Project Description

Про проєкт

On June 6, 2023, the Russian Federation committed another crime and ecocide against Ukraine by undermining the Kahovka Hydroelectric Power Station. This incident marks one of the largest technological disasters of the 21st century.

Since the 1950s, the Kahovka reservoir has provided drinking and irrigation water for the southern regions of Ukraine. Its destruction has caused significant damage to the country’s economy and the ecology of adjacent regions. Irrigation systems covering an area of 5.8 thousand square kilometers have lost their water sources, and communities now face water shortages. Additionally, this disruption has led to the disturbance of the ecosystem in the coastal area of the Black Sea, with consequences that may be unexpected and felt beyond Ukraine. Moreover, this reservoir’s water also served for cooling the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZAEZ).

The consequences of this environmental crime are still being investigated and clarified. However, specific answers and solutions regarding the future of the Kahovka reservoir are yet to be determined. Collaborating with Ukrainian and international experts, we are examining this issue from all angles to propose the most optimal solution.

The project includes the exploration of:

  1. Water management reclamation;
  2. Hydrology of the Dnipro River basin;
  3. Impact of reclamation on the hydrology of the Dnipro River;
  4. Modeling of processes;
  5. Ecological consequences;
  6. Prospects of hydropower;
  7. Budgeting for technical solutions;
  8. Prioritization of water use;
  9. The role of the reservoir for the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant;
  10. The role of the reservoir for Crimea;
  11. Economic models of water use.