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[MedPartnership] Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for Bojana/Buna Area [Experience Note]

This Bojana/Buna Integrated Management Plan (IMP) is a pilot – “real world” - application of the “Integrated Methodological Framework” (IMF). The IMP helped to demonstrate and test to develop an operational methodology for the sustainable management of the ecological continuum constituted by the coastal zone, the river basin and the coastal aquifer. The IMP encompasses the transboundary area of Albania and Montenegro, bringing together administrative structures from the two states. The Bojana/Buna River, its catchment, the underlying aquifers and coastal waters provide the common physical threads linking the two countries. Bringing together IWRM (including surface water and groundwater management), spatial planning, climate change adaptation and ICZM, the IMP adds value to the individual approaches such that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’. The experiences from preparing the Bojana/ Buna IMP can be used for the replication of the effort elsewhere in the Mediterranean basin instead of preparing separate IWRM and ICZM plans.

2600: Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem--Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas

18 Apr 2019

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[MedPartnership] Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for Bojana/Buna Area [Experience Note].pdf