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Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

Meetings of ICWC

The 50th ICWC meeting

29 May 2008, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Agenda

1. On confirmation of limits on water withdrawals from the Amudarya and Syrdarya river channels for the vegetation period 2008 and agreeing of predicted operation modes for reservoir cascades (BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya" responsible).

2. On confirmation of documents of the ADB RETA 6163.

3. Consideration and confirmation of the draft Statute on ICWC, draft Regulation on Rotation of ICWC Executive Bodies and Their Leaders", and draft Agreement on Strengthening the Organizational Framework for Management, Protection and Development of Water Resources from Interstate Sources in the Aral Sea Basin.

4. On work experience of the Joint Chu-Talas Commission.

5. On agenda and venue of the next 51st ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

1. Discussion of the ADB RETA 6163 results and the new draft program for 2008-2010 (included at request of the ADB Regional Office).

2. On establishment of a regional training network for high- and middle-level specialists of water, energy and environmental organizations in the Aral Sea basin countries based on the ICWC Training Center (included at request of SIC ICWC).

The 49th ICWC meeting

19 March 2008, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Agenda

1. Progress in the implementation of the limits on water withdrawals and ensuring of the adopted operation mode for reservoir cascades in the non-vegetation period 2007/2008 and expected water situation in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins in the vegetation period 2008 (BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya” responsible).

2. Program for financial-economic activities of ICWC and its executive bodies (BWO “Amudarya”, BWO “Syrdarya”, ICWC Secretariat, SIC ICWC, CMC ICWC, and ICWC TC responsible).

3. Progress in the ADB RETA 6163 project.

4. Results of the IWRM-Fergana Project assessment and consideration of the Project Document for Phase 4 of the IWRM-Fergana Project.

5. The Statute on ICWC and the Agreement on Strengthening Organizational Framework for Management, Protection and Development of Water Resources from Interstate Sources in the Aral Sea Basin.

6. Results of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit.

7. Agenda and venue of the next 50th ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

1. Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference “Towards the 5th World Water Forum” (proposed to unite with item 6).

2. Results of the CAREWIB Project for 2007 (included at request of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).

The 48th ICWC meeting

11 October 2007, Khodjent, Tajikistan

Agenda

1. Vegetation period 2007 and confirmation of water withdrawal limits for the non-vegetation period in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins

2. Results and prospects of work completion under the ADB RETA 6163

3. Development of work principles under the ‘Central Asia Regional Water Information Base (CAREWIB)’ Project for national information systems

4. Statute on ICWC

5. Agenda and venue for the 49th regular ICWC meeting

The 47th ICWC meeting

25 April 2007, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Confirming water withdrawal limits for the vegetation period 2007 and agreeing predicted operation mode for reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins

2. About the implementation of IWRM principles in Central Asia region

3. Considering the draft Statute on ICWC and draft Regulation on Rotation of ICWC Bodies

4. Considering the draft Agreement on the Use of Water and Energy Resources in the Syrdarya River Basin

5. About venue and agenda of the 48th regular ICWC meeting

The 46th ICWC meeting

8-10 March 2007, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Progress in the implementation of the limits on water withdrawals in the non-vegetation period 2006/2007 and confirmation of revised operation modes for reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya” responsible).

2. Water allocation on interstate small rivers (SIC ICWC responsible)

3. Results of the ADB RETA 6163 for 2006, work program for 2007 and consideration of a draft Agreement on Water and Energy Resources Use in the Syrdarya river basin.

4. Rotation of ICWC executive bodies (ICWC Secretariat responsible)

5. Progress in the preparation of the Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of ICWC, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2007 (SIC ICWC responsible).

6. Information on the progress in signing of a Quadripartite Protocol on Water and Energy Resources Use in the Syrdarya River Basin for 2007 and first quarter of 2008 (BWO “Syrdarya” responsible)

7. Venue and agenda of the 47th ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

1. Results of Phase 1 of the ‘Central Asia Regional Water Information Base (CAREWIB)’ Project

2. Assistance to the IFAS Executive Committee (IFAS EC) and GWP for Central Asia and Caucasus (GWP CACENA) in carrying out activities under the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (IFAS EC, Regional Board of GWP CACENA responsible)

The 45th ICWC meeting

13-14 October 2006, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Agenda

1.1. Report on the implementation of water withdrawal limits in non-vegetation period 2005/2006, and specification of the operation modes for reservoir cascades and limits on water withdrawal in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins for the vegetation period 2006.

1.2. Progress in the implementation of water withdrawal limits and operation modes for reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins in the vegetation period 2006, confirmation of water withdrawal limits, and approval of predicted operation modes for reservoir cascades for the non-vegetation period 2006/2007.

1.3. Water situation in the Syrdarya river basin in the vegetation period 2006.

2. Information on the progress in Phase 3 of the IWRM-Fergana Project (SIC ICWC responsible)

3. Principles and order of rotation of ICWC executive bodies

4. Results of the participation of ICWC representatives in the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City

5. Venue and agenda of the 46th ordinary ICWC meeting.

Additional matters:

1. Progress in the implementation of the ADB RETA 6163 “Improved Management of Shared Water Resources in Central Asia”

2. Progress in the preparation of measures dedicated to the 15th anniversary of ICWC.

The 44th ICWC meeting

30-31 March 2006, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Progress in the implementation of water withdrawal limits in non-vegetation period 2005/2006 and confirmation of water withdrawals for vegetation period 2006 (BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya” responsible).

2. Development of the RETA Program “Improvement of Shared Water Resources Management in Central Asia” and detailed work scope and plan.

3. “Comparative analysis of data on measurement and control devices by August 2005 in Central Asia, the CIS and other countries” and “Proposals for work program of the CMC in the field of metrological provision for water-related activities of metrological services in Central Asian countries” (CMC ICWC responsible).

4. Consideration of “Provision on the ICWC” (SIC ICWC responsible).

5. About the agenda and venue of the 45th ordinary ICWC meeting.

Additional matters:

1. Results of participation of ICWC representatives in the 49th ICID Congress in Beijing.

2. Annual Scientific-Practical Conference in Almaty city.

The 43rd ICWC meeting

2 November 2005, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Progress in implementing water intake limits and operation modes of reservoir cascades in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins for vegetation period 2005, and confirming water intake limits for non-vegetation period 2005/2006

2. Progress in implementing the Decision of the Heads of Central Asian States dated October 6, 2002 as regards priorities 1 and 6.

3. Venue and agenda of the 44th ICWC meeting.

Additional matters:

1. Confirming “Provisional Rules for Use of the Regional Information System on Water and Land Resources in the Aral Sea Basin”.

The 42nd ICWC meeting

28-29 April 2005, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. About implementing the limit on water intakes in the non-vegetation period 2004-2005, confirming limits on water intakes from the Amudarya and Syrdarya river channels for the next vegetation period 2005, and agreeing the predicted operation mode of reservoir cascades (BVO “Amudarya” and BVO “Syrdarya” responsible)

2. About allocation of costs to finance the activities of SIC ICWC and BVO “Syrdarya”

3. About development of the production of gauging devices in the interests of ICWC (SIC ICWC and CMC ICWC responsible)

4. About preparation for the 4th World Water Forum

5. About the CAREWIB Project

6. About the agenda and venue of the 43rd ordinary ICWC meeting

The 41st ICWC meeting

17-18 March 2005, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Agenda

1. About the results of vegetation 2004 and draft reservoir cascade operation modes and limits on water intake from the Amudarya and Syrdarya river channels for hydrological period 2004-2005.

2. Report on financial and economic activities of ICWC executive bodies – BVO “Amudarya”, BVO “Syrdarya” and SIC ICWC - in 2004 covering the following matters:

  • structure; staff size;
  • amount of financing;
  • share holding;
  • participation in projects funded by donors.

3. Program for maintaining financial and economic activities of ICWC and its executive bodies in 2005:

  • plan for financing operational costs;
  • plan of project activities;
  • SIC ICWC’s plan of research activities;
  • CMC ICWC’s plan of operation;
  • plan of the ICWC Training Center and its subsidiaries.

4. About the preparation of a draft agreement on the Syrdarya river basin.

5. About the agenda and venue of the 42nd ICWC meeting.

Additional matters:

1. About the 4th Annual Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference in Almaty.

2. About water situation in the Syrdarya mid- and downstream reaches.