On March 03, 2017 the 18th meeting of the Basin Council was held in Kyzylorda city, the event was organized by the Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the GIZ Office in Kazakhstan.
INFORMATION on the XVIIIth Session of the Aral-Syr Darya Basin Council
Date: March 3-4, 2017
Venue: Training Center at the Aral-Syrdarya Basin Council
Kyzylorda, Abay avenue, 25 “B”, 4th floor of the Kazakh Rice-Farming Research Institute. I.Zhakhaev
On March 03, 2017 the 18th meeting of the Basin Council was held in Kyzylorda city, the event was organized by the Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the GIZ Office in Kazakhstan. The meeting was attended by members of the Aral-Syr Darya Basin Council, heads of other Basin inspections in the Republic of Kazakhstan, independent experts and representatives of international and regional organizations.
With a welcome speech Mr. Nikolayenko – Regional Advisor of the TWRM (Transboundary water resources management) of GIZ and Bolat Bekniyaz. – Director of the EB IFAS in RK, who stressed the importance of the annual meetings of the Basins Councils for solving urgent problems related to water management measures not only of the Aral Region, but also in Kazakhstan, in general, the Chairman of the Basin Council Mr. Karlykhanov reported on the implementation of the decision of the seventeenth meeting of the Basin Council, as well as on the introduction of changes in the composition of the Basin Council.
On the agenda of the next meeting of the Aral-Syr Darya Basin Council will be discussed issues such as the state of the lakes of fishery importance, ongoing measures for the constant supply of lakes with water, the introduction of the Syrdarya delta into the Barsakelmes reserve, the current state of the Syr Darya river pollution, the current situation and the situation in the catchment areas of the Aksu, Baldyrbek, Sairamsu and Badam rivers in the South Kazakhstan Oblast, illegal subsoil users on the riverbeds of the SKO (South Kazakhstani Oblast), the development of the Declaration of Safety and hydro-engineering facilities of water supply for Shymkent, Saryagash and Kazygurtsky districts of SKO Ugam river. Mr. Bekniaz presented new projects and activities related to the Aral region, which will be implemented in the coming years. At the end of the meeting, each governor of the Basin Inspection expressed his ideas and wishes for water management measures.
On March 4, the delegation visited the Kyzylorda and Aitek waterworks, and got acquainted with the technical state of the waterworks and about the ongoing work on accident-free passage of flood waters during the winter and spring periods on the Syrdarya river, and also visited the Regional Water Museum