intro 085Already 25 years on March 22, the world celebrates the International Water Day initiated by the UN General Assembly what was declared in resolution № А/RES/47/193 "World Day for Water". The purpose of this day is to carry on infoactions to attract the attention of society to the problems of water resources, the need for their protection, sustainable use and provision of drinking water of appropriate quality.

intro 080The National Water Policy Dialogue in Ukraine was held on November 28, 2017 in Kyiv and it was of great importance for the stakeholders. 92 representatives of different national authorities — ministries, agencies and services, as well as different stakeholders — academia, water experts, operators and NGOs took part in the dialogue.

intro 072On November 7, 2017, an extended meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) on coordination of the implementation of the Protocol about Water and Health (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol) was held. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MoE) of Ukraine is leading the work of the IWG. The extended meeting was facilitated by Oleksandr Bon — National Focal point on the Protocol from the MoE, and Iryna Rudenko — National Focal Point on the Protocol from the Ministry of Health.