A Comparison Analysis between the Standards Used in the Dneiper River Basin Clean-up and European Union Legislation


A recent case study involved the clean-up efforts of the Dnieper River Basin by three countries, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. The objective of the study was to provide a method for the identification, assessment, and prioritization of the most significant sources of pollution based on their impacts and characteristics. Herein, the standards employed in the Dnieper case study are comparatively analyzed against the relevant EU directives. The purpose in doing so was to determine if the standards employed in this project could serve as a benchmark for the necessary environmental regulations that would be required if these three countries were admitted into the European Union.

The main discrepancies found between the standards of the Dnieper case study and the EU directive were differing measuring standards and the vagueness associated with various standards in the case study.


Environmental Law | International Law

Date of this Version

December 2005