Environmentalists from Romania, Ukraine and Moldova conducting research in the districts of Cantemir and Cahul in the framework of the joint project "cross-border cooperation for preventing consequences of natural disasters and reduction of environmental pollution in Lower Danube Euroregion".
The Deputy Director of the Institute of Geology and seismology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova Oleg Bogdevich said at a press conference in Infotag today that "the implementation of the project participate representatives of the Romanian University "Lower Danube", Institute of Zoology, Institute of Geology and seismology and the Ukrainian scientific centre of ecology of sea (Ukrscem)". According to him, "in the districts of Cantemir and Cahul have old chemicals and other factors that have a negative impact on the environment.
"During the study will be used not only the normative framework of Moldova and European Union, as well as applied modern equipment, which will allow for a short period of time to obtain the necessary results," — said bogdewic.
The representative of the Institute of Zoology, Ph. D. Elena Zubkov said that "the joint collaboration will create a robust network for the study of ecosystems". According to her, "on August 14 at Giurgiulesti was held a scientific seminar, which was presented to the reference for experts in the field of ecology". She noted that "these workshops and meetings are important, as Moldova is located in a seismic zone and, in addition, there are stocks of pesticides that have not been tested, not strengthened, and this can lead to tragic consequences."
The ecologist believes that "in the near future Moldova may face the problem of water shortages because its main sources are the Nistru and Prut rivers, which originate in Ukraine, and there built various dams, dams that impede the flow of water."
According to her "this question was also studied and all actions are coordinated with all stakeholders, the representatives of the three parties."
She noted that "upon completion of the project will be published didactic materials, presents the results of research and created an electronic map, which will be marked problematic settlements".
Environmentalists noted that the project cost 1.7 million euros. The money allocated by the European Union and apportioned between the four institutions that implement the project. The project will run until 17 October 2015 within the joint operational program Romania — Ukraine — Moldova, funded by the EU.