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16 Nov 2017

Belarus, Ukraine to discuss protection of transboudary waters on 22-24 November

MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) - The eighth governmental meeting on the agreement between the Government of Belarus and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the joint use and protection of transboundary waters and also the meeting of the working group on water quality protection and control will be held in Belarus’ Mozyr on 22-24 November, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

The meeting will consider the need to increase the usable storage capacity of the Beloozersk water-supply system of Dnieper-Bug Canal, and to introduce amendments to the rules for its use. The parties are also expected to consider the issue of changing the status of water management facilities in connection with the demarcation of the state border of Ukraine with Belarus.

The working group will take stock of the progress in monitoring surface and groundwater at transboundary sites, inter-laboratory analyzes conducted in 2017, and discuss and approve plans for joint selection and inter-laboratory comparisons for 2018.


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