Republic of Moldova
The NPD on IWRM in the Republic of Moldova started in 2006. The dialogue resulted in three policy packages adopted in 2009–2010, including a Governmental Order on wastewater discharges from municipal sources (2009), a Draft Order of the Agency “Apele Moldovei” on the establishment of river basin management authorities and river basin councils (2009), and an Action Plan to achieve the water-related MDGs under the Protocol on Water and Health. In 2009–2010, with financial assistance from the Government of Switzerland under an agreement between the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and UNECE, the dialogue focused on the setting of targets and target dates on water and health in accordance with the Protocol on Water and Health. It resulted in a Government Decision on the targets under the Protocol that was adopted on 20 October 2010. 6 The continuation of the NPD on IWRM supported by the Swiss Agency will focus on monitoring of implementation of the targets established and supporting the achievement of certain targets set, in particular in relation to the management of small-scale water supplies and public information. This work will be done in close coordination with the NPD on WSS.
The NPD on WSS also started in 2006. Its first phase (2006– 2007) was devoted to developing a National Financing Strategy for Urban and Rural WSS in the Republic of Moldova. This output helped to identify the need to revise the governmental strategy for WSS, taking into account financial aspects. The dialogue process in 2006–2007 was supported by EC/AIDCO and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The second phase of the NPD on WSS (2009–2010) was devoted to developing a mid-term Action and Investment Plan as a tool to operationalize the implementation of the Financing Strategy and as a realistic mid-term building block of the revised Government strategy for WSS. In this phase, the dialogue was supported by EC/AIDCO, Austria and the Czech Republic.
The ongoing third phase of the NPD on WSS (from late 2011) focuses on developing an adaptation strategy for WSS to make it more resilient to climate change, and on sustainable business models for sanitation in small towns and villages in the Republic of Moldova. The ongoing phase is supported by EC (Directorate General for the Environment and AIDCO) and the OECD/Environmental Action Programme (EAP) Task Force. The NPD on WSS will provide useful inputs to the revised Government strategy for WSS, and to the national adaptation strategy.
The third EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogue conference and the first Steering Committee meeting (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
Promotion of the Moldovan experience through regional dialogue on implementing the Protocol on Water and Health. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE
Work plan under the second UNECE-SDC project on the implementation of targets in Moldova. Rainer Enderlein, UNECE
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