The workshop was held in Tashkent on December 14. The main idea is to show the possibility of SEA application to develop river basin management plans.
Among the participants are representatives of the Austrian Environmental Agency (AEA), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), representatives of national and local ministries and departments such as: Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources, Uzhydromet, Gosvodkhoznadzor, Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan, JSC "Uzbekhydroenergo", Tashkent Institute of Agricultural Irrigation and Mechanization and NCU
Mr. Clemens Conrad, Environmental Lawyer and Mr. Florian Wolf-Ott, Water Specialist from the AEA shared the theoretical and practical foundations of the SEO, stressing that SEA is a systematic decision-making process that considers environmental aspects into plan and programme-making at the same time as economic and other aspects to ensure full inclusion of environmental consideration and sustainable development goals at the earliest stage of decision-making.
In the course of his presentation Mr. Said Sharipov, specialist of the CAREC Water Initiatives Support Program, shared the CAREC's approaches and expertise in the field of basin planning and the works done within the project "Strengthening the capacity in water resources management at the national and basin levels in Uzbekistan". For example, - Сonducted assessment of the CAREC approach on basin planning approach to water legislation and water management requirements of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Adapted manual on basin planning to water management conditions in Uzbekistan.
The event was organized by GIZ with the financial support of Component 1“National policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management” within The European Union (EU) “Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan”. Programme