Transnational integrated management of water resources in agriculture for the EU WATER emergency control Italy Hungary Greece Romania
Croatia Serbia Ukraine Moldova

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Project Program of work

EU.WATER adopted a strategy to in field apply, test and give solutions for the long lasting application of the integrated water management principles, in areas representative of the different environmental and social contexts of the SEE space: ranging from alluvial highly intensive (IT), continental (HU) and extensive (RO) agriculture, up to Mediterranean (GR) agriculture. In other words, a common strategy for integrated water management, built on a strong scientific knowledge, will be tailored to specific areas’ needs, tested with pilot actions and refined and capitalized onto policy instruments for the local development processes.

Project setting up and implementation follows an approach able to fit the top down planning and programming actions of partners with the bottom-up perceived needs, constraints and weakness points of the selected areas and stakeholders. Activities are carried out accordingly and in tight synergy with stakeholders, in order to promote participation and ownership. Attention will therefore be taken to directly involve both local and regional institutions of the concerned areas (and of the neighbouring ones) in the project implementation. To this purpose, a basic contribution will be played by the setting up of the Local Implementation Networks (described in Act. 4.3) that, on one side, will allow to fit approaches and actions to the perceived needs and, on the other side, will allow to prevent the evidenced external constraints (ch. 3.9). A participatory approach is seen as essential to promote empowerment and ensure project relevance, effectiveness and sustainability. Project implementation is based onto an internal quality and management system able to:

    - deliver efficiently project outputs, achieve the expected results and contribute effectively to the overall objectives of the project and the Programme;
    - manage the available resources regularly and efficiently;
    - continuously monitor, evaluate and report project progress.