Kosovo - Institutional Support to the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP)

In December 2011, a European twinning project was launched in order to build the capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) and of stakeholders to complete and enforce the legislation on water, the management of river basins, of water infrastructure, including dams, and waste, urban development, protection of nature and biodiversity. On the water component, experts from the French Ministry of Ecology, Rhine-Meuse Water Agency and International Office for Water are working jointly with their Kosovar counterparts to exchange on experiences and to draft recommendations on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and to develop River Basin Management Plans, pollution control, and to strengthen the Water Information System in Kosovo.