Stakeholder Dialogue on Water Saving and Conservation took place in Ashgabat

ASHGABAT – The Stakeholder Dialogue on Water Saving and Conservation took place in the framework of the EU-funded action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)”, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
During the meeting representatives of state agencies, international organisations, national and international experts discussed issues of rational and effective use of the water resources.
Institutional and legal frameworks for water saving in Turkmenistan, such as existing documents and structures, were discussed by the sides during plenary sessions. Also, technical aspects were in the focus, in particular, conditions of infrastructure, needs for improvements and current situation in water saving sphere. In order to fully cover the multifaceted issue of the rational use and conservation of the water resources, human capacity was discussed as well.
This Dialogue is one of the activities implemented by GIZ in the framework of the EU-funded action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)”. GIZ also conducted technical training sessions on GIS for specialists of water management organisations in Murgab river basin (in the city of Mary) in the framework WMBOCA. GIS equipment was purchased and handed over to partner organisations as technical support. “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” is funded by the European Union and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH acting in partnership with the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC). Budget of WMBOCA consists of approximately €2 million provided by the European Union and approximately €0.5 million provided by the German Federal Foreign office. [button link=»http://waterca.neo.sh/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/08/Press-release_-28-Nov.-2012_Stakeholder-dialodue_Ashgabat_TM_WMBOCA_EU_eng1.pdf» type=»icon»]Download PDF Publication[/button]