Investigative monitoring of the Dnipro River basin, pollutant screening
February 26, 2021

Investigative monitoring of the Dnipro River basin, pollutant screening

In the Dnipro River basin, the biggest in Ukraine, more than 67,000 pollutants such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and heavy metals were found in concentrations exceeding EU standards. These are results of the pollutant screening carried out for the first time in the Dnipro River basin as part of the European Union Water Initiative Plus project (EUWI+) at the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and the State Agency of Water Resources.

The investigative screening of a wide range of chemical pollutants in surface water and biota samples was conducted in October 2020 at 27 sites in the Dnieper River Basin. Novel methodologies of wide-scope target screening of 2,200 and suspect screening of 65,000 organic pollutants were used for analysis of each sample.

Based on the report, the State Agency of Water Resources has been given a list of 21 specific river-basin substances to include in its surveillance monitoring programme as of 2021.


Interested in the latest news and opportunities?

This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.

The information on this site is subject to a Disclaimer and Protection of personal data. © European Union,