UNDP-GEF Kura II: Advancing IWRM Across the Kura River Basin

River Restoration Consultation Meeting

The River Restoration Consultation Meeting took place at the PCU of the UNDP-GEF Kura II Project office on 14 September 2017. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Economy JSC, “Azersu” JSC and Baku State University (BSU) and the Gyzyl-Aghach State Nature Reserve of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan.

The objective of the meeting was to provide the baseline information on the ecological status of the Kura River Basin and to discuss the proposed river restoration sites in Azerbaijan and approaches to be used for the River Restoration activities based on the shared objectives. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mary Matthews.  As a result of the meeting the participants of the meeting agreed upon the suggested criteria for the site selection and expressed willingness to start the implementation of the project.