Experts of the Association took an active part in the international investment forum “Southern Development Strategy”, which took place on the Crimean peninsula, in the village of Strilkove, Kherson region. At the event, which was held with the participation of foreign diplomats, heads of central authorities, domestic business and the public, ARC’s experts once again raised the issue of risks in the field of water use.

These risks arise from the operation of the North Crimean Canal by the newly formed state authority on the basis of the Ukraine’s State Agency for Fisheries, as well as such risks are related to the prospects of transferring land reclamation facilities close to the Crimea water management systems to non-governmental “associations of water users” that may be connected with both organized crime and the illegal structures of the Russia in the Crimea.

Among other things, ARC’s experts took part in the discussion of ways of state financing the work of the “Crimean Platform” starting in 2021, and the implementation of the long-term Strategy of De-occupation of Crimea approved by the decree of the President of Ukraine. In measuring energy security, the Association’s experts took part in discussing the challenges that arise today in the activities of Ukraine’s “Chornomornaftogaz” state enterprise in the face of Russian aggression and the seizure by Russia’s invaders the maritime and basin deposits of the Azov and Black Seas.