The working group meeting took place on 6 December 2013 in Astana and was chaired by Mr. Bulat Bekniyaz, head of the Water Resources Committee at the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. An NPD workplan for 2014–2015 was discussed and adopted at the meeting, with two main areas of work for next year: UNECE will support Kazakhstan in studying the possibilities for joining the UNECE/World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO-Europe) Protocol on Water and Health; and OECD will help to develop economic models for water supply and sanitation in rural areas of Kazakhstan.
|List of participants|
|Aims and priorities of the National Policy Dialogue in Kazakhstan
Mr. Mukhtar Zhakenov, Head of department, the Committee for Water Resources of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources
|Project “Sustainable models of operation and financing of water supply and sanitation systems in villages and small towns”
Mr. Marian Wojciech Szymanowicz, project team leader, Mr. Alexander Martoussevich, Senior Project Manager, OECD Environment Directorate
|Assessment of legal, institutional, financial and capacity needs for the implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health
Mr. Serik Akhmetov, national expert and member of the Bureau of the Water Convention from the Central Asian region