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Ukraine is the country with the largest territory in Europe, yet the availability of renewable freshwater resources for its 42 million inhabitants is roughly twice as small on average as that of European countries. Water availability is unevenly distributed: while the north of the country enjoys good access to water, regions in the south and east have water shortages. Climate change is expected to deepen the water challenge further. 

Ukraine has assumed commitments to reform water policies as part of the Association Agreement signed with the European Union. It entered into force on 1 September 2017. The EU candidate status granted to Ukraine in June 2022 recognises significant progress but also stresses the need to facilitate policy reforms in accordance with EU norms and standards.

The military aggression by Russia in Ukraine has also various severe impact on water resources and the EU4Environment Water and Data programme is adapting its working plan through regular coordination with all Beneficiaries, notably the Ministry of Environment and the State Water Agency.



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