Integration of Ecosystem Management Principles and Practices into Land and Water Management of Slovakia’s Eastern Lowlands

Project Summary

The project will contribute to mainstreaming integrated ecosystem management principles and practices into the land and water management and agricultural sectors of new EU members and accession states within the context of the EU Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013 and Danube River Protection Convention.The purpose of the proposed project is to facilitate a sustainable transition by water managers, farmers and other resource managers in Slovakia’s Eastern Lowlands from conventional water and agricultural management techniques to integrated ecosystem management practices. In so doing, resource managers will conserve globally significant biodiversity and reduce nutrient loading of Europe’s largest transboundary river.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Slovak Republic
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Minstry of Agriculture (MoA0
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
970,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,349,560 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 4,344,560.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
19 Dec 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Jul 2004
Concept Approved
09 Apr 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Apr 2007
Project closed
21 Oct 2013