Towards a joint management plan for Lake Ohrid

Under the GEF UNDP Project, GWP-Med is helping to develop a Transboundary Watershed Management Plan to assist Albania and North Macedonia in sustainably managing Lake Ohrid

The Global Water Partnership- Mediterranean, under the GEF Drin Project, tests management approaches to water problems through Pilot Activities across the Drin Basin. One of these Pilot Activities is the transboundary Lake Ohrid Watershed Management Plan (LOWMP) in Albania and North Macedonia.

The LOWMP is only the second joint management plan of a transboundary basin in the Western Balkans and assists the institutions of Albania and North Macedonia in sustainably managing Lake Ohrid in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive. The implementation of the Plan will lead to enhanced coordination between the countries and address the root causes of the Lake’s problems, following an agreed Programme of Measures.

Springs of St Naum, North Macedonia, Photo by 2S Studio

Stakeholders will participate in the formulation of the measures through consultation workshops in Ohrid and Pogradec later in 2020.

Read the LOWMP Brochure to find out more

Read about the first ever Lake Ohrid Monitoring Campaign supporting the Management Plan