GWP Lithuania Launches Campaign

Posted: 2010-11-10

With its experience of being a neutral platform for negotiating river basin management plans, GWP Lithuania has been asked to act as a national information center for water resources management.

To broaden stakeholder participation in river basin management planning, GWP Lithuania, together with the Environmental Protection Agency, recently organised a series of seminars. “Despite public hearings, large parts of society are not yet aware of the plans for their river basins,” said Bernardas Pauksys, GWP Lithuania Chair. “That’s why we need an information campaign.” Read more.

The first seminar took place in Ignalina Municipality on 25 October with the aim to present the Daugava River Basin District Management Plan. Twenty-one local people participated in the meeting.

The following day, Bernardas Paukstys presented river basin management plans and the IWRM concept at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences. The meeting attracted 20 scientists and was an opportunity for an open discussion about the possibilities for improving the basin management plans.

Other meetings were held in Telsiai Municipality to discuss the Venta River Basin District Management Plan (37 participants) and Pasvalys Municipality on the Lielupe River Basin District Management Plan (32 participants).

For more information, contact Dr. Bernardas Pauksys, GWP Lithuania, e-mail: bernardas@iti.lt.


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