The Isfara River Basin Plan for the part on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic was developed by the Batken district working group of the Isfara river basin planning development and implementation. The members of the working group represent local water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies, local administration and water users. The plan includes the analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective situation of the basin, the list of priority problems, the long-term vision of the basin and the mechanisms for the implementation of measures aimed at solving existing problems.
Although centralised planning and management of water resources continues to predominate in the five Central Asian States, reform of the current water management system is on-going in most of them. The aim is to complete the transition of major functions to the local level.
A study tour was conducted for Central Asian representatives of national ministries concerned with water and land resources management and for the representatives of local water administrations. The purpose of the tour was the study of methods for the self-administration of water and soil utilisation in Germany...
During the meeting representatives of state agencies, international organisations, national and international experts discussed issues of rational and effective use of the water resources.
Professionals in the spheres of water management and nature protection working in Mary velayat will get training on data base, geographic information systems (GIS) and earth remote sensing (satellite images).
The training will be conducted by highly qualified specialists of the Scientific-Information Center of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission of the Central Asia (SIC ICWC).