Program

Day 1 September 13

  • 09.00 – 09.10

    Openning of the Day 1 of the Forum and greeting of the participants

  • 09.10 – 10.00

    Expert discussion: The Association Agreement with the EU is a major driver in environmental policy and law
    Questions for consideration:
    1. The status of the implementation of the Council Directives "On the quality of water intended for human consumption", "On urban wastewater treatment", "On establishing the framework for Community action in the field of water policy"
    2. Results of the enactment of the Law of Ukraine "On Environmental Impact Assessment"
    3. Sector strategy - as the basis for the development of necessary laws and regulations

    (Speakers: Mykola Kuzio, the Deputy Minister of Ecology, Reforms Support Office of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Eduard Krugliak, the Deputy Minister, Reforms Support Office of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine )

  • 10.00 – 11.30

    Expert discussion: Investing in the environmental protection is an investing in the future
    Questions for consideration:
    1. Technical assistance projects of the international organizations (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management of Poland, EBRD, Programm PL – BY – UA)
    2. Investing in the green economy, innovation and resource-saving. Examples of successful projects in Ukraine
    3. Status of the implementation of the Urban Infrastructure Development Project - 2, funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine
    (Speakers: Denys Gaiovyi, EBRD, Viktor Doroshenko, Head of the Central Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, Kazimierz Kujda, the President of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management of Poland, Leszek Buller, Programm Poland-Ukraine-Belarus)

  • 11.30 – 12.00

    Coffee break

  • 12.30 – 13.30

    Expert discussion: From the strategy of survival to successful transformation
    Questions for consideration:
    1. The true nature of the success of European water companies that have reached the peaks.
    2. What transformation and key changes should Ukrainian water companies introduce?
    3. Tools and practices for the sustainable development of the Ukrainian water companies in modern conditions
    (Prospective speakers: Heads of water companies of Krakow, Dresden and Freiburg)

  • 13:30-14:30

    Lunch

  • 14.30 – 17.00

    Expert discussion: Implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On Housing and Communal Services".
    Questions for consideration:
    1. Ways of reduction of drinking water losses through the implementation of the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Commercial Accounting". Session of questions - answers
    2. Features of tariff formation for licensees of the National energy and utilities regulatory commission of Ukraine

    (Prospective speakers: Aliona Babak, the Deputy of the VR (Ukrainian parliament); Eduard Krugliak, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine; Artem Chumak, the Department of the National Commission for regulation of relations in the sector of centralized water supply and sewerage; Dmytro Novytskyi, the President of the Association Ukrvodokanalekologia, Reforms Support Office of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine)

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  • 14.30 – 16.30

    Scientific seminar: Impact of wastewater on ecology. Optimization of operation of treatment facilities and sludge processing
    Оптимізація роботи очисних споруд та обробка осадів

    Questions for consideration:
    1. Technical audit and development of complex schemes for optimizing the operation of wastewater treatment plants.
    2. Modeling and developing a strategy for managing surface effluent from urbanized areas in Ukraine under the conditions of global climate change.
    3. Technological schemes for the disposal of sludge at wastewater treatment plants. Searching for optimum technological regimes of anaerobic digestion of mixed sludge.
    4. Perspectives for the introduction of biocomposting technology for wastewater sludge at Ukrainian wastewater treatment plants.
    (NU «Lviv Polytechnic», Scientific-Research and Design-Technological Institute of Urban Economy of Kyiv)

  • 14.30 – 16.00

    Expert discussion: Methods of disinfection of drinking water. Modern alternatives to liquid chlorine. European experience.
    Familiarization visit to the station of sodium hypochlorite production of LCCE "Lvivvodokanal".
    (“O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Public Health” NAMSU, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Chief Process Engineers, Heads of laboratories of Ukrainian water enterprises)

  • 12.00 – 16.00

    Training Session: "Technical Operation of Water Supply and Sewerage Equipment" Welding Contest.
    Target group: Chief Engineers, Chief Process Engineers, Power Engineers, Technical Specialists

Day 2 September 14

  • 09.00 – 09.10

    Openning of the Day 2 of the Forum and greeting of the participants

  • 09.10 – 10.30

    Expert discussion: Green City Action Plan as a development strategy of cities
    Presentation of the EBRD programm. (Prospective speakers: Jollands Nigel, Associate Director EBRD, O’Grady Lin, Associate Director EBRD, Denys Gaiovyi, EBRD, Stanislav Suprunenko, Principal Environmental Specialist EBRD)

  • 10.30 – 11.30

    Expert discussion: Eco urbanism for sustainable development of cities. Climate Innovative Voucher Program in Ukraine
    Questions for consideration:
    1. Environmental imperatives of sustainable development;
    2. Urban services and infrastructure - adaptation to new technologies, energy systems, environmental safety of transport, energy saving;
    3. Landscape architecture, managing surface effluent (rain water) under the conditions of global climate change.
    (Speakers: Roman Zinchenko, cofounder of the Greencubator, representatives of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the municipalities of Ukraine)

  • 11.30 – 12.00

    Coffee break

  • 12.00 – 13.30

    Expert discussion: National Solid Domestic Waste Management Strategy of Ukraine
    Questions for consideration:
    1. Effective models for waste management. Up-to-date standards and international experience.
    2. Public-private partnership. Examples of legal regulation

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  • 12.00 – 16.00

    Training on business planning of the development of water enterprises
    Questions for consideration:
    1. Enterprise management, enterprise development, enterprise organization;
    2. Production planning/planning processes/controlling. Staff development.
    Target group: Senior Management of the Water Enterprises of Ukraine: Directors, Deputy Directors for Commercial and Financial-Economic Issues.

  • 13.30 – 14.30

    Lunch

  • 14.30 – 16.00

    Expert discussion: Interaction between operators of the Solid Domestic Waste market
    Questions for consideration:
    1. The role of private operators in a sector of waste management
    2. The role of municipalities, non-governmental organizations in raising public awareness

  • 16.00 – 16.15

    Summarizing of the Forum