THE REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL CENTRE ORGANIZED A SEMINAR DEDICATED TO THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

The seminar of the Central Asia Regional Ecological Centre dedicated to the principles of integrated management of water resources had been organized in Ashkhabad. The event was organized under the chairing of our country in the IFAS and improvement of the potential of management link in water sphere.

The meeting was attended by the deputies of the Mejlis, specialists of the ministries of agriculture and water management, finances and economy, National Committee for hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers, the lecturers of Turkmen Agricultural University, the representatives of the Government sectors of the economy, the specialists of different ecological projects, non-governmental natural organizations like Natural Protection Society of Turkmenistan and Tebigy Kuvvat, representatives of international institutes – the partners of Turkmenistan in protection and rational use of natural resources like the ICSD IFAS, UNDP, GIZ.

Scientific practical seminar was organized for introduction of international practice and regional experience of basin rivers management to domestic specialist in water consumption. Experts of the programme of water initiatives of the CAREC R.Isahojayev and I.Petrakov told about Kazakhstan experience.

Representative of Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development of the International Fund for Saving of Aral Sea B.Mamedov noted that the climate change today affects the life of arid regions which would have to learn to adopt the development of the economy to the conditions of global deficiency of fresh water. At the same time, it is important to consider the interests of all parties and build water cooperation on mutually beneficial base. The seminar outlined the number of the objectives, which Turkmen specialists would have to solve in the nearest future.