Action Lab: Mara river, Romania

Local Partners and Stakeholders

Local partners involved in the action lab are:

EcoLogic Association: a local NGO for nature conservation, sustainable rural development is the Actionlab coordinator in Romania and has an extended role in all project packages.
  • WP1 - project management: project planning, monitoring and evaluation; project communication and reporting; information and data management; multi-actor stakeholder management
  • WP2- water governance: developing a framework and analysing water governance systems in our case study area, contribution to cross cutting analysis of case study water governance
  • WP3 Participatory monitoring - Collection of the existing water quality monitoring data; harmonisation of water quality data for inclusion in the case study collaborative tool; design and implementation of additional, targeted participatory monitoring campaigns; extract lessons learnt from extending participatory monitoring practices
  • WP4 - best management practices: collecting information on mitigation measures and best management practices already applied within our pilot catchment; comparison of mitigation measures and Best Management Practices applied in various pilot studies; contributions for identification of recommendations to target new water governance strategies; identification of weaknesses of current legislative and organisational set ups inhibiting the successful implementation of mitigation measures and BMPs
  • WP5- collaborative management tools: define case specific user needs towards the collaborative management tool; functional analysis and design of the software; deliver harmonised data in an interactive water quality viewer; model and technical development
  • WP6 - upscaling cases to cover other EU regions: contribution for developing a roadmap for success based on case study results; facilitate the uptake of project findings in other areas 
  • WP7 - Integrated policy support: analysis of key driving factors and regulatory frameworks
  • WP8 - Strategic dissemination and communication: contribution for developing the  Waterprotect project website, social media pages; dissemination tools and activities; organisation of Waterprotect events

The Technical University Cluj Napoca plays a role in:

  • WP2- water governance: developing a framework and analysing water governance systems in our case study area, contribution to cross cutting analysis of case study water governance
  • WP3 Participatory monitoring - Collection of the existing water quality monitoring data; harmonisation of water quality data for inclusion in the case study collaborative tool; design and implementation of additional, targeted participatory monitoring campaigns; extract lessons learnt from extending participatory monitoring practices
 

North University Center Baia Mare plays a role in:

  • WP2- water governance: developing a framework and analysing water governance systems in our case study area, contribution to cross cutting analysis of case study water governance
  • WP3 Participatory monitoring - Collection of the existing water quality monitoring data; harmonisation of water quality data for inclusion in the case study collaborative tool; design and implementation of additional, targeted participatory monitoring campaigns; extract lessons learnt from extending participatory monitoring practices
 

Other relevant stakeholders in the Actionlab:

Romanian Waters – Regional Water Management Unit – input in design of Waterprotect RO management tool, provide information on water quality in target area, provide data on water management systems in Romania and specifically Maramures, participation in major project events and meetings.

 

Directorate of Agriculture Maramures – input in design of Waterprotect RO management tool, participant in meetings, providing official data related to agricultural practices in Maramures County and at actionlab scale;

 

Ocna Sugatag Mayor House and community of Breb village - input in design of RO waterprotect management tool, participant in meetings, providing official data related to socio-economic aspects and agricultural practices at actionlab scale.

 

Environmental Protection Agency Maramures - input in design of Waterprotect RO management tool, participant in meetings, providing official data related to environmental impact in actionlab area;

 

Maramures County Council, department for plans, programmes and ind investments - input in design of Waterprotect RO management tool, participant in meetings, providing data related to environmental strategic priorities and action plans at county level.

 

 

WaterProtect Core Partners

 

WaterProtect Core Partner: VITO WaterProtect Core Partner: ILVO WaterProtect Core Partner: EWP WaterProtect Core Partner: CSIC WaterProtect Core Partner: ECOLOGIC

 

       
WaterProtect Core Partner: Geus WaterProtect Core Partner:  Inagro WaterProtect Core Partner: PIG WaterProtect Core Partner: Teagasc WaterProtect Core Patner: Università Cattolica