The Chisinau city action plan, formally adopted in December 2010, involved multi-faceted consultations between urban planners, water authorities, transport agencies, monitoring institutes, universities, and other important stakeholders, all with their own interests and technical vocabularies. As a neutral facilitator, GWP Moldova helped this diverse set of stakeholders realize that good water management is important for all.
To do this, GWP Moldova organised field trips, and consultations and seminars for schools, forest departments, institutes and NGOs. These opportunities for people to talk face-to-face away from rigid bureaucratic planning processes fostered a much better understanding of how water issues and urban development are connected. As a result, water management strategies are firmly anchored in the city urban plan.