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Progress towards the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Turkmenistan

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 Asia

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.

UNECE supports development of new water legislation in Georgia

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.

UNECE supports development of new National Water Strategy in Azerbaijan

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.

UNECE National Policy Dialogue supports water sector reform in Tajikistan

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 NPD

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.

Planned Areas of Work in 2012 under the EUWI NPD for the component of EECCA

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 npd@unece.org

Eastern Europe

The Republic of Moldova

EUWI newsletter ‘Waterworld’

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. 

 

EUWI annual report 2012

 

EUWI First 10 Years publication

 

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.