Geographic and Ecological Information Model of Marine Basin

  • Dmitry Ya FashchukEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In the early 1980s, being in Kiev at the representative technical council debated the problem on expediency and possible consequences of construction of the Dnieper-Bug hydraulic center, I had occasion to explain performers of the work, specialists of the large planning institute, what expected the Black Sea in case of realization of another “project of the century”. I diluted with enthusiasm on tens of thousands of dead fish, increasing volumes of fetid municipal sewage runoffs, saprobic water reservoirs, and many other possible consequences of construction of another dam on the Dnieper. Despite all my emotions, there was no tears in the room. The reaction of audience on information was more than calm. The discussion was closed with traditional question: “How much is your nature?”. This meant the sum of compensation for doing damage to nature.


River Discharge Drainage Basin Marine Basin Watershed Basin Water Pollution Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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