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  • Ukraine and Poland to boost cooperation in transboundary water management
    Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, posted 20 September 2018 16:55

    On September 20, 2018, during the second day of a session of Ukrainian-Polish commission on transboundary water management the Governments of Ukraine and Poland prolonged the debate on joint activities of the two countries in transboundary waters.

    In particular, Ukrainian and Polish counterparts discussed the results of the agreements reached on the eve. Namely, a number of issues that require resolution at the level of deputy commissioners, such as the development of a new draft Commission’s Statute, the establishment of an international tripartite Ukrainian-Polish-Belarusian Commission of the Western Bug river. Meanwhile, the attendees supported an initiative to launch meetings of deputy commissioners.

    In addition, the head of the Ukrainian delegation Iryna Ovcharenko said, "In near future Ukraine will begin to develop the Western Bug River Basin Management Plan. Accordingly, there arises an urgent need to harmonize the information of the three countries - Ukraine, Poland and Belarus - to specify the location of the Western Bug outlet." In turn, the Polish side assured Ukrainian colleagues that official information on this issue will be provided to the Ukrainian side soon.

    Also during the meeting participants were informed about two projects being implemented to ensure efficient wastewater treatment in the city of Lviv.

    The result of the intensive work of Ukrainian and Polish delegations was the signing by authorized persons from Ukraine and Poland to implement the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Poland on cooperation in transboundary water management of Protocol ХVIІ of the meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Commission on transboundary water management.