The management of this Twinning BG07/IB-EN-01 was entrusted to International Office for Water.
The goals of activities were to introduce appropriate economic instruments, to implement the appropriate water pricing policies in the water management sector and to improve the level knowledge of the water administration in order to fulfil obligations of the WFD. Seven components were covered by the project activities implemented by IOWater :
1-Analysis and assessment of the Administrative Capacity of the Water Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Water and the four river basin Directorates for the implementation of economic instruments /mechanisms for the purpose of water management.
2-Developing supplementary measures as part of the Programs of measures
3-Capacity building, supporting tools and methods for developing a cost-effective programme of measures
4-Training the staff of the Water Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Water and the four River Basin Directorates for better understanding and implementation of the principle for cost-recovery for water services.
5-Elaboration of guidelines and/or instructions on the presented and feasible economic instruments, methods and tools supporting the preparation of River Basin Management Plan.
6-Workshops and seminars for the dissemination of the basic knowledge on economic instruments/mechanism/ for the whole staff of the water management authorities in Bulgaria.
7-Development of an information system
Basin management plans and WFD implementation,
Measures of water management,
Economical analysis, financing, pricing policies and tools,
Permitting and related fees,
Institutions, capacity building and training,
Water information system