Between 12 and16 March, experts from the European Environment Agency are in Belarus to hold a 5-day training session to help build the country’s capacity for developing water accounts and indicators to assess quantity and quality of water resources.
According to the EU’s press release, such an assessment can support policymaking and underpin the implementation of integrated water resources management.
The training programme is delivered under an EU-funded project focused on sharing environmental information, including that on water — a resource that is vital for all life on our planet, ecosystems, society and the economy.
The training has been organised within the four-year “ENI SEIS II East” project on the principles and practices of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). It is funded by the EU’s European Neighbourhood Instrument and builds on previous cooperative activities in the six Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) carried out between 2010 and 2015.
The project aims to deepen the EU’s relations with the six countries and support the promotion of environmental protection in these countries by strengthening environmental governance. The project builds capacity in the fields of biodiversity, water, land, air and environmental assessments.