Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 3(5), pp. 177 - 182
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2015.030502
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An Analysis of the Necessity and Opportunity for Creating a Common Regional Geographical Information System on Water Resources in Romania and Bulgaria


Morosanu Gabriela Adina 1,*, Aniss Moumen 2, Mohamed Ben-Daoud 3
1 Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Romania
2 Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
3 Faculty of Sciences, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco

ABSTRACT

This study aims to examine the accessibility and performance of Romania and Bulgaria in the context of the European Water Directive and their location on the Black Sea coast. To meet this main goal, the analysis was conceived from the standpoint of the existence, implementation and utility of water information systems in these two neighboring countries. Therefore, we took into consideration the projects which have been done so far in the field of the water information systems in Romania and Bulgaria, but we also highlighted the differences between these two states from the point of view of the complexity, and efficiency of their regional unification. To facilitate the study, we focused on the most important projects governed by the European legislation in the hydrological field. These European or national projects aimed at improving the management of information, alert and conservation of water resources in the hydrological and hydrogeological common space of these two countries have been comparatively analyzed. Finally, some perspectives are proposed for a better design of the hydrological projects which main purpose should be the protection and higher – quality research of the water resources in Romania's and Bulgaria's hydrological border area.

KEYWORDS
Romania, Bulgaria, Water Directive, Danube River, Water Information System, Institutional Twinning

Cite this paper
Morosanu Gabriela Adina , Aniss Moumen , Mohamed Ben-Daoud . "An Analysis of the Necessity and Opportunity for Creating a Common Regional Geographical Information System on Water Resources in Romania and Bulgaria." Universal Journal of Geoscience 3.5 (2015) 177 - 182. doi: 10.13189/ujg.2015.030502.