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Minsk hosts European Mobility Week
In the period from the 16th to 22nd of September, 2021 the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK is held once again. Each year the campaign is dedicated to topics related to drawing public attention to the problems of excess road transport, and involves the holding of actions, bicycle parades, conferences and events with the participation of different age groups of the population, aimed at popularizing of urban public passenger transport, environmentally friendly modes of transport , hiking, healthy lifestyle and environmental preservation. This year the theme of the European Mobility Week is “Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility”. This year's theme selection pays tribute to the challenges the world is facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. European Mobility Week is an international campaign that takes place every year from 16 to 22 September to encourage European countries to implement and promote sustainable transport policies and to invite people to try alternatives to using a car. The final stage of the week is the Car-Free Day, which is held worldwide on the 22nd of September. This is the seventh time Belarus joins this international campaign, which last year united about 3,000 settlements from more than 50 countries. Last year 85 settlements in Belarus, including Minsk, joined the campaign. This year, within the framework of the week, mobile classes “Car in the city? There is an alternative!”, the preventive alternative activity “Safety Road”, the challenge on Instagram #smart mobility, as well as the campaigns “Cycling to school” and “Cycling to work!”. In addition, it is planned to hold a dialogue platform on the topic “Use of alternative vehicles to the car. Their safe operation”, an ecological seminar “Mobile electric transport - replacing a car", a cinema lecture for students of educational institutions in Minsk “World Car Free Day” in the “Pioner” cinema, a master class on the technique of cycling tourism, a plogging race on the territory of Minsk and a thematic tour of the Museum of Urban Passenger Transport and Production. Also, during the European Mobility Week it is planned to open a club of ecotransport lovers and the "VeloSezd" festival in the park of the 60th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. From the 21th to the 22nd of September Minsk will measure the concentration of pollutants in the air and measure the noise level. Such studies are regularly organized during Mobility Week. The results of the previous years' tests on September, 22 show a positive trend. Every year the difference between noise levels and pollutant concentrations on normal days and on a Car-Free Day becomes more pronounced. Belhydromet specialists traditionally take the most active part in the campaign. Among the main activities are route surveys of the state of atmospheric air in areas with different anthropogenic load: highways with heavy traffic, recreation and recreation areas. Measurements of air pollution are carried out the day before and directly on the Day without a car. The results are compared with the data obtained on the stationary air monitoring network, taking into account the nature of the meteorological conditions. The Belhydromet team calls for supporting the environmental campaign and for at least one day abandon the use of road transport, preferring to walk or travel by public transport!
Forecast information on minimum water levels in rivers in September 2021
In August, water level fluctuations were noted on the rivers of the country. The minimum water levels in certain sections of the rivers of the Dnieper, Sozh and Pripyat basins approached the multiyear minimums for August, and on the Lan River near the village of Mokrovo (a tributary of the Pripyat) the value of the minimum water level dropped below the historical minimum for this time of year. The water content of the Neman and Viliya was close to the usual for this time of year, the water content of the Dnieper, Berezina and Sozh was 30-40% less than the norm, and the water content of the Western Dvina, Western Bug and Pripyat was 50-60% less than the norm. As of the date of the forecast, water levels on the rivers of the Srana are rising almost everywhere. Unfavorable conditions for the operation of river transport are noted on the Western Dvina near Vitebsk, Neman near Grodno, Dnieper near Mogilev, Zhlobin, Rechitsa and Loev, Berezina near Bobruisk and Svetlogorsk, Sozhe near Krichev, Slavgorod and Gomel. Forecast information about the minimum water levels in September The minimum water levels in September are projected below the multiyear averages for this time of year.
Working meeting with the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus
On August 19, 2021, a working meeting with representatives of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus was held at the State Institution "Republican Center for Hydrometeorology, Radioactive Pollution Control and Environmental Monitoring" (hereinafter - Belhydromet). First Deputy Head Svetlana Kuzmich, Deputy Head of the Aviation and Meteorological Monitoring Service Irina Dudnik , and Deputy Head of the Service - Head of the International Cooperation Department Andrei Korobchuk took part in the working meeting on the part of Belhydromet. On the part of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus - Zalina Kobesova is the interim trade representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus, and Alexander Timchenko is a consultant of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus. Within the framework of the working meeting, the issue of interest of Belhydromet's participation in the international project REANET, which provides for the creation of a unified information field of Doppler meteorological radar data of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, was discussed. The meeting participants preliminarily agreed to hold an extended meeting in September 2021 for a detailed presentation of the REANET project with the participation of all stakeholders from both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. Representatives of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus visited the meteorological forecast service of Belhydromet, where they got acquainted with the basic principles of Belhydromet's operation, including the principle of operation and output products of Doppler weather radars, information on the use of these data in the production of weather forecasts and forecasting dangerous and unfavorable phenomena weather. A dummy doppler weather radar was shown to the participants at the end of the working meeting.
Information on the hydrometeorological situation in the river basins of the Republic of Belarus, formed in July 2021
In July, the national average air temperature was +22.5°C, which is 4.1°C higher than the climatic norm, the above zero temperature anomaly spread throughout Belarus. During the month, 66.0 mm of precipitation fell on average in the republic, which amounted to 78% of the climatic norm. Precipitation spread over the territory of the country extremely unevenly. Most precipitation in a month fell on the territory of the Brest region - 126% of the climatic norm, the least amount of precipitation (33% of the climatic norm) fell on the territory of the Vitebsk region. During the month, precipitation was mainly of a torrential nature, in some areas the rains reached the criterion of a dangerous phenomenon, as a result of which for a short time on the Western Dvina near the city of Vitebsk and Berezina near the city of Bobruisk, conditions for the operation of river transport improved, on the tributary of the Western Bug, the Lesnaya River near the town of Kamenets, the water level exceeded the mark of water outlet to the floodplain. In July, on the rivers of the country, there was mainly a decline in water levels, as a result of which on the Dnieper near Loyev, Berezina near Svetlogorsk and Sozhe near Gomel, water levels dropped below dangerous low marks limiting navigation on the Berezina tributary, the Sushanka River near e. On dry land, the water level dropped below the mark of water outlet to the floodplain. Unfavorable conditions for the operation of river transport were noted on the navigable sections of the Western Dvina, Neman, Dnieper, Berezina and Sozh. At the end of July, the water content of the Neman, Viliya and Berezina was close to the norm and somewhat less than it; the water content of the Western Dvina, Dnieper, Sozh and Pripyat was significantly less than usual for this time of year. The average water temperature in the rivers in July was 20-26°C, which is 2-5°C higher than usual for this time of the year.
Information on the hydrometeorological situation in the river basins of the Republic of Belarus, formed in June 2021
The average air temperature in Belarus for the first summer month of 2021 was + 19.9°C, which is 3.5°C higher than the climatic norm. June 2021 ranked 3rd in a ranked series of observations from warmest to coldest since 1945. Daytime temperatures in the first half of the month were mainly within the range of +20 +25°C, in the second half of the month they increased to +30°C and above, and on June 22-25 they exceeded the 35-degree mark in places, which corresponds to the criterion of a dangerous phenomenon. In the third decade of June, an intense heat wave was noted, as a result of which the absolute maximum air temperature for June was updated in most of the territory of Belarus, with the exception of some observation points mainly in the west. During the month, on average, 54.6 mm of precipitation fell in the republic, which amounted to 67% of the climatic norm, but at some points of observation, the amount of precipitation for the month exceeded the norm. The humidification regime was uneven throughout the month. The first and second decades were dry: 40 and 48% of the ten-day norm fell out, respectively. In the third decade, 110% of the ten-day norm fell out. The rains were mostly torrential, accompanied by thunderstorms and hail. In some areas, the rains have reached the criteria for a hazardous phenomenon. In June, on the rivers of the country, there was mainly a decrease in water levels, as a result of which, on the tributary of the Western Bug, the Narev River, the Dnieper near the Loyev city, the Berezina near the Berezino, Sluch and Ptich water entered the channel, and on the Western Dvina near Vitebsk, Dnieper near Mogilev, Zhlobin and Rechitsa, Berezin near Bobruisk, Sozhe near Krichev and Slavgorod, working conditions worsened river transport. In the last five days of the month, precipitation caused an increase in water levels in most of the rivers in the basins of the Western Dvina, Neman, Viliya, Berezina and Sozh, in connection with which, on the tributary of the Berezina, the Sushanka river near the village of Susha, water reached the floodplain. The water content of most rivers in June was close to the usual for this time of year and slightly lower than the norm; the water content of the Berezina and Dnieper near the town of Rechitsa was 30% higher than the norm, and the water content of the Sozh near the town of Gomel was 65% higher. The value of the minimum water level in June on the Lan River near the village of Mokrovo (a tributary of the Pripyat) turned out to be lower than the historical minimum for the period of the summer-autumn dry season. The average monthly water temperature in rivers and reservoirs in June was 18-22°С, which is close to the usual temperature for this time of the year.
Climatic data for Minsk as of July 3 (from 1944 to 2020)
On the day of the liberation of Minsk, July 3, 1944. the weather was warm, dry, the average daily air temperature was +19°С, the maximum during the day was +25.2°С, the minimum at night was +12.7°С. No precipitation was noted. Climatic data for Minsk as of July 3 (from 1944 to 2020) The average daily air temperature was +17.3°С. The maximum daytime air temperature (+32.1°С) was noted in 2016. The minimum air temperature at night (+6.3°C) was recorded in 1995 on July 3 was warm, with an average daily temperature above +20°C, about once every 6 years. The warmest in the post-war period was on July 3, 2002, when the average daily air temperature was +22.7°C. The absolute maximum air temperature for this date was recorded in 2016, when the air warmed up to +32.1°C during the daytime. Cold (with an average daily temperature below +15°C) on July 3 happens about 1 time in 5 years. The coldest was the celebration of the day of the liberation of Minsk in 1977, when the average daily air temperature was + 11.7°C, and during the day the air did not warm above +15.4°C, it rained and fell 15.8 mm of precipitation. The absolute minimum air temperature for this date was recorded in 1995, when the air cooled to +6.3°C at night. On average, on July 3, about 5 mm of precipitation falls. Approximately every second year, precipitation was not observed on this day. It is rainy (more than 5 mm of precipitation) on July 3 approximately once every 5-6 years. The maximum amount of precipitation for this day was noted in 1948 and amounted to 40.6 mm.
World Environment Day
On June 5, the world community annually celebrates World Environment Day. This holiday, like other environmental dates, is held with the aim of drawing public attention to such phenomena as natural disasters, declining biodiversity, new diseases that are the result of our relationship to the environment. Maybe in the course of the daily routine of affairs, problems and their own worries, a person does not notice how his actions cause irreparable harm to the environment. That is why there are such dates - to stop, think and take certain actions to minimize the negative impact on the environment. In Belarus, environmental protection issues are dealt with by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, which is the ancestor of a large number of environmental initiatives. Belhydromet, as an organization subordinate to the Ministry of Natural Resources, makes a great contribution to the study of environmental problems, as it monitors surface water, atmospheric air, participates in monitoring lands, and also monitors radioactive contamination of the environment. The tasks of Belhydromet are also to ensure the radiation safety of the population, to conduct radiation monitoring as part of the National Environmental Monitoring System in the Republic of Belarus and to carry out operational control and forecasting of the zones of spread of radioactive contamination. Based on the results of the work carried out, the population and government bodies are provided with environmental information and information obtained from the results of monitoring the radioactive contamination of the environment.
ECOLOGY EXPO - 2021
On June 3-5, 2021, Minsk will host the International Specialized Environmental Exhibition and Forum "ECOLOGY EXPO - 2021" - the largest congress and exhibition event in Belarus in the field of ecology, environmental protection, environmental equipment, technologies and services in 2021. An extensive exhibition and business program, an International Environmental Forum, plenary discussions, round tables, and business meetings are planned as part of the event. Location: Exhibition Centre, 14, Pobediteley ave, Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The organizers of the exhibition are the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus and the National Exhibition Center "BelExpo" of the Administrative Department of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The goal of ECOLOGY EXPO 2021 Exhibition and Forum is to create a communication environment for discussing innovative ideas, exchanging information on production and technological achievements in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources, accumulating proposals aimed at improving the economic effect through implementation and use of green technologies, promoting the coordination of efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the Republic of Belarus. A wide range of high-tech innovative turnkey solutions will be displayed at the Forum. The most important Exhibition objectives are: raising awareness on the importance of the consumption of environmentally friendly goods and services; promoting the sustainable lifestyle; stimulating interest and creating the demand for green goods and services; increasing sales and expanding markets for greener products; increasing presence of goods and services produced in Belarus at foreign markets. The topics covered by the exhibition cover many areas of activity: environmental technologies in industry; environmentally friendly construction technologies; waste and secondary raw materials; environmentally friendly transport; eco-environment; environmentally friendly food and packaging; ecotourism; preservation and restoration of the environment; education in the field of ecology. More information about the event can be found in the PRESENTATION.
XXVII International ICT Forum TIBO-2021 is held in Minsk from 1 to 4 June 2021
The XXVII International ICT Forum TIBO-2021 is held in Minsk from 1 to 4 June 2021. Thematic sections of the exhibition: • Telecommunication and network infrastructure: • Technologies • Equipment • Solutions • Services • IEM systems and ERP platforms • Industry solutions • Television, multimedia and gaming technologies • Tooling software • Digital publishing and printing • Internet technologies and services • Robotics • Technologies of "Smart City" and "Smart Home" • Security systems and technologies (e-Securuty) • Computer-aided design and control systems • Modern technological trends The informational brochure of the forum can be found HERE . More information can be found on the forum website.
Forecast information on minimum water levels in rivers in June 2021
Overview of the water regime of rivers in May In May, on the rivers of the Dnieper and Pripyat basins, there was a decline in water levels, as a result of which water entered the channel on the Dnieper near Zhlobin and Rechitsa, Pripyat near Mozyr, its tributaries, the Stviga and Ubort rivers. On the rivers of the basins of the Western Dvina, Neman, Viliya, Berezina and Sozh, an increase in water levels prevailed, due to precipitation, as a result of which water reached the floodplain on Viliya near the village of Steshitsa, tributaries of the Berezina rivers Svisloch and Sushanka, a tributary of the Sozh to the Besed river, and on Nemane near Grodno improved working conditions for river transport. The water content of most rivers is close to the usual for this time of year, only the water content of the Sozh and Pripyat near the city of Pinsk is 20-40% higher than the norm. As of May 28, the rivers are mainly experiencing a decline in water levels. The water is located on the floodplain on Viliya near the village of Steshitsy, a tributary of the Western Bug to the Narev river near the village of Nemerzha, the Dnieper near the town of Loyev, the Berezina near the town of Berezino, its tributaries of the Svisloch rivers near the village of Terebuty and Sushanka near the village of Susha, a tributary of the Sozh river Besed near the village of Svetilovichi, Pripyat near the village of Chernichi, its tributaries the Styr rivers near the village of Lopatino, Sluch near the village of Lenin, Ptich near the village of 1st Slobodka. Forecast information on minimum water levels in June River minimum water levels in June are expected to be generally higher than the multiyear average for this time of year. The water levels will drop below the marks limiting navigation on the Neman near Grodno, the Dnieper near Mogilev and Sozha near Slavgorod.