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Prospects for water resources management in Central Asia

ALMATY – 27-28 May, 2014 the regional conference on “Prospects for Water Resources Management in Central Asia: From Basin Approach to Regional Cooperation” takes place. The conference brings together the high-level water management organisations from the five Central Asian countries, as well as the representatives of international organisations involved in the field of water resources management and development of regional cooperation, along with the senior representatives from the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office participate in the conference...

Economic and financial instruments on basin planning

BATKEN (6 March 2014) – the members of working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin representing water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies and representatives of local administration and water users participated in the training on economic and financial instruments in water management sector. The training was aimed at the working group capacity development in field of economic instruments. The training on basin planning is conducted in the framework of “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” project funded by the European Union and implemented by De...

Final training and public hearing on the Isfara River Basin Plan

KHUJAND ( April 23, 2014 ) –The final fifth training on basin planning for the working group of the Isfara river basin planning development and implementation is held today. The members of the working group represent water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies, local administration and water users. The training on basin planning is conducted in the framework of “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” project funded by the European Union and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Transboundary Water Management in Central...

Training on basin planning

Training on basin planningBATKEN ( 6 March 2014) – the working group of the Isfara River Basin Plan development and implementation with
members representing water management, env...

Training on basin planning

Training on basin planning KHUJAND (27 February 2014) – the working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin with members
representing water management, environmental pr...

Economic and financial instruments on basin planning

Economic and financial instruments on basin planningKHUJAND (27 February 2014) – the members of working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin representing
water management, environmental prot...

Final Training on geographic information systems (GIS) in Turkmenistan in the framework of the European Union action

Final Training on geographic information systems (GIS) in Turkmenistan  in the framework of the European Union action ASHGABAT(7-8 February, 2014) – The final training on geographic information systems (GIS) in the
framework of the EU action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” was
held by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Transboundary Water
Management in Central Asia Programme.
Professionals in spheres of water management from Akhal, Balkan, Dashoguz velayats and GIS specialists of
Water Survey Control under Ministry of Water Economy of Turkmenistan participated in the training.
The training was aimed at introducing the participants to the advantages of GIS tools application in water
resources management. Particularly, the training introduced the special geographic modeling software –
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst that is used mainly for development of general land use and soil salinity potential
geographic information maps.
Moreover, organisers presented the major results and works on the Murgab river basin GIS maps developed
during the series of GIS training sessions for Mary and Ashgabat water specialists in 2012 and 2013.
The training was conducted by highly qualified specialists of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate
Coordination Water Commission of the Central Asia (SIC ICWC).
In 2012, the Programme handed over the GIS equipement to the partner organisations Marysuwhojalyk and
Water Survey Control under the Ministry of Water Economy of Turkmenistan. The partner organisations use
the equipment for more planned and effective allocation of water resources in the Murgab river basin.

National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning in Murgab River Basin

National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning in Murgab River BasinMARY – National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning dedicated to the pilot testing of basin
planning in Cepekyab Sub-basin of Murgab basin took place...

EU project supported meeting of the working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basin

EU project supported meeting of the working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basinKhujand – Members of working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basin discussed
current issues during workshop “Complex assessment and analysis of situation in the Isfara river basin”,
22-23 July 2013. Representatives of water sector and related agencies, specialists from basin
organizations of the Isfara river from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as experts took part in the event.
The participants presented the main results of legal and institutional framework analysis for basin
planning; economic and social development of the territory; climate change analysis and adaptation to
climate change; emergency situation, natural ...

A Source of Peace – Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

A Source of Peace – Transboundary

Water Management in Central Asia

Central Asia comprises a region with scarce water resources and is particularly vulne...