes, river basin managers and political advisors) and other users (e.g. local government staff, non-government organisations and the general public with water interests) clear examples of good and bad practices and lessons learned from real life experiences of implementing IWRM.


  • ICPDR - International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River


  • INBO - International Network of Basin Organizations

INBO is a network of river basin management organisations, government water management agencies and international support agencies. The web site provides links into regional branches and access to many related documents.


The visitor can obtain information on WFD and its implementation. Information about different river basins, river basin management plans, WFD and third countries as well as legal texts (directives, national transposition laws etc) and best available techniques etc, can be obtained here.


The International Association for Danube Research (IAD) was founded with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, and water protection in the Danube River basin.



ILEC was organized with the aim of promoting environmentally sound management of natural and man-made lakes and their environments consistent with sustainable development policies by promoting international research and investigation, and by facilitating the exchange of findings and knowledge among the experts throughout the world.


  • International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management

The International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management is a global network promoting participatory irrigation management in irrigation and water resource management through the exchange of best practices, lessons learned, training materials and networking among professionals, researchers, policy makers and farmers.


The International Office for Water (IOW) has as an objective to gather public and private partners involved in water resources management and protection in France, Europe and in the world (bi- and multi-lateral cooperation organizations, ministries, water agencies, local communities, universities, engineering schools, research centers, land development companies, water suppliers and professionals, industrialists, professional associations, non governmental organizations) in order to set up a real partners' network. The website provides information regarding water resources management.



The International Water Law Project website was created to provide pertinent information on international water law and policy and related topics. Specifically, it offers treaties, articles, news stories, case law, Internet links, and other relevant information. Many of the materials, such as treaties and articles, are offered in full text.


The institute’s aim is to develop and share knowledge and expertise in international and national water law and policy. IWLRI's Water E-Law Library (WELL) provides access to a collection of primary and secondary sources in both international and national water law. (better viewed using Internet Explorer)


This site has useful maps of water related issues such as land use, fish species, wetlands, dams, water scarcity and so on. It is being improved regularly with new data.


  • IWAC - International Water Assessment Centre

A Pan-European network of scientists and policy makers to support integrated water resources management.


  • IWRC - International Water Resource Center, hosted by GEF.

Water resource managers will find through this site pertinent information resources; discussion forums; project information and documentation; courses in water resources, project management, and information technology; new capacity building technologies; and community-wide news and upcoming events.


The Joint Office for South East Europe was set up to support the European Commission / World Bank in their Joint role as coordinators of international assistance for the reconstruction and development of South East Europe (SEE).


LakeNet is a global network of more than 800 people and organizations in 90 countries working for the conservation and sustainable management of lakes.
The LakeNet website provides a way to share these successes and to tackle problems and stumbling blocks on the way to healthier lakes. Explore this site to learn more about what is being done locally and globally to conserve and manage lakes, access laws and regulations, and download experiences of community management.



International Environmental Research Project launched to analyze and develop strategic planning methodologies and scientific tools for the integrated management of transboundary water basins located on the existing and future borders of the EU. It is supported by the European Commission.


A conference dealing with strategies and practices for the collection and dissemination of information in support of integrated water resources management.


  • NGO electronic Networks (for more information visit REC)

Bluelink, Bulgaria
EkoMrezaBiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Eko.Net, FYR Macedonia
Grincajg and Croatia
Sharri.Net, Kosovo
StrawberryNet, Romania
QKE, Albania
Volvox, Serbia and Montenegro



Developed within the framework of EastWest Institute's Project on Institutionalizing Transfrontier Cooperation in the Prespa/Ohrid region - towards the Establishment of a Euroregion, as part of EWI's Regional and Transfrontier Cooperation Program.


  • REC - Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe



It provides information on different topics regarding the environment, in the South Eastern Europe region: Access to information, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Eco-education, Energy, Environmental media, European Integration, Forests, Fundraising, Legislation, Parks and protected areas, Pollution and waste, Sustainable development, Waters etc


This website provides information on different topics (public participation, financing opportunities, donors etc) for each country of the South-eastern Europe region.


  • SIWI - The Stockholm International Water Institute

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a scientific, technical and awareness-building organization that contributes to international efforts to combat the escalating global water crisis. SIWI facilitates research, increases understanding and stimulates action on world water issues.


The Stability Pact Watch (SPW) is a coalition of environmental non-governmental organisations across the Balkan countries - Za Zemiata (Bulgaria), TERRA Mileniul III (Romania), Eco-sense (Macedonia), Young Researchers from Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development/Centar za ekologiju i odrivi razvoj (CEKOR). It is initiated within the CEE Bankwatch Network.


A database to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. A project of the Oregon State University Department of Geosciences, in collaboration with the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.


Guidelines, recommendations, background reports, studies and other relevant information can be obtained here.


Environmental Performance Reviews (EPRs) assess a country’s efforts to reduce its overall pollution burden and manage its natural resources; to integrate environmental and socio-economic policies; and to strengthen cooperation with the international community
The website includes the Environmental performance reviews of the countries of South Eastern Europe. The files can be downloaded.







The UNESCO Water Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web. The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater and serve as an interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line resources.



Website of the scientific research dimension of the European Union’s Water Initiative



This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on water. It also provides links to related web sites and topics.


The World Water Council is the International Water Policy Think Tank dedicated to strengthening the world water movement for an improved management of the world's water resources and water services. WWC publishes a wide range of materials on the management of water resources.


This is a site dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and a long list of web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.


The WIIW Balkan Observatory is a portal to statistics, research and communication in relation to economic developments in South-Eastern Europe. The Observatory results from co-operation between The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) and two institutes at the London School of Economics (LSE), i.e. The Hellenic Observatory at the European Institute and The Centre for the Study of Global Governance, and serves now also as forum for the Global Development Network Southeast Europe - GDN-SEE. For more details on the WIIW GDN-SEE project please follow the link GDN-SEE.