CASE STUDY 4
The Region of Ohrid and the Prespa Lakes, situated in south-western Europe.
The two lakes are recognized among the most ecologically valuable aquatic regions in Europe. The transboundary area includes six protected areas, three internationally recognized wetlands and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
This Case Study aims at improving climate resilience of environmental, economic and social sectors related to water use, having the potential of affecting human health and vulnerability of all economic sectors. ARSINOE will achieve this aim by providing an intelligent comprehensive innovation set of long-term planning solutions, allocation and use of sufficient quantity and of adequate quality water for all users, respecting their interests in order to improve human health, food production, conservation of natural environmental systems, clean energy production and sustainable growth of all sectors.
After the implementation of ARSINOE in the Ohrid/Prespa Case Study, the goal is to consciously monitor and improve climate resilience within the whole water supply/use chain, in a region shared by the three countries. Climate adapted water management plan will contribute to preserving the valuable ecosystems, establishment of new behavioural patterns of involved target groups and their increased awareness including their roles and responsibilities in climate adaptive water resources management.