The press conference will be devoted to the possibilities of identification, mapping and
assessment of natural ecosystems and their services, as well as their application in
environmental assessments of hydropower projects. Participants will be introduced to the
modern concept of ecosystem services of river basins and modern tools for their assessment.
The results of pilot assessments for the Dniester basin and other rivers of the Eastern
Partnership countries will be presented.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 16.00 in the conference hall of the IPN agency,
Printing House, st. Pushkin 22, of. 446, the International Association of River Guardians
“Eco-TIRAS” will publish the results of the project “Ecosystem Services and Hydroenergy:
Pilot Application of European Instruments in the River Basins of the Eastern Partnership
Countries”.

What? – press-conference “Implementation of the ecosystem approach in the
development of hydropower in the Eastern Partnership countries.”
Where? – the conference hall of the IPN agency, Printing House, st. Pushkin 22, of.
446, Chisinau. The press conference can be followed online on the website www.ipn.md, on
the Youtube channel of the Agency, on the Facebook page IPN Agenţie de presă.
When? – January 12, 2021 at 16.00.

Participants: Ilya Trombitskyi, Executive Director of the International Association
of River Guardians “Eco-TIRAS” and Olga Kazantseva, “Eco-TIRAS” expert, as well as
representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries: Head of the National Ecological Center
of Ukraine Ruslan Havryliuk, expert of NGO “Ecosphere” Oksana Stankevych-Volosianchuk
(Ukraine), expert of the Ecological and Cultural NGO “Khazer” Aram Gabrielyan (Armenia),
Head of the Azerbaijan Ornithological Society – Elchin Sultanov.

We invite the media, the public, government agencies in the field of water resources
management, the hydropower sector and other stakeholders to view the online pressconference.

We also invite all interested parties to join the international webinar “Impact of
hydropower on river ecosystems and ecosystem services – some results of the draft
international scheme of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Regranting”, which will
take place on the platform “Zoom” (by link) on January 13, 2021, from 15.00 to 17.00.
Conference ID: 857 1129 6642
Access code: 391973.

The project is implemented in accordance with the Regranting 2020 scheme of the
Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum with the financial support of the European
Union in support of civil society in the region. Its content is the sole responsibility of
the International Eco-TIRAS River Protection Association and the project partners
and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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