Towards joint management of the transboundary Gauja/Koiva river basin district

Economic aspects in river basin management to be discussed (01.12.2012)

The group of experts is working on joint issues in common management of this river basin that is located in both countries. During the meeting, main issues in Gauja/Koiva river basin will be discussed. The experts will look at point pollution sources, diffuse pollution sources and hydomorphological changes through analysis of case studies. The socioeconomic significance of water use and harmonization of national approaches to it in Estonia and Latvia will also be discussed.

During the meeting, experts also will work out baseline scenarios for working with various Gauja/Koiva river basin management issues, assess costs and cost-effectiveness, in partcular for agriculture and forestry.