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Dinaric Karst Aquifer System Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis

December 2013. The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) described in this summary was conducted in the framework of a project 'Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System (DIKTAS). The DIKTAS project is a regional project that is aimed improving the management of karst groundwaters contained in the Dinaric Karst and shared by several countries in South-Eastern Europe. The TDA was conducted in the period 2011-2013 by the DIKTAS Project Team in accordance with the GEF guidelines provided in the TDA/SAP Training manual. The TDA is based on a substantial regional analysis that is required in order to fully understand the context of transboundary issues. The regional analysis was particularly important given the complexity of the karst environment and regime and the interconnectivity of karst aquifers. The regional analysis also enabled a delineation of transboundary aquifers (TBAs) shared by the project countries. The Project Team was organised in four working groups, reflecting the main issues of the regional analysis: a hydrogeological characterization; an environmental and socio-economical assessment; an assessment of the legal and institutional frameworks and policies; and a regional stakeholder analysis.

Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System

07 Oct 2014


Dinaric Karst Aquifer System Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis.pdf