Advancing IWRM Across the Kura River Basin through Implementation of the Transboundary Agreed Actions and National Plans
The UNDP - GEF Kura II Project “Advancing Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) across the Kura river basin through implementation of the transboundary agreed actions and national plans” will be implementing the Strategic Action Program for the Kura River Basin in partnership with the Governments of Georgia and Azerbaijan in partnership with Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, respectfully.
The Kura II Project will address the priority needs in the ministerially endorsed Strategic Action Plan (SAP) through implementation of the SAP and national Integrated Water Resources Management Plans to strengthen and harmonize coordinated conjunctive transboundary ground and surface water management. The five components of the project are:
- Support for institutional governance protocols;
- Professional development and capacity building for water managers across sectors;
- Stress reduction measures in critical areas;
- Stakeholder education and empowerment; and,
- Enhanced science for governance.
These five priority components from the general framework of activities, the project has strong, multisectoral support in both countries and will support the pending bilateral legal agreements.
Asia , Western Asia
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|Project type||Full-Size Project|
|Status||active (Under Implementation)|
|Start Date||23 Aug 2016|
|End Date||30 Sep 2018|
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||5,329,452 USD|
|Total Cost of the project:||200,361,122.00 USD|
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mary M. Matthews Project Coordinator and Chief Technical Advisor
Vladimir Mamaev GEF Regional Technical Advisor