SIC ICWC, BWO SYR DARYA AND IWMI JOINTLY HOSTED A WORKSHOP DEDICATED TO THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF IFAS
On 23rd of February 2023 the Scientific-Information Center of Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia (SIC ICWC) jointly with BWO Syr Darya and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) hosted a workshop titled “Efficient distribution of water resources in the Syr Darya River basin in the context of climate change”. The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS). The workshop brought together the heads and experts of BWO Syr Darya and representatives of water management organizations from the Fergana Valley.
The experts of SIC ICWC made presentations on IFAS activities, transboundary water cooperation, implementation of IWRM in the context of climate change, improvement of water monitoring and accounting. Available data platforms, tools and models in support for decision-making in the Syr Darya River basin as well as financial mechanisms contributing to improved water use efficiency were demonstrated.
The issues affecting the efficiency of water distribution and the measures required to eliminate existing shortcomings were identified during the panel discussions. Topics for future trainings were discussed as well.