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Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (638 KB)

Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskov-skoe, sometimes called Peipus (hereafter, Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe), is the largest transboundary European lake, and Europe’s fourth largest lake overall. Its three names originated from three languages historically used in the region—Peipsi came from Estonian, Chudskoe-Pskovskoe or Pskovskoe-Chudskoe from Russian, and Peipus from German. Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe belongs to the water basin of the Narva (or Narova) River, a 77-km long watercourse which connects Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe with the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea (Figure 1). Estonia and the Russian Federation (hereafter, Russia) share Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe and three countries, including Estonia, Russia and Latvia, share the Narva River basin. Latvia has only 5% of the basin, and pollution from its territory is very small in the overall pollution load in the basin. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

1665: Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative and a Contribution to the Third World Water Forum: Sharing Experiences and Early Lessons in GEF and non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects

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Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (638 KB).pdf

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