In the course of the assignment, the Consultant will organize transfer and exchange of knowledge. The aim is one solely of capacity building, i.e. to strengthen the stakeholder’s skills and expertise on river basin management.
In line with the ToR, this Task is sub-divided into 3 activities:
Training on using of geodatabase model and on populating the model with data
- Training on using of geodatabase model and on populating the model with data
- Training on River Basin management regarding to the development of RBMPs and final training on approach for next analysis of River Basin Management Plans
- Training of administrative staff on writing reports
After RBMPs GIS will be implemented and operational, the Consultant will conduct training courses to teach users how to manage (create, change, retrieve, export, retrieve and delete) attributes of spatial dataset (layers), contained in geodatabase by using dedicated RBMPs applications.
Upon completion of the courses, participant will have a clear understanding on the application workflow and working with content of WIS GDB, layers and its attributes. The course will combine lectures and hands-on exercises (i.e. working at computers with practical applications) and encourages dialogues and interactions among Participants and Lecturer.
Themes and content of courses related to RBMPs GIS will be provided as follows:Theme 1:
Overview of the basic functionalities of RBMPs GIS and geodatabase
- Topics: RBMPs GIS Editor basic functionalities;
- Learning objectives: General description of application solution; Application usage (Web responsive design); Setup application (language); User rights (roles and users); Application organization and content; Navigation and logout.
Working with maps
- Topics: Map content; Map tools (widgets).
- Learning objectives: Functionalities of map tools; Defining of map content; Spatial data identifying and selecting; Connections between spatial data and attribute tables; Source for map definition (web service).
Working with modules (thematic entities)
- Topics: Organization of thematic entities; Data organization concept and relations.
- Learning objectives: How to access specific data; Filtering and selecting data; Data creating/editing/viewing/deleting; Make relations between data tables; Using tools for storing and viewing related documents.
Populating geodatabase with data - Creating new records, editing and deleting
- Topics: Data collection and pre-processing; Data processing workflow.
- Learning objectives: User management (user rights – roles); Distribution of work (separately work on spatial and tabular data); Workflow scenarios; General principles of data creating/editing/viewing/deleting; Specific needs in thematic entities; Way to access to specific data (direct and over spatial data); Details of thematic entities.
- Topics: Exporting data from RBMPs database. Learning objectives; Exporting data using application tools (spatial and tabular data).
- Learning objectives: Exporting data using application tools (spatial and tabular data
- Topics: Roles; Users
- Learning objectives: Using of User management tools; Defining roles and users; Editing and locking users; Log files
Training on River Basin management regarding to the development of RBMPs and final training on approach for next analysis of River Basin Management Plans
In order to define the exact needs of the stakeholders, the Consultant will undertake a capacity and training needs assessment, which will serve a duel purpose; namely to identify the main issues, tasks, responsibilities and capacity requirements of each institution for the implementation of water legislation, whilst also to identifying short and longer term training requirements.
In order to successfully undertake the key responsibilities and tasks prescribed in the Law on Water, which is focused on future implementation in line with the WFD, the present capacities of each institution involved in water-related management will be determined by prioritisation against the following criteria:
Importance for the future implementation of the EU WFD and the development, coordination and implementation of RBMPs; Urgency in terms of the capacity development; Requirement for training for enhancement of specific skills in line with tasks specified in the WFD.
Core training themes that will be conducted during the course of the project are as follows:Theme 1:
Characterisation of Water Bodies
- Topics: Analysis of the impact of pressures; Risk categories; Surface water risk assessments; Groundwater risk assessments; Other risk assessments
- Topics: Monitoring requirements for WFD Directive; What water bodies should be monitored; Risk, precession and confidence; Surveillance monitoring of surface waters; Operational monitoring of surface waters; Investigative monitoring; Frequency of monitoring; Monitoring protected areas; Water quality elements; Design of groundwater monitoring programmes; Best practice for surface and groundwater monitoring
: Identification of Protected Areas
- Topics: Requirements of the Directive; Areas designated for the abstraction of water for human consumption; Areas designated for the protection of economically significant aquatic species; Bodies of water designated as recreational waters, including areas designated as Bathing Waters; Nutrient sensitive areas, including areas identified as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones under the Nitrates Directive or areas designated as sensitive under Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive; Areas designated for the protection of habitats or species where the maintenance or improvement of the status of water is an important factor in their protection including Relevant NATURA 2000 sites; Types and location of protected areas
Economic Analysis of Water Use
- Topics: Estimation of water use benefits; Economic impact assessments; Water use valuations; Estimation of water services costs; Estimation of costs and costs recovery of water services; Estimation of environmental/resource costs; Projections of demand, supply & costs of water services
Establishing Environmental Objectives for Water Management
- Topics: Groundwater objectives; Surface water objectives: What standards and objectives apply to protected areas; Are there circumstance where alternative environmental objectives apply; Reasons for extended deadlines or less stringent objectives; Temporary deterioration in the status of surface water bodies
Understanding and Identifying Pressure and Impacts
- Topics: WFD requirements in relation to pressures and impacts; Key terms; General approach for the analysis of pressures and impacts; Identifying driving forces and pressures; Identifying significant pressures; Assessing the impacts; Evaluating the risk of following the objectives; Conceptual model approach; Recommendations on reporting on the pressure and impact analysis; Tools to assist the analysis of pressures and impacts; Information needs and data sources; Examples of current EU practice relevant to pressures and impacts analysis
Training of administrative staff on writing reports
The training of administrative staff on writing reports will be in compliance with the reporting requirements of the WFD, as specified in Articles 3 and 15 in order to enable the staff to provide information to the European Commission on the identification of River Basin Districts and Competent Authorities, as well as information on the analysis carried out in accordance with Article 5, monitoring programmes and River Basin Management Plans.Theme 1:
Reporting requirements under the WFD
- Topics: The analysis carried out according to Article 5; Monitoring programmes; River Basin Management Plan; Development of Reporting Guidance
- Learning objectives: clear understanding of reporting within the WFD, aims of the reports, understanding reporting obligations with regard to the pressures and impacts, a common format of reporting, how to provide a transparent overview of the analysis and results to communicate with government, stakeholders and the public.
Reporting requirements for River Basin Management Planning and use of the information provided by the Commission
- Topics: Reporting requirements for geographically referenced information; Reporting requirements for surface water bodies; Reporting requirements for groundwater bodies; Reporting requirements for pressures, impacts and programmes of measures; Reporting requirements for economic data
- Learning objectives: enable participants to collect and present the data
How to report
- Topics: What is WISE; Reporting into WISE
- Learning objective: transfer of knowledge on practical skills and use of tools on reporting.