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The seminar-training on “Improving Transboundary Water Management”

7 - 8 December 2015

Astana, Kazakhstan

The seminar-training on “Improving Transboundary Water Management” took place in Astana 7 - 8 December 2015. The event was organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in cooperation with the Scientific Research Education Centre “Green Academy” in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNECE Joint Project on Supporting Kazakhstan’s Transition to a Green Economy Model. Organizational support for the meeting was provided by the SREC “Green Academy”.

The main aim of the seminar-training was to present and discuss aspects of international water legislation, transboundary water management and experience of transboundary water cooperation with a focus on the organisation and financing of joint bodies.

The meeting was attended by 19 participants from Basin Inspections, Committee on Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Energy. Together with the staff of the UNECE Secretariat, UNDP, international experts and representatives of other international and non-governmental organizations the meeting gathered 31 people.

DocumentsENGRUS
AgendaPDFPDF
List of participantsPDFPDF
ReportPDFPDF
Presentations
Opening session
Session 1: Overview of International water legislation

“Supporting Kazakhstan’s Transition to a Green Economy Model” Project: issues about transboundary cooperation

Overview GE project

Water Convention GE

Climate Change Adaptation GE

Finnish-Russian transboundary water co-operation: experiences from 50 years

Mr. Bo Libert, Regional Adviser on Environmental Protection UNECE

 

 

 

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International water legislation: the basics

Mr. Sergei Vinogradov, an international expert

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Technical UNECE and the convention secretariats, The executive Committee

Implementation Committee GE

Water Quality in CA GE

Mr. Bo Libert, Regional Adviser on Environmental Protection UNECE

 

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Experiences from Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the IFAS

Mr. Sagit Ibatullin, a national expert

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Possible directions of the IFAS reformation

Mr. Sergei Vinogradov, an international expert

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Session 2: International water legislation and Kazakhstan

UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents: Case Studies

Mr. Serik Akhmetov, Chairman of the Foundation "Center of Water Initiatives"

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Kazakhstan’s experience on bilateral cooperation on transboundary water management: Chu-Talas, China, Russia

Mr. Musilim Zhienbayev, and 

Ms. Indira Akbozova

 

 

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Session 3: Joint bodies: Organization and financing of cooperation

Joint bodies of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Water Management (including the issues of the joint management of the Rhine Basin)

Mr. Bo Libert, Regional Adviser on Environmental Protection UNECE

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International Sava River Basin Commission

• Tasks of the Commission
• Financing
• Organization
• Challenges

Ms. Dejan Komatina, Secretary, International Sava River Basin Commission

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The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

Ms. Dejan Komatina, Secretary, International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC)

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Discussion: Joint bodies of the management of transboundary water resources of Kazakhstan

Mr. Amirkhan Kenshimov, Deputy Director of the Public Foundation "Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea"

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Session 4: Improving transboundary water cooperation of Kazakhstan

Presentation of the next steps and the final debate

Moderator: Mr. Bulat Yessekin, a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Water Partnership, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Policy UNECE

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