International expert meeting for the Region of Central Asia on “Institutional Mechanisms of Transboundary Water Cooperation”

Dr Sergei Vinogradov recently took part as a moderator and keynote speaker in an expert workshop in Almaty (Kazakhstan) under the auspices of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).

Among the core activities of UNRCCA is promotion and support of the dialogue among Central Asian states on trans-boundary water management in the region. The meeting was attended by the representatives of national ministries of foreign affairs, natural resources and the environment of the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as some intergovernmental organisations (UNESCO, UNECE, World Bank) and relevant regional NGOs.

The discussion covered a wide range of issues related to the role played by river basin institutions in various parts of the world, their functioning and achievements.