CLEANWATER / A c t i o n s IMPORTANT TO RETAIN
Within the project framework, project coordinator with all partners, has organized the first Conference of the LIFE+ CLEANWATER, on November 13, 2012, in Iasi.
The event aimed to present the objectives, activities and expected results of the project, that where submited in the project proposal and the main results obtained so far.
At the conference attended representatives from the following institutions: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Ministry of Agriculture and Sustainable Development, NGOs and Water Administrations, EPA, NA "Apele Romane" and institutions from the Republic of Moldova.
Within the conference were presented the results obtained after carrying out various activities of the project, focused on the following aspects:
- Analysis of chemical and ecological status of surface and groundwater waters from the Barlad catchment area, based on the results obtained through the monitoring network and field campaigns organized in 2011;
- Creation of the database (hydrological, meteorological, quality support GIS) basic data which supports the implementation of OPEN-GIS system that helps in the process of updating the nitrate vulnerable zones and an integrated analysis of nitrate management at catchment level (scenarios, measures, costs);
- Creation of the Open-GIS interface used to access and use data, maps, mathematical models
- Activities developed for involvement / awareness / sensitization of farmers in the nitrates management and other results obtained from individual meetings with farmers in Barlad catchment area;
- Dissemination activities of the project.
Participants appreciated the project as one that supports the implementation of the Nitrates Directive, raising public awareness concerning water quality protection against nitrate pollution and which could be a basic tool in diminishing the sources of pollution of surface and groundwater.
Activities carried out within the project were well appreciated and materials provided were useful and representative for most of the participants. Has also been highlighted the need for national level multiplication of the project, especially in the Siret river basin, through regional and international cooperation, participants from Moldova being very interested in knowing the final results of the project and its application in their territory.