Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
A delegation from Kyrgyzstan headed by chief of the Department of Water Resources and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic Nargiz Osmonova took part in a two-day regional training in Tashkent on introduction of the principles of integrated water resources management, Kyrgyz news agency Kabar reported on April 28 citing the press service of the Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC).
“This meeting allows establishing a dialogue between specialists of Central Asia in addressing urgent issues of sustainable management and rational use of the region's water resources. Understanding the need to create basin councils helps to speed up the process to ensure rational approach and protection of water resources in the region,” Osmonova said.
The main goal of the training was to teach the theoretical and practical basics of the creation and operation of basin councils as an institutional basis for the introduction of integrated water resources management principles on the ground, the study of world practice, and the exchange of experience on the work of basin councils in Central Asian countries.
The event was organized within the framework of the USAID’s Water, Education and Cooperation project (Smart Waters) and is being implemented in the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan since 2015.