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Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

Meetings of ICWC

The 60th ICWC meeting

21 September 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. About results of vegetation period 2012, operation modes of cascade reservoirs and limits on water withdrawals during non-vegetation period 2012-2013 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (responsible: BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya”).

2. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 61st ICWC meeting.

The 59th ICWC meeting

26 April 2012, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Regarding results of non-vegetation period 2011-2012, approved measures for flood water control, withdrawal limits, and mode of the reservoirs cascade on the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers for vegetation period of 2012;

2. Regarding the progress of work on the regional project "Integrated water resources management in the Fergana Valley" (IWRM-Fergana) (responsible: SIC ICWC, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, State Committee of Reclamation and Water Management of Kyrgyzstan, Ministry of Reclamation and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan).

3. Regarding the progress of work on the regional project "Ferghana Valley Canal Automation" (responsible: SIC ICWC and BWO “Syrdarya”).

4. The organizing committee information on progress of preparing the anniversary international scientific-practical conference "Twenty years of cooperation on sharing management of transboundary water resources in Central Asia: methodical approaches, results, prospects";

5. Consideration of updated version of the "Concept of development of information exchange and communication mechanisms between participants in Central Asia";

6. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 60th ICWC meeting

The 58th ICWC meeting

17 February 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Results of vegetation period 2011 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins.

2. Water delivery, reservoirs' operation and the water withdrawal limits for non-vegetation period 2011-2012 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins.

3. Organizing Central-Asian international scientific-practical conference "20 years of cooperation on joint management of transboundary water resources in Central Asia: methodical approaches, results, prospects".

4. Considering "Concept of development of information exchange and partnership mechanisms among the interested parties in Central Asia".

5. Agenda and venue of the next 59th ICWC meeting.

The 57th ICWC meeting

11 May 2011, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Agenda

1. About results of non-vegetation period 2010-2011, the withdrawal limits and the reservoirs' cascade operation modes during vegetation period 2011 for the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins.

2. Approval of the Report on Phase II "Central Asia Regional Water Information Base Project (CAREWIB)" (submitted for consideration by SIC ICWC).

3. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 58th ICWC meeting.

The 56th ICWC meeting

12 January 2011, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Regarding results of vegetation period 2010 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (responsible - BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya")

2. Regarding water delivery, mode of the reservoirs cascade and withdrawal limits for non-vegetation period 2010-2011 in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (responsible - BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya")

3. Consideration of the draft "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan about water and energy resources use in the Syrdarya river basin" (it is submitted by the Committee on water resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan).

4. Miscellaneous

5. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 57th ICWC meeting.

The 55th ICWC meeting

3 April 2010, Ashgabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Regarding fulfillment of water withdrawal limits during the non-vegetation period 2009-2010 and approval of water withdrawal limits from the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers during forthcoming vegetation period 2010, and coordination of the predictive regime of the reservoirs cascade (BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya" are responsible for implementation).

2. Regarding proposals for the ADB 6486-REG project:"Improving water resources management in Central Asia" (responsible: SIC ICWC)

3. Regarding results of the Organizing Commission activity related to relocation of SIC ICWC to the Republic of Tajikistan.

4. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 56th ICWC meeting.

The 54th ICWC meeting

14-15 January 2010, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. About results of vegetation period 2009 on the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins (responsible: BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya").

2. About water withdrawal limits within the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins for Central Asian states, the predictive modes of tandem reservoir systems and water delivery process in non-vegetation period 2009-2010 (responsible: BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya").

3. About improvement of ecological situation in deltas of Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers (responsible: SIC ICWC).

4. About preparing new ADB project RETA 6486 "Improving water resources management in Central Asia" (responsible: SIC ICWC)

5. About realization of ICWC executive bodies rotation.

6. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 55th ICWC meeting.

The 53rd ICWC meeting

4 June 2009, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Agenda

1. Regarding results of vegetation period 2008-2009 and approval of water withdrawal limits from the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers during forthcoming vegetation period 2009, and coordination of the predictive regime of the reservoirs cascade (BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya" are responsible for implementation).

2. Analysis of the ICWC decrees implementation by the executive bodies (commission to the ICWC Secretariat, Minutes No. 51, 18 September 2008)

3. Regarding realization of the approved plan for rotation of the ICWC executive bodies.

4. Miscellaneous.

5. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 54th ICWC meeting.

The 52nd ICWC meeting

5 December 2008, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Agenda

1. Regarding results of vegetation period 2008 (responsible: BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya” are responsible for implementation).

2. Regarding fulfillment of water withdrawal limits and of the operation modes of the reservoirs cascade in the Amudarya and Syrdarya basins during the non-vegetation period 2008-2009.

3. Regarding organization of regional training network for specialists at high and middle levels of water management, energy and environmental agencies of Central Asian countries on the basis of the ICWC Training Center and its branches (SIC ICWC and TC ICWC are responsible for implementation).

4. Revision of draft agreement “About water and energy use in the Syrdarya River Basin”.

5. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 53rd ICWC meeting.

Additional items:

6. Regarding project “Water productivity improvement of the field level” (initiated by SIC ICWC).

7. Regarding approval of candidatures for governors of the ICWC Executive Bodies: BWO “Amudarya” and ICWC Secretariat.

The 51st ICWC meeting

17-18 September 2008, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agenda

1. Regarding vegetation period and additional measures for its completion (resp. BWO "Amudarya" and BWO "Syrdarya").

2. Regarding work progress in implementation of SCADA systems in interstate water sources.

3. Regarding development of national information systems and their interlinking with operations of national hydrometeorological services.

4. Revision and approval of draft "Provisions on ICWC", "Provision about rotation of ICWC's executive bodies and their directors" and "Agreement on institutional strengthening for management, protection, and development of water resources from interstate sources in the Aral Sea basin".

5. Regarding agenda and venue of the next 52nd ICWC meeting.