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.