A brief introduction
The Ministry is responsible for water management and risk management on the national level in Romania. The Romanian Ministry of Environment promotes a unitary, coherent environmental policy setting. Some major targets to achieve: integration of environmental requirements in sectorial strategies, monitoring and diminishing climate change risks, risk management and prevention of drought associated disasters, raising public awareness and strengthening cooperation with envinronmental non-governmental associations. Representatives of the Ministry represent Romania in relevant working groups and panels on European level in the water scarcity and drought domain. Since the Ministry has to coordinate all actions regarding situations of hydrological drought and water scarcity it is necessary to bring up to date plans of restriction and water utilization in times of water scarcity.
During the frame of this project the Ministry will improve the regional development processes, and will contribute with operational measures such as Drought Emergency Plans for the River Basin Districts and other measures which result from the interregional exchange and transfer activities. The Ministry will coordinate activities at the level of Water Directorates for drought monitoring, forecasting, warning and for emergency planning. In the frame of the ICPDR activities the Ministry is responsible for the elaboration of the drought management policy for the regions by analysing water balance and climate change impacts on seasonal water resources. Increasing capacity by contributing to a training program is another advantage in the framework of the WATER CoRe cooperation.
Institution (EN): Ministry of Environment and Forests, Romania
Address: 12 Libertatii Blvd
Postal code: 040129
NUTS Level 1: Macroregiunea trei
NUTS Level 2: Bucuresti - Ilfov
NUTS Level 3: Bucuresti
Phone (office): 0040-21-311.71.85:(mobile)
This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.