Central Asian countries and Afghanistan participate at the World Water Week
Central Asia is a key geopolitical region, which lays between Europe, Middle East, South and East Asia. 25 years of independent development after the dissolution of the Soviet Union brought changes on many aspects in the countries, however more enhanced cooperation in addressing environmental and water management challenges remains crucial for the future sustainability of the region.
Interest across Central Asia to both learn from other relevant experience and share their own experiences and contribute to international efforts to combat the world’s escalating water crisis continues to grow.
In this context, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) has organized a high-level delegation of decision makers from the Central Asian states and Afghanistan to take part at one of the world's largest sites in the field of sharing experiences on water resources management – the World Water Week (WWW), August 27 – September 1, 2017. In this context, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) has organized a high-level delegation of decision makers from the Central Asian states to take part at one of the world's largest sites in the field of sharing experiences on water resources management – the World Water Week (WWW), August 27 – September 1, 2017. Participation of the delegates is supported by SIWI, the European Union, USAID and the Ministry of Environment of the Kingdom of Norway.
WWW is a global platform for coordination and discussion of water problems in the world, which is organized traditionally by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Experts, practitioners, and decision-makers, as well as business innovators and young professionals from all over the world, gather in Stockholm every year to exchange ideas, network cooperation and develop new solutions for the most pressing issues related to water. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “Water and waste: reduce and reuse”.
Representation of the region's positions in this process will allow reflecting the interests of Central Asia in the development of new goals on the one hand, in addition, it will give a new impetus to cooperation and search for "common ground" within the region, on the other hand.
While SIWI provides a water diplomacy training for the delegation on August 30, during World Water Week, and convene a development meeting with European MFAs. Moreover, the Republic of Tajikistan presents its pavilion at the World Water Week dedicated to the country's contribution to the global initiative "Water for Sustainable Development", adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2016. During the week, the pavilion serves as a place for сcorresponding discussions and exhibitions.
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