Environnement dans les économies émergentes et en transition

Water Reforms and National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) in Moldova



Year of NPD launch:  2006

Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Austria, Government of the Czech Republic, Government of Germany, Government of Switzerland, Government of the United Kingdom

Summary of the main areas of work and achievements.

Priority areas of work and main activities

  • Adoption and implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and the principles of the EU water legislation.
  • Setting and implementation of targets under the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health.
  • Development of a strategic financial plan and a mid-term action plan for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS).
  • Development of a strategy to adapt Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) to climate change.
  • Establishment of a sound economic regulatory system and improving domestic financial support mechanisms for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS).


National Policy Dialogues (NPDs)

The OECD and UNECE, as implementing partners of the EUWI, provided guidance through a series of meetings and stakeholder consultations and achieved the following results:

  • The new water law was discussed in the context of NPD.
  • A NPD-related Government Order was adopted on wastewater discharges from municipal sources.
  • National targets under the Protocol on Water and Health were adopted.
  • A National Financing Strategy for urban and rural Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) was developed.

The information from the latest meetings is presented below:

Name of the meeting Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
7th Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee of the NPD 25-26 April 2023, Chisinau LoP Agenda -
6th Meeting of the Coordination Committee of the NPD 19 November 2020, Virtual LoP Agenda Minutes (ENG / RO)
5th Meeting of the Coordination Committee of the NPD 25 October 2019, Chisinau LoP Agenda Minutes
26th National Policy Dialogue 15 June 2018, Chisinau LoP    
 25th National Policy Dialogue  11 April 2017, Chisinau LoP Agenda Minutes
24th National Policy Dialogue 17 November 2016, Chisinau      


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