Impact of war on environmental practices in Transcarpathia, Ukraine Project

Program name (donor): U.S. Department of State. Federal assistance award

 

Short Description:

      The onset of war in Ukraine in February, 2022 has caused widespread environmental and social destruction.  Transcarpathian Ukraine has been spared direct military attack but endures the war’s environmental and social impact. This project will survey village leaders for objective before- and after- war onset assessments of water availability, waste disposal practices, heating fuel sources, incidence of disease, and population changes. Survey data will document the war’s environmental impact and provide guidance for environmental practices in times of crisis.  This guidance will benefit residents of the Tisza watershed region, and survey participants will receive valuable feedback about their environmental efforts during wartime.

      The overall project objective: to document the war’s environmental impact and provide guidance for environmental practices in time of the crises in ten Transcarpathian villages and the Tisza Watershed. 

Project objectives:

    1. design the survey methodology, the interview questions for data collection from the ten villages;
    2. analyze the collected data and prepare the final comparative report on the environmental impacts of the war;
    3. provide guidance on environmental practices for the public in a brochure.