Opposition activists carry the Ukrainian national flag during an action of protest against the current regime in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Dokumentation: Drohende Wasserkrise auf der Krim

29.5.2017
Könnte es im Norden der Krim bald zu einer Wasserkrise kommen? Die Organisation "KrymSOS" publizierte vor Kurzem eine entsprechende Einschätzung, die dies nahelegt und dabei auch mögliche Folgen eines solchen Szenarions beleuchtet.

Ein Kanal im Norden der Krim, der die Halbinsel mit Frischwasser versorgen soll. Möglicherweise könnte ein Mangel an Wasservorräten schon bald gravierende Folgen für die Region haben.Ein Kanal im Norden der Krim, der die Halbinsel mit Frischwasser versorgen soll. Möglicherweise könnte ein Mangel an Wasservorräten schon bald gravierende Folgen für die Region haben. (© picture-alliance/dpa)

KrymSOS: Crimea rapidly running out of fresh water supplies (15.05.2017)



The shutdown of chemical plants will have hideous consequences for the peninsula.

The fresh water supplies necessary for the functioning of the chemical plants in the north of the occupied Crimea will be enough for two more years, and then the enterprises could shut down.

"Minister” of the industrial policy of the Crimea Andrii Vasiuta said this, znaj.ua informs with a reference to the local media.

Vasiuta believes that the shutdown of the chemical plants would have hideous consequences for the peninsula.

The representative of the occupying authorities informed that there were several options of solving this issue:
  • drilling of new artesian wells and construction of a desalination plant;
  • supplying water from the territory of mainland Russia or resume of functioning of the North-Crimean Canal.
At the same time, according to the "Minister”, the two latter options seem unlikely.

"As for the desalination plant, I think we would have to come to this anyway in the near future. Although this is not the cheapest variant. It will cost us some 40–50 billion rubles”,—Vasiuta clarified.

Vasiuta added that the implementation of this project would secure 100% water supply of the plants and satisfy 50% of the needs of the North Crimea.

The "Crimea Development Corporation” is looking for an investor for this project, with no results so far.

Important to note, the population of the Northern areas of the Crimea could face transmigration due to the lack of fresh water. Chairman of the organization "Clean Shore.Crimea” Volodymyr Harnachuk thinks so. He clarifies that the situation with the fresh water in the peninsula remains uncertain.

Quelle: http://krymsos.com/en/news/u-krimu-strimko-zakinchuyutsya-zapasi-prisnoyi-vodi/

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