Taking into account the importance and necessity implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management in the river basins of Tajikistan, the State Enterprises “TajikNIIGiM” Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan in order to raise the level of awareness of decision-makers in the implementation of mechanisms for the implementation of IWRM in the Tajik part of the Syrdarya river basin September 24, 2019 at the Training Center of the National Bank of the city of Gulistan, Sughd region, at a high level, holds a Round table on the topic “Raising the awareness of decision-makers in the implementation of mechanisms for the introduction of IWRM in the Tajik part of the Syrdarya river basin.”
IWRM is currently the best technology in environmental management and is one of the priorities announced by the UN General Assembly in the framework of the International Year of Freshwater (2003), the International Year of Water Cooperation (2013), the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” (2005 -2015) and the International Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018-2028), which “consolidated the understanding in the world community about the need to move from discussions, expressions of intentions and declarations of obligations to the implementation of practical measures in the water sector.”
The main goal:
The organization of the round table is aimed at building the capacity of knowledge on IWRM, and its principles at the level of decision-makers, Chairmen of local executive authorities of the Tajik part of the Syrdarya river, experts, as well as those involved in the water sector to coordinate activities in the field of distribution and use of water resources in all sectors of the national economy. The main goal of the round table is aimed at strengthening the managerial professionalism of stakeholders in the decision-making process related to all potential participants, including water management organizations, organizations for water supply and sanitation, fisheries, industry, agriculture, etc., in the name of achieving sustainable use of water resources.
Within the framework of the round table, the following speakers will be involved: specialists from the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, scientists from the State Enterprise “TajikNIIGiM” and the Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, experts on gender issues of IWRM, specialists on the IWRM project of the River Basin Zeravshan “, etc.
From the side of the Tajik part of the Syrdarya river basin, it is planned to involve in the round table the Chairmen of local executive authorities of the districts: Spitamen, J. Rasulov, B. Gaffurov, Sughd region. The estimated amount of participants is 20-25 people;
As a result of the round table, the participants will be provided with knowledge and information about the implementation of the Water Sector Reform Program for 2016-2025, the implementation of IWRM principles in Central Asia, examples: IWRM in Europe (France, Spain, Portugal), IWRM in America, examples of management river basins, Legislative and legal framework for IWRM in Tajikistan, Basin institutions and management tools, IWRM: Gender and Science, as well as the results of the 4-day training (identified problems and ways to solve them). During the round table, it is planned to create a platform for discussing water problems, regulations and the possibility of cooperation in water policy.
In general, it can be colligate that this event is aimed at setting the goals of “Achieving sustainable development for long-term socio-economic progress through equitable use of water and benefits from water resources of the river basins of Tajikistan.”