About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.


Law on Water Tag

The draft Law on Water opens up greater opportunities for the protection of water resources after the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) involved civil society organizations and experts from the “Clear it Up” Alliance in the earliest stage of drafting the law. However, the "Clear it Up" Alliance believes that the proposed legal amendments are not enough and there are still shortcomings in terms of full regulation of water use and storage.

The current monitoring of water quality and quantity in Macedonia is inadequate to give a realistic picture of the current state of the water resources. The reasons for this situation are the lack of monitoring programs and cartographic representations in accordance with the requirements of the Law on Waters, insufficient financial and human resources, poor condition of the state measuring stations and the failure to meet the internal monitoring obligations.