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Integration of Ecosystem Management Principles and Practices into Land and Water Management of Slovakias Eastern Lowlands

The project will contribute to mainstreaming integrated ecosystem management principles and practices into the land and water management and agricultural sectors of new EU members and accession states within the context of the EU Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013 and Danube River Protection Convention.

The purpose of the proposed project is to facilitate a sustainable transition by water managers, farmers and other resource managers in Slovakia's Eastern Lowlands from conventional water and agricultural management techniques to integrated ecosystem management practices. In so doing, resource managers will conserve globally significant biodiversity and reduce nutrient loading of Europe's largest transboundary river.

Implementation Status

The project manager was appointed. Establishment of the project office in the project area has started. Initial meetings with project partners were held to update the project plan and re-confirm the commitments. Recruitment of the project team has started. Nomination of members of the Steering Committee and the Local Project Board has been initiated. The Inception Workshop is planned for October 2007.



General information
GEF ID 2422
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status active (Under Implementation)
Start Date 09 Apr 2007
End Date 01 Dec 2012
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Multiple Focal Areas
GEF Allocation to project 0.99M US$
Total Cost of the project: 4.34M US$

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Klara Tothova Environmental Officer