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Fourth CWC workshop on "River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation"

23 - 25 October 2007

The workshop

Background material

Presentations

List of participants

THE WORKSHOP

The Workshop on “River basin commissions and otherinstitutions for transboundary water cooperation” was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan23-25 October, 2007, back to back with the annual regional meeting of the “UNDP Water Community of Practice” 25 -26 October 2007. The two consecutive workshops wereco-organized by UNECE, UNDP, and OSCE. The objective of the CWC workshop on “River basin commissions and otherinstitutions for transboundary water cooperation” was to build capacity and exchangeexperience between EECCA countries, organizations and projects with regard toinstitutions for the joint management of transboundary waters; and to promote theestablishment of efficient joint bodies - river basin commissions or other appropriateinstitutional arrangements - in the region.

The workshop brought together representatives of established joint bodies, policy - anddecision-makers, scientists and representatives of international organizations and NGOsinvolved in transboundary water management from EECCA countries.The workshop illustrated good practices and lessons-learned in EECCA, and in the rest ofthe UNECE, UNDP and OSCE areas, and identified recommendations and steps needed to support the establishment of a sustainable framework for cooperation on transboundary waters.

The annual “UNDP Water Community of Practice (CoP)” meeting started on the 25thright after the CWC workshop, and lasted until 26 October 2007. The main objective of this meeting was to provide an update on recent trends anddevelopments in the water sector. The discussion focused on on-going and future UNDPprojects and activities in areas such as National IWRM Planning, Climate Change andAdaptation, Financing and Public-Private Partnerships for Water and Sanitation, ENVSECactivities in Central Asia, as well as on tools to enhance knowledge exchange and networking in Europe & CIS and beyond.

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Agenda

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Background paper on River Basin Commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation

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Development of Integrated Management Plan for Ili-Balkhash Basin, Mr. Iskander Mirkhashimov, Project Manager

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Fostering a Dialogue between Riparian States for Development and Establishment of Initial Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Increased Cooperation and Joint Management in the Kura-Aras River Basin, Mr. M. Adeishvili, Project Leader, UNDP-GEF, Georgia

 

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Investing in Kazakhstan with SACE, Mr. Fabio Fritelli, SACE

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Joint bodies according to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Ms. Francesca Bernardini, UNECE

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Establishment of the Chu-Talas Commission between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan,
Mr. B. Koshmatov, General Director, Water Department of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Chu-Talas Secretariat between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Mr. B Koshmatov, General Director, Water Department of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Convention on the Protection of the Danube River, Mr. D. Drumea, Moldova

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ICWC – achievements and future challenges: water partnership on the way to sustainable development, Mr. V.Dukhovnyi, Director, SIC-ICWC

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EIA in transboundary Context, Mr. O. Pechenyuk. Eco-Expertise

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Activities of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea,
Mr. M. Kazakov, EC-IFAS

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Presentation on Naryn-Syrdarya, Mr. A. Zyrianov, Deputy Director JSC “Electricity Stations”, Mr. E. Orolbayev, Consultant, Kyrgyzstan

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Dispute settlement by Joint Bodies, Ms.Iulia Trombitcaia, Consultant

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Institutional arrangements in transboundary water cooperation, Ms.Iulia Trombitcaia, Consultant

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Rules of procedure and other administrative documents, Ms.Iulia Trombitcaia, Consultant

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River Basin Commissions-Mosel and Saar, Mr.Jean-Marie RIES, Water Management Administration, Luxembourg

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Sava River Basin Commission, Mr. D. Zeljko, Deputy Secretary for River Basin Management and Water Planning in the Secretariat of the Sava Commission

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Integrated Water Resources Management in the South Caucasus, Mr. Zurab Jincharadze, South Caucasus Water Program

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