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Detail of GEF Project #3690

GEF Project ID3690
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProtection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaInternational Waters
PPG Approval Date2008-05-21
Approval Date2008-07-28
CEO Endorsement Date2010-01-04
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyUNESCO
DescriptionProject Objective: The proposed project is the first ever attempted globally to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karstic freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System. At the global level the project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers (carbonatic rock formations), which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. The Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, shared by 4 countries and one of the world’s largest, has been identified as an ideal opportunity for applying new and integrated management approaches to these unique freshwater resources and ecosystems. At the regional level the project’s objectives are to (i) facilitate the equitable and sustainable utilization of the transboundary water resources of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System, and (ii) protect the unique groundwater dependent ecosystems that characterize the Dinaric Karst region of the Balkan peninsula. These objectives are expected to be achieved through a concerted multi-country effort involving improvement in scientific understanding, the building of political consensus around key reforms and new policies, the enhanced coordination among countries, donors, projects and agencies, and the consolidation of national and international support.
PPG Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,160,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,360,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,050,000 USD
Project Cost
5,410,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
236,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,160,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,403,570 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
5,763,570 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
236,000 USD
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