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The starting seminar of the project 'Information management system and
infrastructures for the transboundary Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and Nemunas/Neman
river basins' 
funded by the Swedish Environmental protection Agency was
held on June 8-9 in St. Petersburg, Russia. It gathered 23 participants from
Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden and Netherlands, representing
Ministries: of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection and
Federal Water Agencies, river basin authorities, the Swedish expert group
and project supervisors from the donor agency.


Topics addressed included the use of the GIS tools in water basin management,
web-based GIS and interactive systems, development and use of transboundary GIS,
development of the transboundary plan of danger warning and notification,
Decision Support System in water resources management. Synergies with on-going
and planned projects, focusing on river basins of Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and
Nemunas/Neman, particularly in the Republic of Belarus, were established.


In the roundtable discussion the key transboundary water issues were outlined
and user needs identified. The steering committee approved the prioritized list
of datasets available in the countries for development of the pilot
transboundary geoinformational system for basin management and agreed on the
detailed project work plan.



Seminar program (doc.
Eng
, doc.
Rus
)


List of participants (doc. Eng, doc. Rus)


Seminar proceedings:





  • Use of the GIS tools in water basin management: European experience 
    Presentation  [Sindre Langaas, consultant (KTH)] (ppt.eng)


  • Web-GIS and interactive systems, Presentation [ Hugo Ahlenius,
    UNEP/GRID-Arendal] (ppt.eng)


  • Development and use of transboundary GIS: Lake Peipus experience [Sindre
    Langaas, consultant (KTH) Natalia Alexeyeva, CTC] (ppt.eng)


  • MATRA project Improvement of knowledge and capacities for transboundary
    water resources management in the Western Dvina river basin [Corinne van
    Voorden (Ameco)] (ppt.eng)


  • Development of the transboundary plan of danger warning and notification
    for the Nemunas river basin  [Olga Zhukova, Republican center of
    radiological control and environmental monitoring, Belarus] (ppt.rus)


  • Decision Support System (DSS) in Water Resources Management: brief
    overview of the U.S experience [Ivan Maximov, Federal Water Agency, Russia]
    (ppt.eng)


  • Presentation of previous experience and available data from Belarus
    [Alexander Pakhomov, CRICUMWR, Belarus] (ppt.rus)


  • Presentation of previous experience and available data from Lithuania
    [Aldona Margeriene, Environmental Protection Agency of Lithuania] (ppt.eng)


  • Presentation of previous experience and available data from Latvia
    [Dzidra Hadonina, Ministry of Environment of Latvia] (ppt.rus)

 Steering committee meeting




  • Results of the round-table discussion on project implementation: agreed
    project plan (doc.eng, doc.rus)


  • The approved list of datasets available in the countries for development
    of the pilot transboundary geoinformational system for basin management of the
    rivers Nemunas/Neman and Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina (doc.eng,
    doc.rus)

Meeting of the technical group



  • Results of the technical group meeting (doc.eng)

Questionnaire (href="workshops/daugava_neman/Questionnaire_eng">doc.eng,
href="workshops/daugava_neman/Questionnaire_rus">doc.rus)


Seminar photos


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