Groundwater Management in the East of the European Union: Transboundary Strategies for Sustainable Use and Protection of Resources / Edition 1

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This volume is the result of work carried out under the NATO SPS Study Pilot Project 'Sustainable Use and Protection of Groundwater Resources - Transboundary Water Management.' It contains basic information on hydrogeological conditions, groundwater management and monitoring in areas of the Belarus, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian borders, simultaneously borders of the European Union with its eastern partners. In view of the importance of the rational utilization of groundwater reserves, which is essential for our future existence, the book presents recommendations for a united methodology of an integrated groundwater monitoring system in this transnational area. The contributions also cover environmental and surface water issues that have direct effects on groundwater resources. The financial dimension of resource mobilization for environmental projects in Eastern Europe also features as part of a complex project solution.

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Introduction: Sustainable Use and Protection of Groundwater Resources - Transboundary Water Management - Belarus, Poland, Ukraine Project as a Step for Establishing Integrated Transboundary Groundwater Management East of EU Tomasz Nalecz 1

Further Perspectives of the Project "Sustainable Use and Protection of Groundwater Resources - Transboundary Water Management - Belarus - Poland - Ukraine Izabela Ploch 15

Hydrogeological and Legal Problems of Transboundary Aquifers in Poland Andrzej Sadurski 21

State Geological Survey of Ukraine Dmytro Mormul 33

Groundwater Monitoring System in Belarus: Supporting Observation Network for Regime Hydrogeological Observations Mikhail Kalinin Kazimir Kurilo Irina Filchankava 41

Groundwater Monitoring in Lithuania Jurga Arustiene 51

Recommendations for the Organisation of Transboundary Groundwater Monitoring in the Border Areas of Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine Boguslaw Kazimierski Ewa Pilichowska-Kazimierska 59

Hydrogeological Problems of the Carpathian Region in the Liviv Province Petro Chaly 67

The Groundwater of South-eastern Poland and Problems of Its Protection Józef Chowaniec 71

Groundwater Monitoring in the Border Area of Poland with Lithuania Tomasz Gidzinski Rafal Janica 91

Preliminary Assumptions for Transboundary Monitoring (on the Polish Side) Rafal Janica 107

Integrated Environmental Evaluation Western Buh River Basin (Ukraine and Poland) Phase 1: Baseline Assessment and Analysis Evgeniy Dobrovolski Dmytro Ruschak Solomiya Stefanyshyn Tomasz Nalecz 115

Creation of the Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Water Policy in the Bug River Basin: The Project Carried Out Within Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Neighbourhood Programme INTERREG IIIA/TACIS CBC Teresa Zan Lucjan Gos 135

Contaminated Sites Investigation: The Environmental Case Study Wojciech Wolkowicz 151

Comparison of Ukrainian and Polish Groundwater Monitoring Methodologies in the Case of Tests Made at Monitoring Points Located in the Border Area Tomasz Nalecz Tomasz Gidzinski 159

Financial Dimension of Resource Mobilization for Environmental Projects in Eastern Europe Anna Lesnodorska 181

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