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The 5th Drin Stakeholders Conference was held in Podgorica, on 21-22 November 2017.

Day 1, Tuesday 21 November 2017

09.30 – 10.00

Welcome – Opening Remarks

- Mr. Djuro Zugic, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro

- Mr. Sasa Radulovic, State Secretary, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro 

- Mr. Fatmir Matoshi, Deputy Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of Kosovo

- Ms. Biljana Zefic, Director of Administration of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

- Ms. Fiona McCluney, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Montenegro

- Ms. Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa, Regional Adviser on Environment, UNECE

- Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, Drin Core Group Secretariat, GWP-Med

10.00 – 10.15

Purpose of the Meeting and Introduction to the Agenda

      - Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, Drin Core Group Secretariat, GWP-Med

10.15 –10.30   

Coffee Break / Press conference

     - Respective Ministers and high level representatives made statements to the media.

 

10.30 – 11.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1.1  

THE POLITICAL AND OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DRIN BASIN. OVERVIEW OF ACTIONS AND RESULTS

Session 1.1 focused on the framework for the management of the Drin Basin i.e. the Drin Coordinated Action for the implementation of the Drin Memorandum of Understanding supported by the GEF Drin Project. A presentation reminded the political framework, provided an overview of the developments and results within 2017 as well as planned actions within 2018.

 

10.30-10.45 Report of activities implemented in 2017

10.45-11.00 Draft Action Plan for 2018

Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, Drin Core Group Secretariat, GWP-Med PDF icon

 

11.00-11.30 Reflection from the representatives of the Drin Riparians and the participants

11.30 – 14:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30-13:00

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1.2 

THE DRIN TRANSBOUNDARY DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS

A Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) will be developed to: (i) Identify and assess transboundary basin management issues; (ii) Assess the environmental impacts and socio-economic consequences of each issue; (iii) Identify the immediate and underlying causes of these issues among the social and economic activities. Furthermore, the TDA should identify the related root causes/ drivers that ultimately create these issues. These could be information gaps on the existing environmental state, policy distortions, institutional and/or legal framework related deficiencies etc.

The TDA shall provide the necessary information that will enable the Drin Riparians to discuss and decide on the issues that will be addressed with priority as well as to negotiate and formulate a strategic programme of actions and interventions to address the causes and drivers that result in the identified issues.

Session 1.2 explained the work done until now for the preparation of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis.

Moderator: Mr. Novak Čadjenović, GWP Med, Project Officer

 

11.30-12.00 The socioeconomic background for the management of the natural resources in the Drin Basin – The TDA Thematic Report on Socioeconomics

Mr. Danco Uzunov, Point Pro Consulting PDF icon

Questions and Answers

 

12.00-12.30 Management of the natural resources in the Drin Basin – The TDA Thematic Report on Institutional and Legal settings

Ms. Anna Maria Papaioannou, Programme Officer, GWP Med PDF icon

Questions and Answers

 

Coffee break

 

13:00-13:30 The state of play in the field of Biodiversity at the Drin Basin level – The TDA Thematic Report on Biodiversity

Mr. Matjaz Harmel, ZaVita consultancy PDF icon

Questions and Answer

 

13:00 – 14:00 Reflection from the representatives of the Drin Riparians and the  

                          participants on the way ahead

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

15.00 – 17.30

Session 2.1 

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING, PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS IN THE DRIN BASIN. THE ISSUE: FLOODS IN THE BASIN, THEIR EFFECTS AND RISK OF RECURRENCE

Session 2.1 informed the conference about the floods in the Drin Basin and sub-basins including reference on the level of importance of the incidents in terms of the effects to society and the economy; issues leading to the exacerbation of the events; response by the state and the communities; risk of recurrence.

The panel discussion -with the participation of the stakeholders- looked into the possibilities for creating the Catalogue of historical floods in the Basin.

       Moderator: Mr. Vladimir Stavric, Drin Core Group Secretariat, GWP-Med

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.00-15.15 Prespa and Ohrid sub-basins

Ms. Anita Kodzoman, Head of Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, UNDP PDF icon

 

15:15-15:30 Black Drin sub-basin: flooding, agriculture, hydro power

 Mr. Marjan Glavinceski, ELEM, HPP Black Drin Struga PDF icon

                       

15:30 -15:45 White Drin sub basin

 Ms. Letafete Latifi, Director of Hydrometeorogical Institute, Kosovo PDF icon

 

15:45-16:15 Adriatic Sea (Shkodra/Skadar and Buna/Bojana sub-basins)

Mr. Klodian Zaimi, IGEWE, Albania PDF icon

Mr. Luka Mitrović, Director, Hydro-meteorological Institute PDF icon

 

16:15-16:30 Floods from the perspective of the local administration.

Mr. Vladislav Zupan, Municipality Struga, Black Drim PDF icon

Mr. Dusan Radonjic, Township Golubovci   PDF icon

 

16:15 -17.30 Panel Discussion

17:30 -19:00

Cocktail low-risk Floods fair

Informal exchange and dialogue among participants

19.00 – 20.30

Evening Reception

 

 

 

Day 2, Wednesday, 22 November 2017

09.30 – 12.00

Session 2.2

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING, PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS IN THE DRIN BASIN. THE INSTRUMENTS: GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK, AVAILABLE TOOLS AND NEEDS.

The aim of Session 2.2 was to present the framework for flood management. The related legislation of each Drin Riparian defines this framework for state level action. In addition, the Drin Riparians have agreed to take action on flood management at the Drin Basin level through the Drin MoU. Agreements among institutions in the framework of projects add to the picture. Further the session discussed the following: what do administrations do, how the management system is functioning and how it is governed and at sub-basin/basin level: level of coordination between countries for the management of the events or the management of risks.    

Moderator: Ms. Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa,  Regional Adviser on Environment, UNECE

09:30 -  09:45 Governance framework for Floods- AL

Mr. Arduen Karagjozi, Head of Excellence, TSNWC PDF icon

 

09:45 – 10:00 Governance framework for Floods MNE 

Mr. Radosav Rasovic, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Water, Montenegro PDF icon

 

10:00 – 10:15 Governance framework for Floods KS – River Basin Authority

 Ms. Manduha Gojani, Head of Division for Water Resources PDF icon

 

10:15 – 10:30 Governance framework for Floods

 Mr. Aleksandar Nastov, Nature Sector, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning PDF icon

 

10:30 – 10:45 Adaptation to Climate change in the Western Balkans

Mr. Gerrit Bodenbender, GIZ - ACC Project PDF icon

 

10:45 –12:30 Panel discussion

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break 

 

 

 

13.30 – 15:45

Session 2.3

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING, PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS IN THE DRIN BASIN. THE INSTRUMENTS: TECHNOLOGY

Session 2.3 focused on tools for the forecasting of and management of floods e.g. early warning system development, risk management plans, floods managements plans etc. The status at the state and transboundary levels as well as the needs were depicted during the presentations and discussions.

Moderator: Ms. Anita Kodzoman, Head of Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, UNDP Skopje

13:30 -14:00   Hydrometeorological institutes: Cooperation, Monitoring, O&M and Hydrological Forecast

Mr. Vasko Stojov, Head of Department, Hydromet Service PDF icon 

 

 

14:00 -14:20  Inclusive stakeholders’ engagement in flood risk management

Ms. Anita Kodzoman, Head of Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, UNDP PDF icon

 

14:20 -14:45  Local action to address regional threats. Presentation of the experience in terms of response and preparedness on the local level, in the main risk areas in the basin

 Ms. Felek Kasemi, General Secretary of Shkodra Prefecture, Albania PDF icon

Mr. Pera Pavlica Dragisic, Head of the Regional Unit of DIrectorate for Emergency Situations of Montenegro PDF icon

 

14:45 – 15:45 Panel discussion

15:45- 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

Session 3. WRAP UP AND CONCLUSION – CLOSING REMARKS

 

Rapporteur: Ms. Anna Maria Papaioannou, Programme Officer, GWP Med

 

- Mr. Radosav Rasovic, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Water, Montenegro

- Ms. Letafete Latifi, Director of Hydrometeorological Institute, Kosovo

- Mr. Aleksandar Nastov, Nature Sector, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

- Ms. Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa, Regional Adviser on Environment, UNECE

- Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, Drin Core Group Secretariat, GWP-Med

 

 

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