IW in Zagreb - MoM and PowerPoint presentations added to the "Documents" section


The Inception Workshop for the WBIF Support to the Water Resources Management of the Drina River Basin was held at the International Hotel in Zagreb on 1st December 2014.

The event was well attended with a total of 30 stakeholders from a broad spectrum of sectors from all the Riparian states.

The Workshop Agenda, PowerPoint presentations and approved minutes from the meeting are available from the "Documents" section.

Workshop Zagreb 2014  Workshop Zagreb 2014 


Project Inception Workshop will be organized in Zagreb on December 1st in the "International" hotel.

In the workshop will participate a significant number of representatives of the stakeholders (relevant Ministries, electric power industries etc.) from the DRB.

Workshop agenda is given below.

13:00 - 13:10

Introduction of the Participants

13:10 - 13:20

Opening words by Chairman Mr Guy Alaerts, Word Bank TTL

13:20 - 13:35

Main objectives and structure of the Project 
by Mr David Heywood, Team Leader

13:35 - 13:50

Legal positions of riparian states towards RBMP

By Mr Dragolub Todic, Legal and Institutional Expert

13:50 - 14:05

Main Environmental and Social Issues

By Ms Stephanie Andre, Environmental and Social Expert

14:05 - 14:20

Main Hydropower Issues

By Mr Bernard Joos, Hydropower Specialist

14:20 - 14:40

Discussion on Floods in the Basin – Climate Change and Structure

By "Jaroslav Cerni" Institute

14:40 - 15:00

Identification of Overlaps /Synergies with other Project 

By Mr David Heywood, Team Leader

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:25 - 15:50

Open discussion with Stakeholders about their requirements for the WBIF Project and Priorities

15:50 - 16:40


16.40 - 17.00

Closing of the Inception Workshop


  • The Contract for the Project was signed between World Bank and COWI Joint Venture on 7th October 2014
  • The Team Leader (David Heywood) mobilised for the Project on 15th October 2014 and visited the Serbian Focal Point for the Project on 17th October 2014
  • The Team Leader and CeS COWI Managing Director (Dragan Milic) visited the focal points in the DRB riparian states between 28th and 30th October:
    • Mr Nenad Djukic and Mr Varinka Maric MAFWM RS
    • Mr Bosco Kenjic (MOFTER), Esena Kuposovic (Hydromet) and Amer Kavazovic (for Enes Alagic) for the Sava River Watershed Agency and
    • Assistant Minister Velizar Vojinovic and Mr Momcilo Blagojevic (MARD).

CeS COWI Managing Director discussing the Project at MOFTER 29-10-14  Team Leader and Assistant Minister Vojinovic discussing the Project at MARD 30-10-14