New project Award for the Trans-Boundary River Management for the Kura River - Phase III (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)
The European Commission has renewed their trust in Eptisa with the award of the 3rd Phase for the Trans-Boundary River Management for the Kura River Project
April 25 2012
The main objective of this EC regional project is to improve the water quality for the population. The water resources provided by the Kura River and its tributaries are very important for the population of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The need to improve trans-boundary water resources cooperation and water quality in the Kura River Basin was essential.
Given the excellent outcomes of the previous phase of the project implemented by Eptisa and the EC's global approach to improve water quality for the population, a 3rd phase of the project was approved and awarded to our company with the objective to further develop the results achieved during Phase II for another 12 months, until January 2013.
Phase III of the "Trans-Boundary River Management for the Kura River Project" aims to establish a trans-national common approach to water quality assessment and ensure the national capacity to adopt an integrated trans-boundary water resources management in the Kura River Basin.
Part of the services provided by Eptisa involves training to Water Authorities in the beneficiary countries, institutional strengthening for a joint cooperation and a field survey to put the common approach to water quality assessment into practice.
The project will enable the beneficiary countries to manage the trans-boundary water resources in the Kura River basin in line with other the EU environmental projects in the Caucasus and allow a long term integrated trans-boundary approach of water resources management in the Kura River Basin meeting the conditions required in the EU Water Framework Directives.
The implementation of this new phase will strengthen the position of Eptisa in the Caucasus region it adds to other projects currently implemented by Eptisa in the region, most notably the Programme for the prevention, preparedness and disaster response natural and man-(PPRD East) or the construction project of one of Georgias most important motorways.