PROJECT RESULTS

The project is had a number of results that positively affected the environment of the Axios-Vardar River and subsequently the environment of an important geographical part of the Cross-Border Area.

The project Aqua-M II:

  • strengthened the cooperation and networking on local and cross-border level between stakeholders in the Cross – Border area for the protection of the environment and aquatic resources,
  • facilitated the exchange of know-how and practical experience for the protection of Axios-Vardar River
  • set an example for future similar environmental Projects and cooperation
  • improved the infrastructures and enhanced capacity of local stakeholders for the effective and continuous monitoring and management of water resources and crisis management
  • raised awareness, provided effective information and enhanced participation of citizens in environmental actions.
  • protected the biodiversity of the ecosystem as it improved water quality which lead to better habitat for all aquatic species
  • trained 100 staff members and citizens of the partners

Added value is also significant, taking into consideration that AQUA-M II is a long term effect project which improved and will improve quality of life through the systemic improvement of the water resources in the cross border area