Expert group 1: River and Environmental Rehabilitation

The focus of this expert group is on the environmental rehabilitation of large river basins, with special emphasis on improving the water quality of the Volga river basin. The group will explore major problems in water quality management and the coordination of policies, tools and activities between diverse groups of stakeholders. Its major foci will be on the following problems that are cross-cutting for sectoral expert groups:

  • How to improve coordination of activities of organisations responsible for water quality and what tools can be used for this purpose

  • How to effectively incorporate water quality rehabilitation activities into integrated river basin management

  • Why are many of the existing strategies and programmes for water quality rehabilitation in large river basins not always effective in practice

  • How to build stable and regular partnerships between multiple stakeholders, including water polluters and water users and how to increase their participation in environmental decision-making

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