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 Country presentation

Ukraine is the largest country among the Eastern Partnership countries. Its territory (603,000 km2) is divided into 9 river basin districts: the Dnipro river basin, the Dnister river basin, the Danube river basin, the Southern Buh (Bug) river basin, the Don river basin, the Vistula river basin, the Crimea rivers basin, the basins of the Black Sea rivers and the Sea of Azov rivers.

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Map: River Basin Districts in Ukraine


In 2014, Ukraine signed the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. According to this Agreement Ukraine has to make approximation of the Ukrainian “water” legislation to six EU Directives:

  1. Directive 2000/60/ЕС establishing a framework for the Community action of water policy (Water Framework Directive)
  2. Directive 2008/56/ЕС establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
  3. Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (Nitrates Directive)
  4. Directive 98/83/ЕС on the quality of water intended for human consumption (Drinking Water Directive)
  5. Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste-water treatment (Urban Waste Water Directive)
  6. Directive 2007/60/ЕС on the assessment and management of flood risks (The Floods Directive)

Legislation of Ukraine related to River basin management planning is described below:

Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:

Orders of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine:

 Project Ambition

One of the main tasks of the EUWI+ is to support Ukraine in development of the Dnipro River Basin Management Plan. Within the framework of the EUWI+ project (by August 2020), the first five components of RBMP will be developed for Dnipro River Basin District:

  1. General description of the characteristics of the river basin district.
  2. Summary of significant pressures and impact of human activity on the status of surface water and groundwater
  3. Identification and mapping of protected areas;
  4. Mapping of monitoring networks and presentation of results
  5. Environmental objectives for surface waters, groundwater and protected areas.

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