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 | 4119 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 | 1448 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.
The UNECE, through the Secretariat of the Water Convention, and the OECD have jointly planned the following areas of work under the National Policy Dialogues either on IWRM or on WSS in the countries of EECCA region for 2012. These activities are subject to possible changes. If needed please check the information with the UNECE Secretariat at email@example.com
The Republic of Moldova
The new EUWI newsletter ‘WaterWorld’ is being launched now to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the EUWI which was established at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (26 August – 4 September, 2002). WaterWorld will be a periodic publication that will provide news about the EUWI, its activities and issues of interest in the water sector. It is intended to promote communication and information exchange between EUWI stakeholders and to raise awareness and understanding about EU activities related to the water sector globally.
The European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) was launched as a political process in 2002 in Johannesburg at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the following "10 years publication (2002-2012)" provides an account of its functioning and achievements.
capacity4dev.eu managed to persuade participating journalist to the World Water Forum 2012 to share several interesting interviews relating to the various aspects of the EU Water Initiative.
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