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EU-WATERRES "EU-integrated management system of cross-border groundwater resources and anthropogenic hazards"

Goal: The aim of the project is to promote coordinated management and integrated protection of transboundary groundwater by creating a geoinformation platform (an integrated GIS modelling environment for the creation of digital hydrogeological maps and simulations of the quantity and quality of transboundary groundwater). As a part of the project, two cross-border clusters will be created, representing two geographical regions: Baltic and Eastern Europe.

The project No.2018-1-0137 benefits from a € 2.447.761 grant Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

Duration: 1 September 2020 - 31 Dec 2023

Project homepage: [under development]

Partnerships:
(1) Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (lead partner)
(2) State Enterprise "Ukrainian Geological Company"
(3) Geological Survey of Estonia
(4) DC of NJSC "NADRA UKRAJYNY" "Zahidukrgeologiya" (UA)
(5) Intergraph Polska Sp. z o.o. (PL)
(6) University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences
(7) The Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
(8) Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre
(9) Geological Survey of Norway

Methods: Water Chemistry, Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Risk Assessment, Stakeholder Analysis, Water Framework Directive, Conceptual Modeling

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Inga Retike
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Groundwater protection is often neglected if compared to surface waters. Especially complex is the management of transboundary aquifers. Our project partners Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) and The Norwegian Energy Regulatory Authority (NVE) analyse the national groundwater management systems in Norway and Sweden and give recommendations for authorities and policy-makers on how they could improve the long-term management and ensure transparent decision-making of transboundary groundwater management.
Take a look and find out more in the latest article by Belinda Flem / Lars Stalsberg / Anna M. Seither
 
Krišjānis Valters
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The aim of this report was to develop the principles of designing the Polish-Ukrainian and Estonian-Latvian transboundary groundwater monitoring network in relation to the needs of assessing their quantitative and chemical status. The recommendations were developed taking into account the potential of the existing national networks and the requirement of EU law. This report is the implementation of the first stage of creating the internationally integrated monitoring of transboundary groundwater reservoirs. The development of a joint program for monitoring the state of transboundary aquifers, which is also the task of the EU-WATERRES project. The developed guidelines of the organization of the transboundary groundwater monitoring network are aimed at helping the national authorities responsible for monitoring groundwater in implementing the issue of transboundary monitoring. In addition, the key target group are the institutions responsible for the management of transboundary groundwater reservoirs at the national and international level and the organizations responsible for the environmental issues in terms of transboundary impacts.
Krišjānis Valters
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The aim of the document is to create a conceptual understanding of the hydrogeological processes and flow dynamics across the national borders in two different pilot territories - Polish-Ukrainian and Latvian-Estonian border area. Within the framework of this report, assessment of transboundary groundwater resources, as well as the determination of groundwater flow volumes across the state borders has been carried out. The report has been developed by seven project partners: Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre, University of Latvia, State Enterprise "Ukrainian Geological Company", Geological Survey of Estonia, The Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and DC of NJSC "NADRA UKRAJYNY" "Zahidukrgeologiya".
Inga Retike
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The aim of the project is to promote coordinated management and integrated protection of transboundary groundwater by creating a geoinformation platform (an integrated GIS modelling environment for the creation of digital hydrogeological maps and simulations of the quantity and quality of transboundary groundwater). As a part of the project, two cross-border clusters will be created, representing two geographical regions: Baltic and Eastern Europe.
The project No.2018-1-0137 benefits from a € 2.447.761 grant Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
Duration: 1 September 2020 - 31 Dec 2023
Project homepage: [under development]
Partnerships:
(1) Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (lead partner)
(2) State Enterprise "Ukrainian Geological Company"
(3) Geological Survey of Estonia
(4) DC of NJSC "NADRA UKRAJYNY" "Zahidukrgeologiya" (UA)
(5) Intergraph Polska Sp. z o.o. (PL)
(6) University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences
(7) The Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
(8) Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre
(9) Geological Survey of Norway