Renovation of Water Reservoirs System for Maintaining the Level of Ground Water in Nizhyn rayon (Chernihiv Oblast)

Project summary

The project's goal is to renovate the hydrological regime at the Smolyanka irrigation system in Nizhyn rayon, Chernigiv Oblast, bringing it to a semi-natural condition by increasing the level of ground water.

The implementation of the project will lead to the improvement of the ecological situation, prevent peatland fires, preserve biodiversity, strengthen the health of local population, and also lead to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine.

Project Goals and Activities

·         Cleaning four water reservoirs (total square of 21 hectares) for water storage in Nizhyn rayon, Chernigiv Oblast (pilot area).

·         Repairing the two hydrotechnical installations in the pilot location to protect the environment in Ukraine.

Expected Results

·         Four water reservoirs in the pilot area renovated.

·         The ecological situation is improved and biodiversity preserved in Nizhyn rayon of Chernigiv Oblast.

·         The greenhouse gas emissions from the renovated peatlands is decreased.

·         The health of the local population (est. 100,000 people) is strengthened.




Project start date:

November 2017

Estimated end date:

April 2019

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Global Water Challenge
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $93,610

    2018 $26,241

    2017 $149

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