Project Details

River Basin Management Plan for Sava River in FBiH www.GIFCreator.me_vd2Wp7
River Basin Management Plan for Sava River in RS
River Basin Management Plan for Sava River in BD BiH


Project title: “Capacity Building in Water Sector”
Beneficiary country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Project funding:
tacka1 EU IPA 2011 Programme
tacka1 EU Service Contract No: 2013/335 978
Contracting authority: Delegation of European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Key beneficiaries:
tacka1 BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations (MOFTER);
tacka1 Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
tacka1 FBiH Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry
tacka1 RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
tacka1 Department of Agriculture Forestry & Water Management of District Brcko
tacka1 Agency for Water Area of Sava River Basin, FBiH
tacka1 Agency for Water Area of the Adriatic Sea, FBiH
tacka1 Public Institution “Vode Srpske” – Bijeljina
Project timing: January 2014 – January 2016
Beneficiaries’ Coordinator:
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations,
Mr Bosko Kenjic, Head of Water Resources Department
Musala 9, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Tel: +387 33 262 155,
Contractor: EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria S.L.
Sub-contractor: Hydroplan d.o.o
The overall project objective is to strengthen administrative capacities in the field of water resources management in line with the EU Acquis and international obligations of  BiH.

The purpose of the project is twofold:

  • –  To provide support for the transposition and implementation of EU water-related Directives; and
  • – To improve the management of water resources of the Sava River basin by developing the country’s administrative capacity in the water management field and so enable the designated authorities to prepare a River Basin Management Plan in line with the existing legislation, environmental acquis, and the international obligations of BIH.

Main Project results:

  • –  Task 1: Transposition and implementation of EU water-related Directives in accordance with the Action Plan, which will be based on the assessment of the progress made to date towards transposing the EU Directives and legislative gaps identified;
  • –  Task 2: RBM Plans for FBiH, RS and Brcko District including a Roof Report and Programme of Measures for the whole Sava river basin in BiH;
  • –  Task 3: Water tariff policy framework based upon tariff setting at the municipality/cantonal level including the guidelines for estimating charges for raw water abstraction;
  • –  Task 4: Human resources plan with the recruitment and training plan;
  • – Task 5: An action plan for upgrading the existing water information system(s) with particular emphasis on securing a full compatibility of GIS-maps and databases to be prepared for RBM plans.