The capability component of the Pripyat River was developed under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s Science for Peace and Security Programme. It is the start of setting up a flood warning system between the countries.” Belarus and Ukraine did not have dialogue, nor did they reach a viable solution to address flood warnings in the Pripyat River prior to NATO’s efforts.
Monitoring the river’s water levels during flood seasons was not timely enough for Belarus to be equipped and ready to respond to floods. NATO is helping to install scaling stations that measure the river’s water levels accurately. This tool will help the two countries to share information about flood potentials and some capacities to respond to these occurrences will improve. According to Dr Alexei Iarochevit, Ukrainian Co-Director of the project, the first station has been installed and inaugurated in Lutsk, Ukraine, in February 2011.”
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