This research under the EU TACIS programme developed a "catchment management plan" as a pilot in a single catchment within the River Prut Basin. The plan was consistent with requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive.
A monitoring network was designed for the Prut basin and samples collected / analysed for a range of determinands. Quality checks were introduced and the sampling stations selected would be compatible with their inclusion in EUROWATERNET. Issues associated with nutrients were addressed following land use assessment.
Workshops were held throughout the programme with significant input from local stakeholders to discuss recommendations of the catchment management plan.
ESBI, Allplan, WWF and WRc collborated in undertaking this research.
This research will provide the information needed to apply a catchment management strategy to Moldova together with improvements in laboratory management and water quality monitoring.