Following a formal request of Republic of Moldova government to assist in IWRM planning, GWP organised a stakeholder meeting in late 2006 in the capital city of Chisinau, which later laid foundations of GWP Moldova.
Regional Center for Strategic Environmental Studies ECOS initiated the meeting in March 2007 and has been entrusted by local consulting partners to host GWP Moldova.
"Center for Strategic Environmental Studies is proud to provide a neutral platform for IWRM dialogue", says Tatiana Belous, Center President, "and to work with consulting partners towards more sustainable water resources development, management and use in the country".
GWP Moldova founding members include Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, State Management Concern Apele Moldovei and Acvaproject Institute, institutes of the Academy of Sciences, Chisinau Municipality, National Commission for UNESCO and other state agencies and non-governmental organisations.
As one outcome of the meeting, Center for Strategic Environmental Studies submitted 11 applications for consulting partners from various institutions in Moldova, including Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, to GWP CEE Regional Secretariat.
Besides working on accreditation as a full fledged water partnership, GWP Moldova organised a series of successful IWRM national dialogue July 2007.