Implementation of Priority Interventions of the Dnipro Basin Strategic Action Program: Chemical Industrial Pollution Reduction and The Development of Joint Institutional Arrangements

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Project ID

(PIMS 3246)

Project Title

(UNDP/GEF PDF-B)

Type

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Dnipro River Basin (Eastern Europe)

Countries: Republic of Belarus, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Lead Organization(s)

Implementation of Priority Interventions of the Dnipro Basin Strategic Action Program: Chemical Industrial Pollution Reduction and The Development of Joint Institutional ArrangementsUNDP/GEF (Implementing Agency) / UNOPS (Executing Agency)

Project Partners

Financing

Total: US$ 700,000 (GEF)

Timeframe

2005-2007

Status

PDF-B endorsed; UNDP prodoc signed

Project website(s)

Contacts

Vladimir Mamaev, RTA IW, UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre

Juerg Staudenmann, Water Governance Advisor, UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre

Lubomyr Markevych, (markevych@dnieper-gef.kiev.ua), CTA, Kyiv, Ukraine

Contents

Description

This PDF B Project builds on the previous GEF investment in the Dnipro Basin, the development and country adoption of the Dnipro Basin Strategic Action Programme.

The SAP, a policy document negotiated and endorsed by three riparian countries in 2001, which is to be implemented at the highest level of executive power, focuses on six transboundary priority areas for action to resolve the most urgent issues identified in the TDA: chemical pollution, modification of ecosystems, modification of the hydrological regime, eutrophication, flooding and high ground water levels, and radio nuclide pollution.

Of these, the first priority is industrial chemical pollution. This can be categorised as coming from two main industrial sub-sectors, the major industrial complexes, generally with their own treatment facilities, and the groups of smaller urban based industries that discharge effluents through the municipal facilities, the Vodokanals.

Following a review of current donor activities and trends, it appears that major industries may be able to attract investment through other funding agencies. This leaves the more complex tasks of dealing with the large numbers of small industries that cumulatively pose major pollution threats, with the parallel concerns of financing mechanisms and regulation in a sector, which is rapidly becoming more privatised.

The PDF B Project will therefore prepare a Full-Sized Project Proposal addressing the problems of cleaner production and effluent pre-treatment for smaller and in many cases privatised industries, discharging through the Vodokanals. This will also address issues of sustainable financing mechanisms and legal and regulatory requirements.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

(Not yet; but see previous GEF-Projects in the Dnipro Basin)

References

See also

External Resources

Attachments

 PDF B Dnipro En 17 Mar 2005 - AH edits.doc

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