Water Quality Protection Project - Preparation of the Study of the Biological Monitoring of the Rivers and Lakes/Reservoirs in B&H.

The overall objective of the project was to establish a surface water quality monitoring system in Bosnia & Herzegovina that meets the requirements outlined in the EU WFD. 

Activities of the project:

• collection of data on existing laws and regulations, institutional arrangements,  pollution levels and main polluters;
• proposal of institutional improvements
• development of a harmonized methodology and testing of this methodology;
• development of BIO Monitoring Manual
• transfer of specific knowledge on the subject to all involved institutions;
• definition of procedures and methodologies according to EU WFD status classes based upon biological quality elements (specially phytoplankton, macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and phytobenthos for rivers and phytoplankton, zooplankton and  macroinvertebrates for lakes/reservoirs); and
• development of a solid financing plan enabling the implementation of proposed procedures.


Start date 2008
End date 2009
Status completed
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Beneficiary Agency for watershed of Adriatic Sea, Mostar on behalf of PMT at Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry
Funding WorldBank/GEF
Tags South Eastern Europe, Environment
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