Category WMBOCA

Isfara River Basin Plan, Batken district, Kyrgyzstan

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.

Study tour on the Self-Management of Water and Soil Utilisation of Lower River Basin Units in Germany

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...

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.

GIZ provides trainings for water management and nature protection specialists in Mary

Press-release_-1-7-Nov-2012_GIS-training-in-Murgab_TM_WMBOCA_Eng On 1-7 Nov. 2012, water management and nature protection specialists will have technical training in the city of Mary. The training in a frame of “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” projects funded by the European Union and implemented by programme of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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).

UNECE Mutually advantageous cooperation on water and energy resources is fully possible in Central Asia

REGION: Marton Krasznai, UNECE: Mutually advantageous cooperation on water and energy resources is fully possible in Central Asia! There is an opinion that effective solution of problems in CA water sector requires reforms, first of all, in the existing system of regional institutions, and in the legislative frameworks of cooperation. How drastic should these changes be, what can and needs to be done today, and what actions should be taken for the longer perspective, and, most importantly, how within the existing frames of relationships in the region, one can achieve maximal effectiveness of taken efforts. Mr. Marton Krasznai, UNECE Regional Adviser for Economic Cooperation and Integration, kindly agreed to answer the questions of CARNet.