September 4-5, 2017, Tashkent hosted the fifth meeting of the regional organizations involved in sustainable development and water resources management in Central Asia. The meeting was organized by CAREC and Scientific Information Centre of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia (SIC ICWC) with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) under the project “Strengthening capacities of regional, national and local level institutions and sustaining the experiences gained in the previous phases”. Click here for more details.
September 4-6, with support of EU and GIZ Oslo Forum (Norway) hosting partners from Uzbekistan. Jointly organized by MRC, GIZ GmbH and Multiconsult, the first Oslo Forum taking into account of what has been developed, and is under development in the Mekong region. The Forum draw on similar sustainability initiatives internationally, specifically those related to sustainable hydropower development within the context of sound water resources management, and cater for extended dialogue between organizations and people working on this.
The International Conference “The Role of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Development of Cooperation in the Central Asian Region” was held in the large conference hall of the Agricultural Complex of Turkmenistan. The forum was organized in the framework of the presidency of Turkmenistan in IFAS for the period 2017-2019.
Representatives of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia and the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the World B...
The State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan and the Central Asian Regional Environmental Centre (CAREC) have organized an international forum “Initiative for cooperation in environmental protection and sustainable development in Central Asia”, which took place in Ashgabat City from 5 to 7 June 2017.
Area: 3240 km2
Population: appx. 80.000 people
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Isfara Basin Plan (BP) was finalised and published in spring 2014. The BP consists of detailed description of the Isfara River Basin, which was prepared by local experts, covering such aspects as geographic and socio-economic conditions in the basin, potential climate change patterns, water infrastructure, irrigated areas, etc...
On March 30, the Steering Committee of the Programme on Water Governance in Uzbekistan met for the first time in Tashkent with participation of high-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, the EU Delegation, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as well as the members of the National Working Group representing all water-related national organisations and the Heads of the Basin Irrigation Systems Administrations of the six programme pilot regions (Andijan, Fergana, Namangan, Syrdarya, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya)...
XVIII meeting of the Aral-Syrdarya Basin Council is to take place on 2 and 3 March 2017 in Kyzylorda.
The key issues discussed during the meeting on 2 March:
- Water allocation and water limits for irrigation in South Kazakhstan region and Kyzylorda region. Decisions were adopted and recommendations made for the government regulation rules for Shardara reservoir and Koksarai counter controller;
- Analytical report on deterioration of several water quality parameters in the Syrdarya river in the section from Shymkent to Kyzylorda on the territory of Kazakhstan was presented and discussed;
- A proposal was made to extend the territory of Barsakelmes...
In order to improve water management plans, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources and the GEF agency, a workshop was organised on the topic “Sharing experience in the implementation of water saving technologies and improving water accounting”. The workshop is aimed at demonstrating the water saving technologies and methodologies used in Uzbekistan and consists of two parts:
Part 1 was held on February 26, 2017 in the city of Tashkent for the basin of the Syrdarya River...