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REReP 1.8 Wrap-up/Training Workshop June 19-20, 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria. Kosovo/a. Environmental Information System Development – Status Update. Current Status I. Institutional set-up -All institutions re-established --June 1999 Department of Environment – May 2000

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Environmental information system development status update

REReP 1.8 Wrap-up/Training Workshop

June 19-20, 2003

Sofia, Bulgaria

Kosovo/a

Environmental

Information System

Development –

Status Update


Current status i

Current Status I

  • Institutional set-up

  • -All institutions re-established --June 1999

  • Department of Environment – May 2000

  • Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning – March 2002

  • -Establishment of the Environmental Agency still pending

  • Legal framework

  • -Basic legal framework endorsed

  • Environmental Protection Law including information access adopted in April 2003

  • - Laws or standards for monitoring and reporting will derive from the EPA

  • Data collection and management

  • -No regulation of the monitoring system

  • -Limited monitoring data exchange, assessment and dissemination

  • - No systematic, objective data collection


Current status ii

Current Status II

  • Information dissemination –

  • - Printed publication : a monthly printed publication with relevant environmental information is planned (three languages)

  • - First State of Environment Report published on April 2003

  • - Pilot local environmental Information Web page (under construction)

  • Use of environmental reporting in decision making

  • -High demand for environmental information for these purposes, but low supply


Environmental information system development status update

Tangible Developments & Progress

  • Objectives: Development of the monitoring system in Kosovo/a

  • - Equipment for water monitoring and training for the KHMI laboratory

  • Expenditures - Equipment and training: 27.800 Euro


Environmental information system development status update

Tangible Developments & Progress

  • Benefits

  • -Initiated further development of the environmental information system in Kosovo/a

  • - ensures the accuracy of water quality measurements, timeliness and cost effectiveness.

  • -contributing to the reliability and accuracy of the data for the MESP, and for its subsequent dissemination to the general public and media


Environmental information system development status update

Future Priorities

  • Foreseen actions

  • -Technical infrastructure: monitoring system for water, soil and air pollution; Hardware and Software for data interpretation

  • -Institutional strengthening: training and expertise in network management, data interpretation and standards

  • -Legal frameworks: Extension of legal framework including definition of standards

  • -International cooperation: integration in international reporting regimes


Environmental information system development status update

Future Priorities

  • Available funding

  • -donor support by the Italian Government for the Kosovo/a Hydro-meteorological Institute laboratory, and by the central governmental budget of Kosovo/a

  • Required assistance

  • -financial resources for monitoring, software, capacity & institutional building.


Environmental information system development status update

Further Information….

Tomor Qela

Address: MESP, Nazim Gafurri Str. 31

Tel: +381(0)38 200 32 120

Fax: +381(0)38 517 802

E-mail:[email protected]@gismesp.tk

And please visit us at the exhibition!


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