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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S23.002

APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOP ENVIRONMENT IN MANAGING WATER RESOURCES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ROMAN

N. E. Vacaru
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Ecology, Economics, Education And Legislation, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-05-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 2, 639 - 646 pp

ABSTRACT

Sectoral Operational Programme Environment 2007-2013 is one of the most important European operational programmes and is the most consistent source of funding for the environmental sector in Romania. The overall objective of the SOP is to improve the living standards of the population and the environmental standards and at the same time, it contributes substantially to Romania’s post-accession commitments to the European Union regarding environmental protection. Regarding water management, the specific objective of the SOP is to improve the quality of and access to water and wastewater infrastructure, by providing water supply and sewerage services in most urban areas by 2015, as well as establishing effective regional structures for the management of water/ wastewater services.
After a brief overview of the provisions of the SOP, the article presents the hydrographical potential as well as the management of these resources in the municipality of Roman, an important and dynamic urban centre in Romania. Numerous projects for the maintenance, expansion and modernization of the sewerage network in the city are being developed presently. Moreover, projects are being implemented for the modification of the way in which water is captured and distributed. Thus, the existing groundwater sources will be used exclusively to cover the drinking water supply of the municipality, while major businesses and industrial water consumers will meet their water needs from their own sources, preferably from surface water sources. In order to improve tourist attraction in the city of Roman, as well as for economic reasons, a project is being prepared in order to build a micro-hydropower plant on the Moldova River with the help of several European funding.

Keywords: environmental protection, hydrographical potential, water management, European funding