A new order of the carrying of the state monitoring of the waters approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has come into force since January 1, 2019. The order meets the directives of EU and will help to get more information about the state of waters in Ukraine as the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine reported.
“From now on, the monitoring of water in Ukraine will take place in accordance with the European standards. The new order removes the duplication of the functions between different subjects of monitoring, provides a clear procedure and systematic approach to the monitoring of the surface, ground and sea waters,” Mykola Kuzio, the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine on Euro-integration reported.
He noted that the data necessary for the development of the plans of the managing of the river basins and navy strategy will be received thanks to new monitoring.
EU project “Support of Ukraine in the approximation of the EU legislation in the environment sphere” (APENA) and EU project “Environmental monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS) joined to the development of the order.
According to the ministry, a new system of the monitoring of water provides the next points”
- clear division or responsibilities between organization, which measure the rates without duplication of the authorities;
- extended lists of the biologic, hydromorphological, chemical and physical and chemical indicators for the monitoring
- implemented six-year cycle of monitoring
- implementation of the classification of state of the waters: five classes of ecological state and two classes of chemical state;
- increase of the number of points of monitoring of the waters from a few hundreds up to a few thousands.
Earlier we reported that Ukraine faces problems with central drinking water supply.