Dnipro River Research Station to Work in Chernihiv Region to Create Water Monitoring System for the Dnipro in Ukraine and Belarus
Ukrainian Industrial Portal, by Maxim Ovcharenko,
Published on January 27, 2018
Chernihiv National Technological University, Desnian Basin Department of Water Resources and NGO «Dobrochyn» jointly with Belarussians implement the project of monitoring water parameters in the Dnipro River.
The project is planned to be implemented in 16 for months, now its registration is in progress, «says Oleksandr Veligorsky, Head of the Department of Biomedical Electronic Devices and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. — By the end of March 2019 in Lyubech Ripkinsky District and Loevy Gomel Oblast, there should be two stand-alone wireless stations that will be powered by daytime solar panels and from batteries in the dark at night. The stations will be installed on the banks of the Dnieper: from the top will be the solar panels, and from below, deep underground, from each station to the river will go pipe — in the place of its exit will be installed sensors. With their help you can learn about the water level, degree of pollution, its temperature, etc.
The received information will be transmitted through the mobile interface to the server, which will be accessible to all users. This way, you can track the change of parameters for a certain time. In the event of a rapid rise in water level, significant pollution, etc., the SMS-service will be activated for the SNS of Ukraine.
The University is engaged in the technical component of the project, the Desnian Basin Department will manage the work on site, will search for a suitable site for the station. A public organization has undertaken work with the population. Similar actions are held in Belarus, — explains Alexander Veligorsky. — When the station is working, we will definitely place information about it in the Lubeck Museum, and we will also create a site where everyone will be able to find all the information gathered by the station about the Dnieper.
The stations in Liubech and Loiw will be built with the financial support of the European Union. The project costs 235 thousand euros. 90% of this amount is an EU contribution. The rest — project participants, ie Ukraine and Belarus (costs are divided equally).
We have already sent all necessary documents to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. As soon as we get the answer, we will receive the first tranche and it will be possible to begin the practical implementation of the project, — summed up Alexander Veligorsky.