On 27 September 2012 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) committed to further progress towards the implementation of IWRM in Turkmenistan following the country’s accession to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) in August 2012.
National Policy Dialogues on Water: taking stock of 10 years of progress in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central AsiaSubmitted by Nataliya Nikiforova on 09-October-2012 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 4148 reads
Ten years since the launching of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), some 50 representatives of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as European Union (EU) member States and international organizations, are gathering in Geneva to discuss progress in implementation. In those countries the Water Initiative is implemented through National Policy Dialogues supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The first Steering Committee meeting of the Georgian National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), held in Tbilisi on Monday and Tuesday, 11 and 12 June, approved some basic elements for new water legislation to be further developed into a draft law. The Steering Committee meeting, which was followed by a Stakeholders Workshop, was organized by the Georgian Ministry of Environment Protection and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with Global Water Partnership Georgia.
A new draft National Water Strategy was presented and discussed on 8 June in the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management in Baku. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
At a meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management (NPD IWRM) in Tajikistan, held on 25 May in Dushanbe, it was decided to finalize a Water Sector Reform Strategy for irrigation, drainage and drinking water in Tajikistan in October 2012.
Kyrgyzstan makes strides in improving its water resources management within framework of UNECE-supported NPDSubmitted by Nataliya Nikiforova on 09-October-2012 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 1481 reads
On Wednesday, 18 April, in Bishkek, the seventh meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management approved work towards a River Basin Management Plan for the Chu River Basin and endorsed the outcome of a baseline study, which will serve as a basis for targets and a programme of measures on water and health in Kyrgyzstan. These outcomes are a significant step in addressing issues such as pollution of the Chu River, as well as the quality of drinking water, and its subsequent health impacts.
Despite the difficulties in these sectors, the organizer reported 20% growth in the number of exhibitors. 'Impressive was the share of the foreign companies - over 60% of the participants. This fact confirms that the South-East Europen region is an attractive market for investors.' - says Maya Kristeva, CEO of Via Expo.
Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest products, provided by 412 direct exhibitors and represented companies from 33 countries in 4 halls.
Held annually since 2004 in the city of Sofia in Bulgaria, the SE European EE & RES Congress and Exhibition is the premier event in the Region, providing a unique opportunity for the industry professionals to discuss renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, implementation, manufacturing developments and strategies, financing, latest trends, government policies and various business opportunities.
Building on the outcomes from the 5th World Water Forum of Istanbul and other recognised international processes, participants of the kick-off meeting (june 2010)were asked to go beyond identifying important themes and issues, and instead to think about solutions to the world’s major water and sanitation challenges and how to achieve them. Indeed, the 6th World Water Forum will strive to be the “Forum of Solutions.” The development process will aim to find solutions by first identifying targets for a certain number of priority issues.
Green Energy and Waste Management Sectors in SE Europe enjoy a great interest!
17 January 2011