Future generations of Caspian countries should not suffer from anthropogenic ecological stress: expert
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jul.29 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Future generations of the Caspian countries should not suffer from anthropogenic ecological stress, director of the project on water quality monitoring in the Caspian Sea and the action plan for areas of high pollution (Caspian MAP), Winfred Peterson told in an interview to Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
"We are ready to provide all facilities to the Caspian region countries to ensure safe oil production, use of the sea resources, as well as maintain the bio-unique reservoir to prevent future generations from anthropogenic ecological stress and worsening their social conditions, but improving it," Peterson said.
The expert took part in a seminar on the basis of the European Union / TACIS Monitoring of water quality in the Caspian Sea and an action plan for areas of high pollution in Ashgabat. "The project operated in four countries in the Caspian Sea region, including Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, where under supports of the Turkmen Nature Protection Ministry located its regional office.
Neutral Turkmenistan stressed that this project was initiated under the Caspian Ecological Program (CEP) and the Framework Convention - the only document signed by all five Caspian littoral countries, relating to the protection of the Caspian Sea ecosystem, sustainable use of its resources.
The main task of the project is to monitor the Caspian Sea by all States, as well as assist countries in the establishment of regional monitoring programs to eliminate pollution by the Caspian Sea oil products industry located in coastal zone and drainage water, in turn, International Expert on Water Quality Monitoring Project of the TACIS program Oleg Voytsekhovich said.
The Caspian Sea is one for all the littoral states and the efforts of individual countries are insufficient. Because monitoring it is just a tool, first of all it is the information for each state decision-making at the national level, Voytsekhovich added.
"The monitoring system will be effective only in the presence of five components: planning the overall strategy, a sort of network infrastructure (environmental or court system for observation), a laboratory with a system quality and characteristic pollution, analytics and data processing - calculation of risk and environmental pressures and the team, able to interpret the data for decision makers in ministries and departments of each country," Voytsekhovich said.
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