The closing seminar of the project 'Information management system and
infrastructures for the transboundary Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and Nemunas/Neman
river basins' (DatabasiN) funded by the Swedish Environmental
Protection Agency was held on December 6, 2007 in Minsk, (Republic of Belarus).
It gathered 17 participants from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and
Sweden, representing Ministries: of Environment and Natural Resources,
Environmental Protection and Federal Water Agencies, river basin
authorities, the Swedish expert group and Belarus NGO.
Two products: the interactive database and project web-site were launched.
The Steering Committee of the project approved the products and regarded the
project results as highly successful. It stressed that for the first time four
transboundary countries, sharing two water basins, received the integrated tool
for water resources management. Throughout the implementation partners from all
countries showed commitment and dedication, which give hope for successful
completion of the process of preparation of multilateral agreements on the
basins of Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and Nemunas/Neman.
DatabasiN project summary presentation
Presentation of the project
Presentation of the guide
book on public participation