Tag: 'IWRM' in 'Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia'
UNECE launches project to improve access to clean water and adequate sanitation in the Republic of MoldovaSubmitted by Elina Mirzoeva on 30-November-2012 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 2259 reads
The first Steering Committee meeting of a new project led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to improve access to clean water and adequate sanitation in the Republic of Moldova took place on 21 November 2012 in Chisinau.
The National Policy Dialogues is the main operational instrument of the EU Water Initiative (EUWI), an international partnership that aims to contribute to the achievement of the water related Millennium Development Goals. UNECE is the strategic partner supporting the policy dialogue process on IWRM. The OECD is the strategic partner for water supply and sanitation. Romanian Ministry of Environment and Forests is Chair of the EUWI regional component.
24 октября 2012 года в г. Бишкеке, Кыргызстан, состоялось восьмое заседание Координационного совета Национального диалога по водной политике в сфере интегрированного управления водными ресурсами.
The eighth meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on integrated water resources in management in Kyrgyzstan took place in Bishkek on 24 October 2012. It was organized by the Department of Water Management and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration of Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the framework of the European Union Water Initiative.
The eighth Steering Committee and a Stakeholders meetings were organised by the Department of Water Management and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration of Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with UNECE and OECD in the framework of the EUWI NPD. These were the first meetings chaired by the new NPD Chair – the Deputy Director of the Department of Water Management and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration Mr. Abdybai Dzhailoobaev.
Mr. Kurbangeldy BALLYEV, Representative of Turkmenistan, and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, spoke about the progress of work of the national Expert Working Group which aims to analyse national water legislation and prepare a proposal to the Government of Turkmenistan for accession to the UNECE Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.
Mr. Sulton RAHIMOV, the First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Melioration and Water Resources, informed that NPDs made it possible to create a general framework of the water sector reformation programme in Tajikistan, i.e. in IWRM. It also provided for closer cooperation between different water authorities in Tajikistan and establishing of the mechanism of such cooperation. Mr. Rahimov also commented on transboundary water cooperation between Tajikistan and neighbouring countries.
In Kyrgyz Republic, according to Mr. Chyngyzbek UZAKBAEV, Deputy Head, Water and Melioration State Committee, the disunity existing at the time of NPDs' initiation between national water authorities was an obstacle for water resources management. The EUWI NPD programme helped to identify existing in water sector problems, i.e. water-related health issues, implementation of IWRM, monitoring and protection of water resources, etc. The NPD programme gave an opportunity to discuss these problems among water sector authorities. Mr.
On 4 July 2012 after the EUWI Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Sixteenth Working Group meeting Ms. Iulia Trombitcaia, Environmental Affairs Officer at UNECE, told Mr. Artem Paschenko, UN Radio, how the European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues help in implementation of water policy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
Report on implementation of the European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management and on Water Supply and Sanitation (Doc.ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1&2/2012/ INF.4) prepared by UNECE and OECD