Presidential Decree March 18 in 2003 in Ukraine established professional holiday — Day of Water (Water Day pratsіvnikіv gospodarstva), which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday in June.
Water economy of Ukraine is closely linked to all sectors of the economy and affects the development and distribution of productive forces. It is crucial in providing the necessary social and living conditions of the population.
All the functions that are associated with the regulation of water resources and their conservation, use and disposal of waste water, as well as the prevention of the ravages of water, which is closely intertwined.
long-term observations on the potential water resources of river water are 209.8 cu. kilometers, of which 25% is formed in Ukraine, and the rest comes from the Russian Federation, Belarus, Romania. Available for general use water resources are formed mainly in the Dnieper, Dniester, the Seversky Donets River, Southern and Western Bug and small rivers Azov and the Black Sea.
Prevent uneven division of water resources in Ukraine is carried out by 1160 reservoirs with a total capacity of nearly 55 cubic meters. km, more than 28 thousand ponds, 7 large channels.
Water Management of Ukraine are group and the local water supply a total length of 3,400 kilometers.
The total area of ??land in Ukraine, which need irrigation of 15 million hectares and 2.5 million hectares are irrigated, representing 7% of the total area of ??farmland. Of the 5.4 million acres of wetlands drained 3.3 million hectares.
An important issue is the protection of water areas that are at risk of flooding and waterlogging.
The Editorial Board of the "Calendar of events" congratulates all workers Water Resources professional holiday. We wish that your professionalism and expertise have always been for the good preservation of natural water resources.