Following training sessions and the production of booklet (‘How to Develop a Project to Be Submitted to Rural Development Funds’), the local authorities in Vatra Dornei, Romania, were able to secure EU funding to improve the water supply and waste management systems in their city.
Water and Waste Management Strategies for Small Rural Communities Project
Water is one of the most important issues for Romania and has both a quantitative (supply) and a qualitative dimension. The water supply deficit is caused by absence of sufficient infrastructure in some regions. The ability to pursue infrastructure expansion, repair and modernization has been limited by a lack of investment.
The aim of this sustainable water management project in Romania was to address community access to water supply systems. This was accomplished by facilitating the development of feasibility studies and the mobilization of funds in order to raise local awareness on water issues. Water supply systems were constructed in three remote villages of Suceava County: Dorna Candrenilor and the Cosna and Poiana Negri communities.
What is the objective?
The project’s overall goal is to increase local communities’ access to a sustainable water supply system. The project’s main objective is to develop an integrated rural water and waste management strategy that can be replicated countrywide.