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Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

Meetings of ICWC

The 70th ICWC meeting

11-12 April 2017, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Agenda

1. The results of the non-growing season 2016-2017 in the Syrdarya and Amudarya River basins;

2. Consideration and approval of the water withdrawal limits and operation regimes of the reservoir cascade for the next growing season 2017 in the Syrdarya and Amudarya River basins;

3. Progress on commemorative activities for the 25th anniversary of ICWC;

4. Progress on the “Implementation Plan on strengthening ICWC activities in key directions”; and

5. Agenda and venue of the next 71st ICWC meeting.

The 69th ICWC meeting

26 January 2017, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Results of the growing season 2016 in the Syrdarya and Amudarya River basins

2. Consideration and approval of the water withdrawal limits and operation regimes of the reservoir cascade for the next non-growing season 2016-2017 in the Syrdarya and Amudarya River basins

3. Commemorative activities for the 25th anniversary of ICWC

4. Agenda and venue of the next 70th ICWC meeting.

Additional item

Approving Acting Heads of BWO Syrdarya and BWO Amudarya as the Heads of these organizations

The 68th ICWC meeting

20 May 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Reviewing the results of the non-growing season 2015-2016 in Syr Darya and Amu Darya River Basins

2. Discussing and approving the water withdrawal limits (quotas) and the reservoir cascade operation regimes for the next growing season 2016 in Syr Darya and Amu Darya River Basins

3. Presenting proposals and comments received during the process of interdepartmental approval in the member countries of the draft Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Information and Analytical Support of Water Management, Use, and Protection in the Aral Sea Basin and the Arrangement of Interstate Exchange of Information; discussing this feedback

4. Presenting the results of the meeting of the GIZ Project Working Group for “Joint Hydrometric Monitoring along Interstate Canals in Syr Darya River Basin”

Additional item

Agenda and venue of the regular 69th ICWC meeting

The 67th ICWC meeting

17 September 2015, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Agenda

1. Fulfillment of water withdrawals quotas and operation regimes of the reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Basins over the growing season 2015 and the forecast for the non-growing season 2015-2016.

2. Presentation and discussion of the proposals and comments received in the course of interdepartmental approval at the national level of the draft Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Information and Analytical Support of Water Management, Use, and Protection in the Aral Sea Basin and the Arrangement of Interstate Exchange of Information.

3. Consideration of the GIZ Project Concept “Promoting enhancement of regional water cooperation in Central Asia by building capacities of BWO Amudarya, BWO Syrdarya and their divisions”.

4. Agenda and venue of the next 68th ICWC meeting.

The 66th ICWC meeting

4 April 2015, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. The results of the non-growing season 2014-2015

2. Consideration and approval of water withdrawal quotas and operation regimes of the reservoir cascades for the next growing season 2015 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Basins

3. Consideration of proposals and comments received in the course of inter-departmental approval at the national level of the draft Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Information and Analytical Support of Water Management, Use, and Protection in the Aral Sea Basin and the Arrangement of Interstate Exchange of Information

4. Hearing a progress report of BWO Amudarya

5. Agenda and venue of the regular 67th ICWC meeting

The 65th ICWC meeting

11 December 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. The results of the growing season 2014 for the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Basins.

2. Schedule-regime forecast of operation of the reservoir cascade and state quotas of water withdrawals in the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Basins for the non-growing season 2014-2015.

3. Agenda and venue of the next 66th ICWC meeting.

The 64th ICWC meeting

8 July 2014, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Agenda

1. Implementation of water quotas and operation regimes of the reservoir cascades during the growing season 2014 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Basins.

2. Consideration of proposals and comments received in the course of inter-departmental approval at the national level of the draft Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Information and Analytical Support of the Comprehensive Management, Use, and Protection of Water Resources in the Aral Sea Basin and the Arrangement of Interstate Exchange of Information.

3. Agenda and venue of the next 65th ICWC meeting.

The 63rd ICWC meeting

18-19 April 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Agenda

1. About results of the non-growing season of 2013–2014 and approval of diversion limits, reservoir cascade operation modes at the next growing season of 2014 for the Amudarya and Syrdarya basins.

2. Consider completed versions of the Concept for developing information exchange and relationship mechanisms among its participants in Central Asia and Agreement on Establishment and function of national, basin and regional data bases of integrated use and conservation of water resources in the Aral Sea basin, and Temporal regulations for use of regional information system on water and land resources of the Aral Sea basin.

3. Consider completed versions of Plan for achievement of the primary areas in improvement of ICWC activity and Strategy of capacity building in the water sector of CA countries (responsible SIC ICWC).

4. The agenda and venue of the next 64th ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

1. Regarding preparation to the 7th World Water Forum

2. Personnel affairs.

The 62nd ICWC meeting

18 December 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Results of the growing season 2013 in Amudarya and Syrdarya basins; water supply, operation of reservoir cascades and water withdrawal limits during the non-growing season 2013-2014 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya basins (responsible: BWO Amudarya and BWO Syrdarya).

2. Viewing comments and proposals to the Draft Concept for developing information exchange and relationship mechanisms among its participants in Central Asia (responsible SIC ICWC).

3. Primary areas for improvement of ICWC activity and mechanisms to achieve them.

  • Plan for achievement of the primary areas in improvement of ICWC activity;
  • Strategy of capacity building in the water sector of CA countries (responsible SIC ICWC).

4. Next 63rd ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

5. About appointment of the director of BWO Syrdarya

6. About ICWC Secretariat.

The 61st ICWC meeting

16 April 2013, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Agenda

1. The results of the non-vegetation 2012-2013 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (responsible: BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya”).

2. Consideration and approval of water withdrawal limits and operation modes of reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya basins for the vegetation 2013 (responsible: BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya”).

3. Consideration of the finalized “Concept for developing information exchange and mechanisms of relationships among its participants in Central Asia” (responsible: SIC ICWC).

4. Main lines in improving ICWC activity and mechanisms of implementation:

  • Plan of implementation for improvement of ICWC activity;
  • Water Sector Capacity Building Strategy for the CA countries (responsible: SIC ICWC).

5. Agenda and venue of the next 62nd ICWC meeting.