Personal tools

You are here: Home / About the project

About the project

Project background

More than 25 percent of the world's population either lives on or obtains its water from karst aquifers. Karst is a special type of geologic environment that is formed by dissolution and corrosion of soluble rocks, such as limestone and dolomite. Karst hydrogeology is characterized by high fracture controlled permeability, almost total absence of surface water, high infiltration rates and rapid underground flows of groundwater.

Project background - Read More…

Project Factsheet

Here you can find some facts about the DIKTAS project (Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System).

Project Factsheet - Read More…

Project Structure

Information on the project structure.

Project Structure - Read More…

Project Components

Here you can find a description of the four Components of the DIKTAS Project.

Project Components - Read More…

The TDA – SAP process

“To produce global environmental benefits, international waters projects must address transboundary water-related environmental concerns” (GEF Strategy 1996). In many cases, like the one of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer, these transboundary concerns, and the actions needed to address them are not adequately defined.

The TDA – SAP process - Read More…

Collaboration mechanisms

In the framework of the DIKTAS project, the four DIKTAS project countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro) have agreed to create two mechanisms in order to facilitate enhanced consultation and exchange of information between the governmental entities that are involved in water resources management: National Inter-ministerial Committees (NICs) in each of the project countries, and a Consultation and Information Exchange (CIE) body at the regional level.

Collaboration mechanisms - Read More…


TDA is an assessment and prioritisation of transboundary water related issues of concern . It uses the best available verified scientific and technical information to examine the state of the environment and the root causes for its degradation. The analysis is carried out in a cross sectoral manner, focusing on transboundary problems without ignoring national concerns and priorities.

Click here for the DIKTAS TDA.

Click here for the TDA Summary.