Moldova

Leading Beneficiary Institutions:

The Ministry of Environment1 (MoE) is the central public authority responsible for development of legal and regulatory framework in the field of environmental protection, rational use of natural resources, including management of air, waste, water resources, water supply and sewerage system, ensuring compatibility of legal framework with Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) of which Moldova is party, etc. In its task also are included establishment of an information management system, development of databases in its fields of competence, development of national records system on state of impact on atmospheric air, air pollution monitoring, waste monitoring, etc.
Some of the MoE functions and competences for water, air and waste are implemented by specialized bodies in its subordination: State Hydrometeorological Service (SHS), Agency “Apele Moldovei”, Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources (AGMR) and State Ecological Inspection (SEI).

Other Key Beneficiary Institutions/Agencies:

The Agency Apele Moldovei (“Moldovan Water”) is responsible for water management and resource allocation (including abstraction permits but also certain quality aspects). The Agency is a unit of the Ministry of Environment and is responsible for the implementation of the state policy in the field of water resources, flood protection and irrigation.

  • State Hydrometeorological Service Web-site

SHS is an institution subordinated to the Ministry of Environment, which is functioning according to the Law on hydrometeorological activity in the Republic of Moldova, No. 401 from 3 April 2003, adopted by the Government of the Republic of Moldova.
SHS task is to lead the environmental quality monitoring, especially of surface water, atmospheric air, environmental radiological state and soil quality. Also SHS is responsible to provide population, central and local public administration bodies, economic entities with hydro meteorological and environmental quality information. The national environmental monitoring system was established in 1980, main focus being on monitoring of environmental quality and determining of pollution levels, detecting high pollution of surface water, air and soil, preventing and mitigating the anthropogenic impact on the environment and population, and informing systematically the public on environmental quality.

Regional Steering Committee Meetings

4th Regional Steering Committee Meeting, 25 November 2015, Chisinau, Moldova
Minutes, Agenda, List of Participants and Links to Presentations

National Coordination Committee Meetings

1st National Coordination Committee Meeting for Moldova 12 November, 2013
1st National Coordination Committee Meeting for Moldova 12 November, 2013
2nd National Coordination Committee Meeting and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting for Moldova 29 July, 2014
Minutes
3rd National Coordination Committee and Working Group of EPIRB project of the Republic of Moldova
Minutes

Monitoring programmes

Groundwater

Guidelines for Groundwater Monitoring in the Prut River Basin, Republic of Moldova
Guidelines for Groundwater Monitoring in the  Prut River Basin, Moldova
Report on 3rd Groundwater Field Surveys in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, September-October 2015
Report on 3rd Groundwater Field Surveys in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, September-October 2015

Surface Water

Surface Waters Monitoring Programme in the Prut (MD) River basin
Surface Waters Monitoring Programme in the Prut (MD) River basin

Technical Reports

Rapid Biological Assessment (RBA) based on Analysis of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities
Rapid Biological Assessment