The second meeting of the Regional Expert Group took place on July 31, 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The main objective of the meeting was to familiarize the members of the Regional Expert Group (REG) with their functions and obligations in the framework of project execution; and to determine the structure of five national reports and one consolidated regional report on needs assessment of national water quality systems of Central Asian countries and to clarify the specifics of work process on its development. Please see below the report of the meeting with agenda and list of participants.
On 4-5 December 2017, Almaty hosted a training on "Joint planning of the transboundary monitoring network and visualization of data on water quality" followed by the second meeting of Regional Working Group on water quality. Both events were attended by the members of the Regional Working Group on water quality representing hydrometeorological agencies, water and environmental ministries and departments of the state sanitary and epidemiological control of the region. All five Central Asian countries were represented at the meeting. The main goal of the training was to familiarize participants with the modern internationally accepted water quality management systems, including peculiarities of water quality monitoring, exchange of relevant information and use of monitoring data for joint planning. The overall goal of the Regional Working Group meeting was to determine responsibilities of the Regional Working Group on water quality and empower its cooperation mandate within five countries of Central Asia. The reports of both meetings with the full list of participants and agendas can be found below.
In February 2019, the Regional Working Group gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The key objective of the event was to finalize the Mandate of the Regional Working Group (RWG) on Water Quality, and develop and agree upon the 2019-2020 Work Plan of the Group. The meeting’s proceedings could be obtained here. The meeting was organized by CAREC with financial support from SDC.
|Annual Work Plan 2017 on the project “Strengthening cooperation on water quality management in Central Asia”|
|Report of the seminar of the Regional Working Group and the first meeting of the Expert Group in the project “Strengthening cooperation on water quality management in Central Asia”|
|Report of the training on "Joint planning of the transboundary monitoring network and visualization of data on water quality" and the second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) on water quality 4-5 December 2017 (Almaty, Kazakhstan)|
|The Annual Work Plan 2018 on the project "Strengthening cooperation on water quality management in Central Asia"|
|SURFACE WATERS QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEMS IN CENTRAL ASIA: NEEDS ASSESSMENT (2018)|