Documents and publications of the third project phase

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Third phase

The establishment of a training centre for the safety of hydrotechnical installations in Taraz, Kazakhstan has been facilitated by the project. In February 2013 a seminar “training the trainers” was held with the support of the Diagnostic Centre of Gosvodkhoznadzor of Uzbekistan. Further training for participants from Central Asian countries were supported in 2014.

In cooperation with ESCAP and with support of the Russian Federation a training seminar on the safety of small dams was organised in Moscow 30 June - 2 July 2014.

In the framework of the bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on dam safety of individual dams and other hydrotechnical installations, work was initiated to establish an automated monitoring system for the Kirov dam on the transboundary Talas river. A safety review was also made in 2013 of the Ortotokoi dam on the transboundary Chu river. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has made funds available for improving the monitoring system at this dam.

In order to further facilitate education and training a text book on the safety of hydrotechnical installation has been developed with the support of the Eurasian Development Bank and published in the beginning of 2014. The text book includes a printed text that can be found here and a CD-disk with the annexes that is found here.

In 2015 efforts to develop national legal and institutional frameworks for dam safety were made in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. In both cases this work was done in cooperation with OSCE. In Tajikistan a strategy was developed for the development of the institution established in 2014 with the responsibility for dam safety. In Kazakhstan contributions were made to the preparation of new legislation on dam safety.

A safety monitoring system on the Ortotokoi dam in Kyrgyzstan was installed in the framework of the project and inaugurated in the autumn of 2015. See report below.

The key substantive elements on the regional level in 2015 are:  work on low-pressure dams and renewal of “rules for exploitation”. Consultancy reports on these issues are found below. A regional meeting took place in December 2015.

Meeting and other reportsENGRUS
Training workshop on establishment of an international training center for the safety of hydraulic structures in the city of Taraz (Taraz, Kazakhstan, 11-15 February 2013)PDFPDF
Regional Meeting on Dam Safety Cooperation in Central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan, 19-20 November 2013)

link to the documents

1st training seminar on safety of hydraulic structures (Taraz, Kazakhstan, 14-18 April 2014)PDF
2nd training seminar on safety of hydraulic structures (Taraz, Kazakhstan, 26-30 May 2014)PDF
The Seminar on Ensuring the Safety of Small Hydrotechnical Installations (HTI) in the countries of Central Asia
(Moscow, Russian Federation, 30 June - 2 July 2014)
link to the
meeting page
National Roundtable on Dam Safety (Astana, Kazakhstan, 17 September 2014)PDF
Regional Meeting on Dam Safety Cooperation in Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11-12 November 2014) link to the
Training on Dam Safety (Shymkent, Kazakhstan, 19-21 November 2014)PDF
Regional meeting on Dam Safety cooperation in Central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan, 3-4 December 2015)link to the documents
Report on the Orto-Tokoi safety monitoringPDF
Guidelines for the preparation of a national programme for safe exploitation of low-pressure hydrotechnical installations for countries in Central AsiaPDF
Instructions for development, consultations and approval of rules for exploitation of hydrotechnical installation in Central AsiaPDF
Modern methods and technology for the safety of hydrotechnical installations PDF
World Bank publication on dam safetyPDF
International workshop on hydraulic engineering facility safety for participants from central asian countries (st. Petersburg, russia, april 25-28, 2016)link to the documents
Regional meeting on Dam Safety Cooperation in Central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1-2 March 2017)link to the documents
Bulletins on dam safety provided by Kazgidroproject link to the brochures