This newsletter covers September 2023
Currently, COWI is fully dedicated to the development of the Mykolaiv Masterplan. The month of September was marked by three milestones regarding COWI's contribution to it.
On 3-5 September, our own Jesper Karup Pedersen, Technical Director, visited Mykolaiv City, upon the invitation of Mykolaiv City Mayor, Oleksandr Senkevych. The main purpose was to meet with the representatives of the Mykolaiv City Council involved in the provision of municipal services within water, energy, and waste sectors, as well as representatives of selected municipally owned utilities, to discuss the contribution of COWI to the Mykolaiv Masterplan in the fields of water, energy and waste. Oleksandr Senkevych made a separate request to Jesper Karup Pedersen: COWI to provide recommendations on available raw water sources for use in the future, to ensure long-term sustainability of water supply to the citizens of Mykolaiv City, and hence water security. It was agreed to provide these by mid-October.
The first meetings of the three established Sounding Boards were held on 20 September (water), 21 September (energy) and 25 September (waste), respectively. They focused on the visions for the three sectors, more importantly, the services to be provided in 2050, and establishing the production methods for these services The sector teams presented the visions, and participants gave feedback, at the meetings and in the wake of the meetings. The documents presenting the visions were slightly revised based on received feedback and sent to Mykolaiv City Administration for review and approval. Approximately 150 persons were invited to participate in the meetings of the Sounding Boards; the lion’s share of these did participate. Mykolaiv City Administration, city utility companies, Ukrainian government bodies at national level, International Financial Institutions and donors – and numerous Danish stakeholders interested in learning about and contributing to the rebuilding of Mykolaiv (government bodies at national level, utilities, private companies, associations and NGOs) were in attendance.
On 28-29 September, Rikke Kristiansen, Urban Planner and GIS Expert, participated in a workshop in Milano organized by One Works, an Italian company contributing to the development of the Mykolaiv Masterplan together with Mykolaiv City Administration and COWI. The main outcome of the workshop was an updated view on the visual data, foremost maps, relevant for the three sectors. Findings were reported to the three teams and will be incorporated into the deliverables, thus supporting the quality of these.
Activities were carried out within six of the seven tasks that constitute COWI's work on the masterplan. The table below provides an overview of the tasks and, most important, a brief status of each.