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.