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International scientific-practical conference «Transboundary cooperation in Central Asia – safety, sustainability and prosperity of the region»

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Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral sea in Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the Kazakh National Agrarian University (KazNAU), Institute of Geography of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, OSCE Programme Office in Astana shall hold International scientific-practical conference «Transboundary cooperation in Central Asia – safety, sustainability and prosperity of the region», dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination and preparatory process for the 8th Water Forum (March 2018, Brazil) on 78th of September, 2017 in Almaty.

Financial support: Executive Board of the IFAS in Kazakhstan, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Global Water Partnership, The Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development”, Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, The “Cooperation for Sustainable Development” Center.

Representatives of foreign countries of IFAS, EurAsEC, EU, international organizations and financial institutions will take part in the conference. The heads of water management organizations of the republic, representatives of interested state bodies, Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan are expected to attend.

This event will be held September 7-8, 2017 at the Kazakh National Agrarian University in Almaty.

The conference will work with sections below:

Section 1. Water conservation and integrated management of water resources.

Section 2. Safety of hydraulic constructions, preventive measures of emergencies within the context of climate change.

Section 3. Irrigation and irrigated agriculture, agroecology and environmental protection at water management structures

Section 4. Agriculture water supply, irrigation of pastures and using renewable energy sources.

In addition to the proposed program of the conference there will be side events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Mr. Kenshimova Amirkhan Kadyrbekovich, Honored Water Management Officer of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Based on the results of the work, the Resolution will be adopted, and the Proceedings of the conference participants will be published.