Development of Regulations on Environmental Monitoring in the Nistru River Basin

Sector: Environment

Implemented by: NGO Environmental Institute, Slovakia

Partners:Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Moldova; so-called Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecological Control in Transnistria; State Hydro-meteorological Service of the Republic of Moldova; Republic Hydro-meteorological Center, Tiraspol.

Duration: September 2009 – April 2010

Budget: 24,000 EUR

Status: Project activities concluded. Report submitted on July 27, 2010.  The report was positively evaluated and approved. Project Delivery 100 %


  • To facilitate exchange of monitoring data between the State Hydro-meteorological Service in the Republic of Moldova and the Tiraspol Hydro-meteorological center.
  • To assess potential for technical upgrade of the monitoring network.
  • To support implementation of the environmental monitoring programme.

Beneficiaries: People on both banks of Nistru

Results:An ample document including the expert recommendations was presented to both sides for future implementation

The experts, representing the Environmental Institute, Slovakia, had several meetings with TN representatives in the field of environmental protection, as well as officials in the Moldovan Ministry of Environment. The project also included the procurement of two ultra-portable laptops to enhance the capacity of the Hydro-meteorological Service of the Republic of Moldova in monitoring and use of hydrological data received during field trips in the Nistru River basin. During several experts’ missions to both Tiraspol and Chisinau, the project concluded that data exchange mechanism between the SHS and HC is in place and working at the level of technical experts, however, there is a need to bring it to higher level with the political support from the Transnistrian environmental authorities.