ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Oct. 30
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The Turkmen State Committee for Water Management has been elected as a member of the World Water Council, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
The decision was made during the regular session of the Board of Governors of the World Water Council, which recently took place in Cairo.
The World Water Council set up in 1996 is a multilateral international, non-profit platform that brings together experts and international governmental and non-governmental organizations from 50 countries. The headquarters of the organization is located in Marseille (France).
In Central Asia, the main sources of water resources used for agriculture and industry, electricity production and supplying the population with drinking water are rivers and almost all of them are transboundary.
Turkmenistan borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan and uses water resources coming in accordance with the agreed quotas from four transboundary rivers Amu Darya, Tejen, Atrek and Murghab.