Mykolaiv Water Hub

Mykolaiv Water Hub

Germany Berlin; Ukraine Mykolaiv

Founded in 201811-25 peopleFiscal attestwww.mykolaivwaterhub.com
Mykolaiv Water Hub (MWH) has four components: (1) a soft-landing platform for EU investors, (2) an accelerator for water-related industries from the EU and Ukraine, (3) a think tank for water-related research and scientific cooperation, (4) an education and public awareness platform for the population. In MWH we are pursuing the following SDGs: 6 (clean water and sanitation), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities). Currently being developed in Berlin. Funded by GIZ (till 2023), advised by Phineo Startups. Founder and CEO: Hanna Slobodyanyuk-Montavon

Key Projects

EVZ MEET UP: NEXUS

In summer 2020, German and Ukrainian young people met in Mykolayiv, Ukraine and visited various water/energy/food-related locations: South-Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant and Bug Gard National Park, the water intake of a local water utility and Kinburn Spit, Oystern Farm and Tilihul Estuary. Three educational videos for schools and universities are available online on the YouTube channel of Mykolaiv Water Hub. Funded by Foundation EVZ. Project managers: Hanna Slobodyanyuk-Montavon Local coordinators: Diana Krysinska, Inna Tymchenko.

EVZ MEET UP: NEXUS

Board Game: "Vodohra - Build your own water utility"

The board game "Vodohra" provides intriguing insights into the urban water infrastructure of Mykolayiv. The objective of the game is to construct a water utility by positioning cards, each depicting different elements of infrastructure, in the correct sequence: from river to consumer, and back to the river. On the backside of each card there are interesting facts about each specific element of urban water infrastructure: pumping stations, water intake, etc. The game is currently being upgraded to an international English/German version in collaboration with Game Lab at Humboldt University of Berlin, with support of Phineo Startups. The board game was developed by Hanna Slobodyanyuk-Montavon in 2018-2019 and was privately funded.

Board Game: "Vodohra - Build your own water utility"

Eugene Tsymbaliuk

EVZ MEET UP: DRINK ME!

In summer 2019 students from Mykolayiv and Berlin met in their cities to learn more about water resources and urban water infrastructure. They visited water utilities of both cities and prepared a photo exhibition about urban water infrastructure in Mykolayiv (water supply and waste water disposal) at one of the main streets of the city: Soborna street. 10+ high quality exhibition photos were handed over to the local water utility (MKP Mykolaivvodokanal) and since then they are being used for public awareness purposes. Funded by Foundation EVZ. Project managers: Hanna Slobodyanyuk-Montavon, Yevhen Bezsonov.

EVZ MEET UP: DRINK ME!

Grants history

Foundation EVZ

Foundation EVZ

2019-2020

GIZ

GIZ

2019-2023

German Marshall Fund

German Marshall Fund

2023