Accelerating Changes to Overcome the Water Crisis in Ukraine

GWP CEE Regional Coordinator, Konstantin Ivanov, gave a welcome speech and participated at the international scientific and practical online conference dedicated to World Water Day.

During the World Water Day on 22 March 2023, the international scientific conference Accelerating Changes to Overcome the Water Crisis in Ukraine was organized by the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian ministries, state agencies and research centres, including GWP partners. In total, more than 80 water and climate specialists from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Turkey and other countries joined the conference.

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) Regional Coordinator, Konstantin Ivanov, stated that GWP CEE will continue to support the cooperation and knowledge exchange between different stakeholders in Central and Eastern Europe and the Ukrainian partners. Once peace is secured in Ukraine, the rebuilding of infrastructure has to be done using the most modern technological solutions, relying on green infrastructure, using nature-based solutions in addressing climate change, increasing number of citizens connected to proper water supply and sanitation and also work on restoration of rivers in line with the EU’s target of 25,000 km of free flowing rivers by 2030.