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The sixth Steering Committee meeting

The sixth Steering Committee meeting

23 May 2014
Dushanbe Tajikistan

Steering Committee meeting discussed the state of water management reforms that the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) helped to design. Over 60 representatives of different stakeholders and donors involved in improving the water resources situation in Tajikistan attended the meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan, Mr. Usmonali Usmonzoda.  Participants expressed satisfaction with the recently implemented institutional changes in water management.

The first step of the reform was implemented in late 2013, when the functions of water sector policymaking and the management of the irrigation infrastructure were divided, ending the potential conflict of interests that existed when the same institution was responsible for both water policy and managing water infrastructure. The next stage of the reform will concentrate on making the necessary changes in legislation to implement the principles of integrated water resources management. The Steering Committee meeting adopted the proposals on the scope of changes needed in the Water Code, proposed by the UNECE-funded national working group.

Press release of the meeting is available in English and Russian.


Documents ENG RUS
Agenda (Повестка дня) PDF PDF
Minutes (Протокол)   PDF
List of participants (Список участников)   PDF
Presentations ENG RUS
Objectives and priorities of the newly established Ministry of Energy and Water Resources towards reforms in the water sector
Mr. Sulton  Rahimov, First Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan
Responsibilities and plans of the new Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation in suрport to water sector reforms
Mr. Bakhrom Gafarov, Deputy Director of the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation under the Government
Republic of Tajikistan
Results of the analysis about necessary legal changes to support water sector reforms of Tajikistan
Mr. Anatoliy Kholmatov
Results of the capacity building on water use measurements
Mr. Sayfullo Isomiddinov, Director of agricultural-irrigation consultancy
Example of successful irrigation sector reform
Mr. Harutyun Khachatryan, State Committee on Water Systems of the Ministry of Territorial Administration of Armenia
Experience of donors and International Organizations:    
Finland (Ms. Tea Törnroos) PDF
USAID (Mr. James Campbell) PDF  
Oxfam (Ms. Nazokat Isaeva)   PDF