ISARM sub-regional workshop in Central Asia: "Transboundary Aquifers Management in Central Asia: an Integrated Approach for Multidisciplinary Study and Governance" held in Almaty 12-13 September 2011.
Within the framework of the UNESCO-IHP International Shared Aquifer resources Management (ISARM) initiative, IHP in cooperation with the UNESCO office in Almaty and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) organised a sub-regional workshop on "Transboundary Aquifers Management in Central Asia: an Integrated Approach for Multidisciplinary Study and Governance". The workshop was attended by scientists, water managers and decision makers from Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan and Tajikistan.
The recommendations formulated by the regional scientists and groundwater experts in this workshop will contribute to advancing the implementation of the ISARM initiative in the region and will be channelled into the preparatory process of the 6th World Water Forum's Priority for Action 1.5 on "Water Cooperation and Peace" which is led by the UNESCO. In addition, the priority issues identified by the country representatives will serve as a basis for the preparation of the project proposals to be presented to the donor community in view of the future implementation of a transboundary aquifer management project in the region.