Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

NPD launched: 2006

NPD Chair and strategic partners: Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health

MOU with UNECE: 2015 (in English and Russian)

Current priority areas:

  • Adoption and implementation of IWRM and the principles of the EU water legislation.
  • Setting and implementing of targets under the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health.
  • Development of a strategic financial plan and a mid-term action plan for WSS. Work on sustainable business models for sanitation in small towns and villages.
  • Development of a strategy to adapt WSS to climate change.
  • Establishing of a sound economic regulatory system, and improving domestic financial support mechanisms for WSS.

Key achievements:

Moldova implemented the first Action Plan within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The convergence of the environmental and water legislation is of particular importance for the country.

  • The new water law was discussed in the context of the NPD. The law, which enforces the principles of the EU WFD, was adopted by the Parliament in 2011.
  • A draft Government Order was produced on the establishment of river basin management authorities and river basin councils in 2009 but was not enacted.
  • An NPD-related Government Order was also adopted on wastewater discharges from municipal sources.
  • National targets under the Protocol on Water and Health were adopted by Government Decision. Assistance is being provided for their implementation. The Clearing House on the Protocol was established in 2013 as an outstanding example for the entire region.
  • A National Financing Strategy for urban and rural WSS was developed. It was translated into a mid-term Action- and Investment Plan. Several institutional changes unfolded such as the creation of an independent regulator for WSS, and actions to overcome over-fragmentation of WSS services. The Strategy also facilitated a significant increase in government- and external funding for WSS.
  • Sustainable business models for sanitation in small towns and villages were recommended. This served as an input to Germany’s work on regional development in Moldova.
  • Recommendations on improving domestic financial support mechanisms for WSS were developed through NPD.

Plans for the future:

  • Work will continue to support the implementation of national targets on water and health and the operation of the Clearing House for information on water and health.
  • Support will be provided for the approximation of EU water legislation according to the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, signed in 2014.
  • Work aimed at assisting Government of Moldova in establishing a sound economic regulatory system for WSS is being conducted with support from the OECD.

Meetings

National Forum „Water for Health” (26-27 September 2016)

  

 

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National Programme

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Presentations

 

 

 

The 7th Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (2 June 2016)

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Overview of the meeting,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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National Programme on implementing national targets under the Protocol on Water and Health, including the Action Plan and financial mobilization strategy as well as the revised targets under the Protocol,
Serafima Tronza, Ministry of Environment, and Ion Salaru, National Center for Public Health

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Plans for launch of the National Programme,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Progress with elaboration of norms and standards for small-scale water supplies and hygiene,
Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Center for Public Health

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The code of practice on construction and operation of ecosanitation and guidelines on the use of ecosan products in agriculture,
Iulian Isac, Apasan

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Presentation of the code of practice on constructed wetlands,
Prof. Dumitru Ungureanu, national expert, Technical University

Revising the regulations (SNiPs) on the design of small water and sanitation systems,
Valentin Bordeniuk, national water and wastewater expert

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Activities conducted under the Clearing House and awareness raising campaigns and plans after the project finalization,
Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Centre for Public Health

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Awareness raising campaign under the project,
Tatiana Siniaeva, Eco-Tiras

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Public awareness activities conducted in 2016,
Daniela Bordeianu, SEAM

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Protocol on Water and Health as a tool to implement the water-related SDGs under 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Presentation of SDC-ADA project Institutional Framework in the WS sector,
Cyrille Vallet, Project Coordinator

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Stakeholder meeting under the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (12 November 2016)

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National Programme on implementing national targets under the Protocol on Water and Health, including the draft Action Plan and draft financial mobilization strategy as well as the revised targets under the Protocol,
Serafima Tronza, Ministry of Environmment

Progress with elaboration of norms and standards for small-scale water supplies and hygiene,
Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Center for Public Health

The code of practice on ecosanitation,
Sergiu Andreev, national expert WiSDOM

The code of practice on constructed wetlands,
Dumitru Ungureanu, national expert, Technical Universit

Revising the regulations on the design of SSWSS,
Valentin Bordeniuk, national expert

Timeline for official adoption of the normative documents and standards,
Claudia Wendland, international expert, WECF

Activities conducted under the Clearing House in 2015 and future plans,
Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Centre for Public Health

Public awareness activities conducted in 2015 and future plans,
Daniela Bordeianu, SEAM

SDC-UNECE project “Applying Equitable Access Score-card in Moldova” – main findings, impact and next steps,
Daniela Bordeianu, SEAM

Reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health – timeline and recommendations,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Presentation of the work plan of the project under the relevant project outputs until mid-2016,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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The 6th Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (13 November 2015)

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Decisions of the Steering Committee

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The main outputs of the project on implementing targets under the Protocol on Water and Health,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Way forward: activities to be implemented until the end of the project and timeline for implementation,
Serafima Tronza, Ministry of Environment and Ion Salaru, Ministry of Health

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Outline of the work plan of the UNECE-SDC project under all its outputs until the end of the project,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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New project on establishing a sound economic regulatory system for WSS in Moldova,
Alexander Martusevich, OECD/EAP Task Force

Information about the expert workshop on tools to support making and implementing decisions on the water, food and energy security nexus in EECCA (Paris, July 2015) and Presentation of future plans,
Alexander Martusevich, OECD/EAP Task Force

Activities to fulfil the National Programme on implementing national targets under the Protocol of Water and Health,
Serafima Trinza, Ministry of Environment and Valeriu Goncear, Ministry of Health

The water and health related Sustainable Developement Goals,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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The 5th Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (20 May 2015)

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Projects financed by the donors for the water supply and sanitation sector

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Chisinau Water Development Programme,
Giel Verbeeck, Project Manager

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Review of domestic financial support mechanisms in the Water and Sanitation sector in Moldova,
Alexander Poghosyan

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Activity Information Centre under the Protocol on Water and Health in Moldova,
Ion Salaru, CNSP

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Companies' Development Programme for Water and Sanitation in Moldova

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Water policy,
Ministry Of The Environment

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The draft National Programme and Plan of measures for the implementation of the Protocol Water and Health for 2015-2025,
Valeriu Goncear  - Serafima Tronza

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New methodology for setting WSS tariffs in Moldova,
Alexander Martusevich

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Methodology for determining, approving and applying the tariffs for public water supply, sewerage and wastewater treatment

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Overview of the project progress in 2014, challenges and lessons learned,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Workplan for 2015,
Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE

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Rules for small drinking water supply,
Ion Șalaru,CNSP

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The 4th Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (7 November 2014) 

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A review of domestic financial support mechanisms for water supply and sanitation in Moldova - presentation of keyfindings and preliminary recommendations from the draft Interim report, Suren Poghosyan, project team leader

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Presentation of the draft Action Plan for achieving the targets set and plans for its finalization, Valeriu Goncear and Tamara Guvir, Ministry of Health

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Discussion on the need to update the national targets and target dates set under the Protocol on Water and Health in 2010, Mihaly Kadar, UNECE consultant

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Presentation of the draft Strategy to mobilize resources towards the implementation of the Action Plan, Serafima Tronza, Ministry of Environment

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A brief overview of ongoing water projects in Moldova cofinanced by the EU, EIB and EBRD – Marco Beros, EIB; Alex Cosovan, EBRD; and Henno Putnik, EU Delegation to Moldova

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Moldova Flood Management Technical Assistance and Investment Project, Marco Beros, EIB

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Main findings of the SDC/ADA joint study of the water sector institutional framework in Moldova – SDC and ADA representatives

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GIZ support to improving WSS sector governance in Moldova Petru VEVERIȚA, Dietrich HAHN, GIZ

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Outcomes of the trainings for water operators conducted in September-October 2014, Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Center for Public Health

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Progress with elaboration of norms and standards for small scale water supplies and sanitation, Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Center for Public Health, Claudia Wendland, international expert, WECF

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Report on activities on public awareness conducted in 2014 and planned under the project for 2015, Tatiana Siniaeva, NGO Eco-TIRAS, and Ion Salaru, Deputy Director, National Centre for Public Health

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Presentation of the work plan of the project under all its outputs until the end of 2015, Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE   

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The 3rd Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova" (22 May 2014)

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Workplan under SDC-UNECE project on the implementation of targets set under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova, Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE

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A review of financial support mechanisms for water supply and sanitation in Moldova, Alexander Martusevich, OECD EAP

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Discussion on the need to update the national targets and target dates set under the Protocol on Water and Health in 2010, Mihaly Kadar, UNECE

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Implementation of the objectives set under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova

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Implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health in Moldova and opening of the Clearing House, Ion Salaru

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Program of implement of the projects related to the Protocol on Water and Health, Tamar Guvir, Valeriu Goncear

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Small Scale Water Supply and Sanitation (SSWSS) - Norms and Standards, Claudia Wendland, WECF

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The 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the project "Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova, followed by the official opening of the Clearing House under the Protocol on Water and Health" (10 October 2013)

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The second session of the Steering Committee under the UNECE-SDC project on the Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova and the annual EUWI National Policy Dialogue meeting led by the OECD, Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE

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Work plan under the second UNECE-SDC project on the implementation of targets in Moldova, Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE

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The 1st Steering Committee meeting and the third EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogue conference (21 November 2012)

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The second SDC-UNECE project on the implementation of targets set under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova. The first Steering Committee Meeting. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE

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Promotion of the Moldovan experience through regional dialogue on implementing the Protocol on Water and Health. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE

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Work plan under the second UNECE-SDC project on the implementation of targets in Moldova. Rainer Enderlein, UNECE

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Documents and Publications

Setting targets and target dates under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova (May 2011) in English and Russian

Statement of Common Understanding of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, the Ministry of Health of Republic of Moldova, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation regarding the Project “Implementation of targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova” (November 2012) in English and Romanian.