To prevent and reduce the input of pollutants through river discharges or direct discharges into the sea through the sustainable management and/or protection of natural resources, including water resources and biodiversity of the Black Sea basin;
To improve regional cooperation and promote agreements for the protection of the Black Sea, in particular the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (the Bucharest Convention) and other documents;
To develop national capacities to develop and enforce environmental legislation in line with the Bucharest Convention;
To harmonise the existing legislation with the EU water-related legislation, in particular with the Water Framework Directive and the EU Marine Strategy.
The urban and rural population living within the coastal areas and river basins.