The DABLAS Task Force aimed to provide a platform for co-operation for the protection of water and water-related ecosystems in the Danube and Black Sea Region. This was in response to an EC Communication adopted in 2001, which highlighted priority actions required to improve the environmental situation in the region.
The DABLAS Task Force comprised of representatives from the countries in the Danube and Black Sea region, the International Commission for the Protection of the River Danube (ICPDR), the Black Sea Commission, International Financing Institutions (IFIs), the EC, interested EU Member States, other bilateral donors and other regional/ international organisations with relevant functions. The European Commission DG Environment held the Secretariat of the Task Force during the period 2001-2011.
The main function of the DABLAS process was to encourage a more strategic focus to the use of available financing, and to ensure co-ordinated action between all financial instruments operating in the region.
The DABLAS Task Force sought to bring cohesion to the process of financing of technical assistance and investments, by:
ensuring co-ordinated action between all financial instruments operating in the region.
The aim was to further strengthen and disseminate the experience available in the beneficiary countries in the identification, preparation and financing of infrastructure investment projects in urban wastewater treatment.