This experience is likely to be used for other basins in the Ukraine and for international basins such as that of the Dniestr or the Dniepr.
Three seminars were held in three main towns in the basin : Khmelnitsky, Vinnitza, Nikolaïev. They gathered in each town the stakeholders of future water management : Vodokanals, Industrialists, Representatives from Local and National Assemblies dealing with the environment. These meetings which gathered more than 150 people, allowed the understanding of the large principles which govern modern river basin management.
Following this training phase, legal advisers of the Ministry together with representatives from the Ministers’ Cabinet and National Assembly, drew up the draft regulatory texts needed for the setting-up of a basin committee for the Youjny Bug.
This text was submitted to the Ministers’ Cabinet at the beginning of 2000.