OSCE Project Reduces Flood Risk in Western Ukraine

17 December 2012: A project supported by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), implemented by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the OSCE, installed two automated monitoring stations on the Dniester River in Western Ukraine.

The stations will improve flood forecasting in the upper Dniester River basin, and the data from the stations will ultimately be shared in real-time with downstream users, including the city of Odessa in Ukraine and with Moldova. The project aims to reduce flood vulnerability and monitor climate change. During the project launch, Raul Daussa, OSCE, underscored that the project also promotes “cooperation between Moldova and Ukraine on the joint management of the Dniester River basin.” [OSCE Press Release]