The paper treats the issue concerned with flooding the urban territories of Ukraine. Large Ukrainian cities are characterized by systematically increasing the groundwater level in built-up areas and expanding areas of flooding. Additional groundwater replenishment is growing together with leaks volume. There are 60% of leaks in some regions. Today in Ukraine, engineering methods are staying the basic measures of flooding prevention and harm reduction of this phenomenon. Focus is on prevention measures for groundwater level stabilization, including the European experience in flooding fighting. Aim is to create the complex programme of measures to prevent flooding on example of Kharkiv city. Measures depicted in the paper must be integrated in the planning and decision making process of flooding development and fighting with it in Kharkiv and other cities of Ukraine.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN