Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

5 Mar 2019
Participants of the Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

For our Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia the GEMS/Water CDC hosted eleven participants from nine countries including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia, Georgia, Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia.

A wide range of topics were covered during the three day event:

  • The fundamental principles of ambient water quality monitoring and the different monitoring approaches that can be used
  • Identification of monitoring needs in rivers, lakes and reservoirs in order to provide appropriate information for management purposes at national, regional and global levels
  • The SDG Indicator 6.3.2 for ambient water quality and the barriers to reporting at national level
  • Capacity development needs relating to water quality monitoring and assessment in the regions and potential mechanisms for increasing capacity

The workshop was a great success providing valuable insight into local/regional freshwater monitoring practices in the region. We hope to see you all again in the near future and thank you for attending the workshop.

UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre

UNEP GEMS/Ionad Forbartha Acmhainneachta Uisce

Environmental Research Institute, Ellen Hutchins Building, University College Cork