WB-GEF MED Neretva and Trebisnjica Management Project - under Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea LME Partnership

Project Summary

Project goal and objectives: The goal of the project would be to ensure the effective and environmentally sound management of the transboundary Neretva River Basin. The general project objective is to catalyze a more integrated approach to water resource management in the Neretva River Basin in order to improve the integrity of the ecosystem. The global environmental objective is to conserve the water and land resources, and biodiversity of an globally important watershed. The development objective is to improve the ecosystem functioning of a transboundary river basin. The project aims to demonstrate and measure the benefits of a transboundary ecosystem management approach, utilizing integrated water management principles, in relationship to the improvement of water and land resources use, and biodiversity conservation. The proposed project will develop joint strategies for dealing with common issues and problems; define a mechanism for implementing those strategies; and support implementation of the strategies. The project will establish credibility for regional ecosystem management and prove the value of binational cooperation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina Ministry of Physical Planning & Environmnet; Republika Srbska Ministry of Agriculture & Water Resources; and Crotia Ministry of Environmental Protection & Physical Planning
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
430,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,150,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 21,580,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
04 Aug 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
12 May 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2014