Building of Environmental Protection Agency Covasna
A brief introduction
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Covasna is a public authority responsible for environment protection at the county level. It has a staff of 40 people and most of them are engineers in different fields of expertise like: chemistry, hydrology, forestry, geology, agronomy, physics, civil constructions. There are also ecologists, biologists, geographers, economists. The overall responsibility of the institution is to implement and to enforce the national environmental legislation and the EU Directives including Water Directives. One specific responsibility of the Agency is to record, collect, process and evaluate data and information on the condition and change of the environmental media – water, air and soil. Based on these data, the Agency develops annual environmental state reports published on website, strategies and action plans. One example is the Local Action Plan for Environment (LAPE) that was developed in 2004.
The objectives of the LAPE are to assure a clean environment, a better life conditions and sustainable development for the people of Covasna County. Climate change, water scarcity and drought are almost new problems that we are facing with and these problems have to be included in the Local Action for Environment. Participation in the Water CoRe project will be an opportunity for the institution and for our experts to share experience and to learn from our more experienced partners about improving water demand-side management strategies, adapting to climate change effects on water management and handling drought periods and mitigate drought effects. After that we will be able to tackle these issues in the LAPE.On the other hand, the Environmental Protection Agency Covasna will contribute its own experience in technical control of the water demand and side management as well as in actions for strengthening public participation and raising awareness about water saving.
Institution (EN): Environmental Protection Agency Covasna, Romania
Address: Grigore Balan 10
Postal code: 520013
Town: Sfintu Gheorghe
NUTS Level 1: Macroregiunea unu
NUTS Level 2: Centru
NUTS Level 3: Covasna
Phone (office): 004 0267 323 701:(mobile);004 0746 24 86 14
Fax: 004 0267 324 181
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Contact person: Luminiţa Ileana Cornea
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.