Former salt empire Solotvyno is located in western Ukraine. Today, the area suffers from the effects of salt extraction: an unstable subsurface resulting in massive sinkholes that threaten the life of the community. Two researchers from Delft University of Technology participated in a consortium to develop a disaster risk reduction plan together with the community. With the aim of giving the population a voice and building on a safer future. This short documentary provides insight into the process.

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Story

Connor McMullen

Camera & editing

Gijs Walstra

Drone footage

Kenny Meesters

TU Delft Researchers

Kenny Meesters
Abby Onencan

Translation

Victoria Andyusk
Natalia Kadenko

Made possible by

Funding from the Directorateā€‘General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)

With special thanks to the people of Zakarpattia