Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region is one of the most heavily industrialised areas on Earth. With a 200 year history of coal mining and heavy industry, the conflict there has already led to widespread groundwater contamination from flooded mines, while the ongoing fighting risks triggering a chemical emergency with a number of sensitive facilities close to the line of contact. With political will, dialogue over common environmental threats could be a source of cooperation between parties.


Country brief: Ukraine

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Ukraine

Interesting insights into protecting and restoring #water infrastructure in the conflict in #Ukraine - and the people who risk their lives to do so. The network straddles the line of contact and elements of it have come under repeated attack

Donbass : la guerre au fil de l‘eau

L‘approvisionnement en eau potable de l‘est de l‘Ukraine dépend d‘un réseau qui serpente de part et d‘autre de la ...

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