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www.istra-istria.hrwww.istra-europa.euThe water protection in the Region of Istria
Dino Babi Official Representative of the Region of Istria in Bruxelles
5th Breakfast at SustainabilitysBruxelles, 7th June 2010
Distances from some of the major european cities: Munich 620 km Milan 490 km Vienna 560 km Paris 1.320 km Budapest 510 km Zrich 840 km London 1.440 kmWhere we are?
www.istra-istria.hrIstria The Region of Istria - overall information ________________________________________The westernmost region of CroatiaOn the halfway between the Equator and the North PoleConnecting the Middle European continental area with the Mediterranean206.000 inhabitantsSurface 2.800 km2
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria Water sources in Istria ________________________________________Drinking water sources are spread all over the peninsula.There are springs in use and springs reserved for future use. Surface and underground waters on karsts are in permanent contact, that is why the whole area is treated as unique water carrying system. The rest is gravitating to the coastal see, so the water protection is the ultimate task.
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria IWS - Istrian Water-protection System ________________________________________Organization, construction and maintenance of the system of public sewerage and waste water treatment for small settlements in water protection areas of the Region of Istria With the aim of protecting waters, the target is to catch all the used water into the system of public sewerage, to treat it and to reuse it or to discharge it, without causing any harmful consequencesThe Istria underground due to the dominant karsts area should be treated as unique water carrying area that covers all the sources of potable water
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria Underground Istria project ________________________________________Improving the state of environment and environmental conditions through an active approach to the protection of natural values in the border area;Strengthening capacities, cooperation and coordinated action of all institutions in the field of environmental protection in the region;Protection of underground waters and drinking water sources from pollution;Raising the level of awareness of local population.
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria Underground Istria project ________________________________________
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria KUP Karst Underground Protection ________________________________________Protection and prevention of the pollution of the karstic water systemInvestment , sustenibility planing and management of the undergroundDevelopement of the Research Center for the Bio-speleology and management of the international network of organisations operating in the field of environment protection in the karstic areasRising awareness of the local population about the importance of the protection and prevention of the polution of underground water to emprove the quality of daily life
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria KUP Karst Underground Protection ________________________________________
www.istra-istria.hrThe water protection in the Region of Istria Water Information Day in Istria ________________________________________23.03.2009. Pula, Istria, Croatia
One day after the observance of World Water Day 2009 dedicated to Transboundary Water Information Day about water issues and European funding opportunities for projects related to water issues.
www.istra-istria.hrThe European network for water Waterregio ________________________________________A platform for water projectsWateregio is a network of exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices in the field of water management and optimization of water resources.REGIONE CALABRIAWith the support of:
www.istra-istria.hrThe European network for water Waterregio ________________________________________Goals:
To foster the participation of the partners in different programs dealing with water, making ideas become a reality.
To improve the performance of the partners in good water management.
Because..a good methodology can improve the water performance of our regions through co-operation in developing ideas and implementing projects in common
www.istra-istria.hrAER Summer School 2009& Youth Summer School 2009 ________________________________________Water, engagement for our futureValencia, Spain, 24-29 August 2009
By bringing together decision makers, officials and young people, the Summer School intends to provide the tools to be able to cope with the challenges of water management. 200 participants from the AER member regions.Workshops, study visits and social events.
www.istra-istria.hrAER Summer School 2009& Youth Summer School 2009 ________________________________________Contents grouped in four pools:Pool 1. Water management
Pool 2. Water and climate change
Pool 3. Governance and communication
Horizontal workshops: invite the participants to propose their ideas in joint projects dealing with water, global issues and co-operation, and instruments to be developed
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Youth Summer School 2009 ________________________________________Bring young people from all Europe to work together in this issue. Promote sharing of experiences, expressing their opinion and better awareness to act as water ambassadors when back in their home regions. The school aimed to encourage the emergence of a "water saving culture" by involving in particular young people and committing them to be "water ambassadors.
www.istra-istria.hrEuropean Youth Water Summit 2010 ________________________________________________________European Parliament - Brussels, 16-18 March 2010 Giving the floor to young citizens from 16 European countries to discuss European water challenges, their visions and ideas for sustainable water management in Europe and their experiences gained in this field.
www.istra-istria.hrwww.istra-europa.eu Thanks for your kind attention! ________________________________________ Region of Istria - Department for international cooperation and EU Integration Flanatika ulica 29, 52100 Pula,Tel. +385 52 372 177 Fax. +385 52 372 178e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Office in BrusselsRue du Commerce 49, 1000 BruxellesTel. +32 2 513 85 18Fax.+32 2 502 46 37e-mail: email@example.com
Region of Istria - Department for nature and environmental protectionFlanatika ulica 29, 52100 Pula,Tel. +385 52 372 182Fax. +385 52 372 191e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org