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In 1992, ISC helped local governments work with citizens to identify environmental priorities, develop action plans, and implement cost-effective strategies to address the most urgent environmental issues in each community.

In 1994, the Bulgarian Community Action project results in 10% savings of water usage in Troyan, while also helping protect a UN-designated biosphere reserve from a proposed dam.

As part of the Environmental Training Project, ISC motivated policymakers in Bulgaria to enact a national law creating river basin management councils. The first was the Yantra River Basin Management Council in northeast Bulgaria.

In 2001, ISC launched community initiatives in Bulgaria.