The Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference
The 25 years of Water Cooperation in Central Asia:
Achievements, Lessons Learnt and Future Outlook

Main objectives:

  • Outcomes of 25-year water cooperation: prospects of regional water security and tasks to be solved by ICWC
  • Achievements, untapped opportunities, shortcomings, issues, ways of solution
  • Interstate water cooperation: next step forward

The Conference will consist of two plenary sessions and several parallel round tables.

Plenary sessions:

First plenary session opening of the Conference, key country reports summarizing work on key directions of ICWC activity over 25 years (achievements and shortcomings).

Second plenary session reports by the chairmen of roundtables, summing-up, coordination of milestones of future water development in the region, with indication of priority directions for the countries and the region as a whole.

Round-tables:

  1. Transboundary water cooperation as an important driver of food, energy, and environmental security in Central Asia
  2. IWRM as a green growth and adaptation tool
  3. Automated hydraulic structures, extensive metrological network, and up-to-date water metering facilities along interstate watercourses for water conservation purposes
  4. Improved legal framework of water cooperation and water diplomacy as a prerequisite for good neighborly relationship between the CA states
  5. Development of a common information system on water and environment in the CA region
  6. Enhancement of education and water professional development
  7. Financial and economic mechanisms of water management and use
  8. Cooperation with donors
  9. Water and ecology
  10. Water saving

At the end, the Conference declaration will be adopted.