On 28th of November 2013, the Joint Managing Authority of the Joint Operational Programme “Romania – Ukraine – Republic of Moldova 2007-2013” has signed the grant contract for the following large scale project:
Prevention and flood protection in Siret and Prut river basins, through the implementation of a modern monitoring system with automatic stations – EAST AVERT
The total project budget is 9.24 million euros and will be implemented by partners from Romania, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova. The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of the communities from the border areas exposed to flooding risks by carrying out upgrading works on the Stanca-Costești hydrological complex and improving the warning system by installing monitoring equipment in Siret and Prut river basins..
The project leader is the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change from Romania, whereas its partners are: the Department of Water Resources River – Prut from Ukraine, Chernivtsi Regional Centre of Hydrometeorology from Ukraine, State Scientific and Technical Centre for Inter-Sectorial Issues and Regional Security Environment Protection and Resources Conservation, Ukraine, Moldavian Waters Agency , Republic of Moldova, Water Basin Administration Siret, Romania, Water Basin Administration Prut-Bârlad, Romania, National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Romania .