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Activities within the project - Dniester

Activities in 2010

  • Working group on flood management and adaptation to climate change which will steer the project was created, composed of nominated members from both countries.
  • Held two meetings of project participants (June 2010 - Odessa, November 2010 - Kiev).
  • Baseline studies carried out by experts in both countries which includes information on ongoing or completed projects and national and international initiatives as well as existing data and impact assessments regarding climate change and flooding, past flooding events and existing vulnerability assessments. The studies were discussed at the second meeting of the working group on flood management and climate change adaptation, held in November 2010 in Kiev, Ukraine. Based on the comments, the baseline studies were finalized.

Activities/Tasks in 2011 and 2012

  1. Analysis and projections of climate change in the Dniester basin.
  2. Analysis of the impact of climate change on Dniester water resources.
  3. Vulnerability assessment, scenarios and flood risk modelling
  4. Vulnerability assessment report has started in the second half of 2011

Future planned activities

Under Tasks 1 and 2 future activities will include:

  • obtaining values of maximal precipitation using RCM;
  • obtaining forecasted characteristics for severe meteorological events in Dniester Basin;
  • finalising of hydrological modelling for additional three catchments (subbasins).
  • based on the modelling of potential Dniester floods (Task 2’s outputs), to estimate the exposition to and possible consequences from such floods for economy, population, assets, etc.

Under Task 3 future activities will include:

  • finalising of the model tuning/calibration for the new data on the flooding in 2008 in Mohyliv-Podylskiy
  • preparation of the extreme floods input scenarios for climate change projections for the water gage station Zalischiki ( inflow to Dniestrovska HPP Reservoir) on the basis of the results of Task 2 regarding the assessment of the intensity of the flood generating highest rainstorms in the upper part of the Dniester basin, and using management rules of Dnistrovska HPP reservoir
  • model/GIS based analysed of the Mohyliv-Podylskiy site flooding and flood vulnerability for the extreme flood scenarios taking into account climate change projections
  • 1-D modelling of extreme floods routing and dams overtopping downstream Dubossary HPP

Additional planned project activities include:

  • Vulnerability assessment for the entire Dniester basin
  • Improved / new automated flow monitoring stations (4 to 6) and data exchange infrastructure
  • Enhanced capacities and plans for flood risk communication on the sub-basin / local level
  • Agreement and planning of further measures for flood risk reduction


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News And Events

Dniester meeting, Chisinau,23 March 2017

Dniester meeting, Kyiv 20-21 April 2016

Dniestr meeting in Chisinau, 22 October 2015

Dniestr meeting, Kiev, 22-23 april 2015

Chu-Talas workshop, 25 November 2014, Astana

Dniester Workshop (Chisinau, 28-30 October 2014)

Dniester Workshop (Kyiv, 22-24 October 2014)

Neman project meeting, Vilnius, 30-31 October 2014

Dniester project meeting, Chisinau, 2-3 July 2014

Neman project conference, Vilnius, 19 june 2014

Dniester project workshop in Vadul lui Vode, May 7th 2014

Neman project seminar on January 21-22 2014 in Kaliningrad

Chu Talas workshop,27 February 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Dniestr project meeting on 12 - 13 December in Kiev

Consultations and seventh meeting of Dniestr project, Chisinau,  9-10 July 2013

Fourth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins (Geneva, 25–26 June 2013)

Final workshop on Flood Risk Management planning and Climate Change assessment in the Sava River Basin, Zagreb, 5-6 June 2013.

Workshop on Flood Communication in the Dniester River Basin  May 27-28, 2013  Lviv, Ukraine

Workshop on climate change adaptation in the Neman river basin. Vilnius, Lithuania, 16 May 2013

Workshop and expert meetingRiver basin management and climate change adaptation in the Neman river basin. Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 19 March 2013

First meeting of the global network of basins working on adaptation to climate change and third meeting of the core group of pilot projects (Geneva, 20 - 21 February 2013)

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