Roundtable Discussion “Restoring Water Supply in Ukraine: Humanitarian Aid and Long-Term Solutions”

06.02.2024

In collaboration with ECHO Kyiv and People In Need, we organized a roundtable discussion on “Restoring Water Supply in Ukraine: Humanitarian Aid and Long-Term Solutions.”

The event took place on January 31, 2024. Together with water industry experts, representatives of relevant organizations, government officials, and donors, we discussed crucial issues, challenges, and potential solutions. During the event, participants:

  • Discussed the water supply situation in wartime conditions.
  • Identified needs and challenges in emergency response and potential long-term solutions.
  • Discussed the policies and plans of the Government of Ukraine regarding water supply restoration.
  • Evaluated available resources and funding mechanisms.
  • Discussed improving coordination and involving local communities.
  • Shared experiences and acquired knowledge.
  • Reached agreements on further collaborative actions.

Among the participants were Mykhailo Yanchuk, the Head of the State Agency for Water Resources; Vasyl Shkurakov, the First Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure of Ukraine; Olena Krynoruchkina, Deputy Head of the Committee on Environmental Policy in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; Vitaliy Zhuk, a specialist in the protection and restoration of water resources and marine ecosystems (Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine); and David Alford from UNICEF (WASH Cluster Coordinator), among others. This is not an exhaustive list of participants.

Watch the recording of the meeting: https://youtu.be/HIOhNIppClY