Established February 2002
Water situation today The region can geographically be subdivided into two sub-regions: The Southern Caucasus (three countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia), and Central Asia (five countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). There is a big differentiation in renewable water resources availability among the countries within each sub-region. The biggest part of the territory is located in the arid and semi-arid climate, and irrigated agriculture accounts for about 85-90 % of total water use. The most common challenging issues for the Caucasian sub-region are the low access to proper drinking water supply and sanitation, water ecosystems degradation, floods and, in some zones, water scarcity. For Central Asia they are increasing water deficit and water ecosystems degradation. Transboundary issues are common for all CACENA countries. The principal efforts undertaken by national water authorities mostly addressing to implementation of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) principles towards MDGs achievement in all eight countries. These include public participation in decision making, promoting political will to cooperation among sectors and countries, initiating dialogues among all stakeholders and support to practical actions at local levels. Due to active role of the RWP CACENA a close cooperation has been established between water specialists in the region, joint activities have been implemented, as a result of which good relationship has been established between the countries. During the regional meetings within the framework of GWP CACENA, exchange of information and management experience takes place between the principal stakeholders. The GWP CACENA provides favorable conditions for integrating not only into the GWP network activities, but also for involving local partners into activities supported by other international organizations and donors.
Programs and actionThe mission of GWP CACENA is “to support CACENA countries in the sustainable management of their water resources”. The guiding principles stem from the Dublin and Rio statements, the Millennium Assembly and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and adapted over time to reflect the international understanding of “equitable and efficient management and sustainable use of water”. The main objective of the GWP CACENA is to promote the principles of integrated water resources management and to that end:
GWP CACENA Institutional Structure download (pdf, 14 kB) Regional Council Regional Council is the main driving force for the GWP CACENA and established in 7 December 2006 instead of Regional Technical Advisory Committee (RTAC).
Regional Council members GWP CACENA Regional Secretariat
In accordance with Agreement between GWP Secretariat and the Host Institute for GWP CACENA (International Water Management Institute), Regional Secretariat of the GWP CACENA located in the IWMI office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Address of the GWP CACENA Secretariat:
IWMI Central Asia and Caucasus OfficeApt, 123, home 6, Murtazaeva str.,P.O. Box 4564, GlavpochtamtTashkent, 100 000,Republic of UzbekistanTelephone: (998 71) 237 04 45Fax: (998 71) 237 03 17E-mail: email@example.com
Host Institute Agreement (pdf, 31 kB)
The Armenia Country Water Partnership is officially registered as NGO.
The certain steps to put the IWRM principles in practice have been made in Armenia. The first steps were stated in the Water Code and in the related by-lows over the last years. The IWRM principles are adopted in a number of national projects and the programs, which are implemented in Armenia under financial support of the international donors with proper methodological facilitation from GWP CACENA. The Ministry of Nature Protection and the Water Resources Management Agency play a key role in practical application of the IWRM principles. The Armenia Water Partnership IWRM includes 21 accredited partners and promotes public awareness and participation processes acting in close cooperation with the above-mentioned authorities. Also it conducts the capacity development programs on IWRM issues.
Established: September 2005
Mrs. Arevik Hovsepyan38, Cholakyan Str.Yerevan, 0037, ArmeniaTel.: (37410) 20 96 03Fax: (37410) 20 96 04E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: http://www.cwp.am
Country Water Partnership of Georgia is the Non Governmental Organization. Its establishment was the result of the four years existence of Georgia in the GWP for Central Asia and Caucasus. At present the organization unified 18 accredited partners from governmental authorities, private and non-governmental organization, science, foundations and other stakeholders. Their involvement will contribute in the practical introduction of the principles IWRM in Georgia. Therefore the financial and institutional support of GWP CACENA the public awareness campaign is organized (e.g. the day for protection of Kura-Araks, The day of protection of the Black Sea) as well as the roundtable for improving the water legislation, institutional development, implementation of Millenniums Goals development etc. It cooperates closely with the international programmes and projects (USAID, UNDP, NATO), addressed to implementation the principles of IWRM. It also participates in the development of the policy paper on management of Water Resources in Georgia. All the actions of the organization are based on the principles and values of GWP.
Established: June 2006Mr. George Dzamukashvili2-9-125, Varketili 3,Tbilisi, 0163, GeorgiaTel.: (995 32) 40 81 38Fax: (995 32) 40 81 74E-mail: email@example.com
The Kazakhstan Country Water Partnership was created as formal network of 37 institutions (governmental authorities, design, research and academic institutions and NGOs) to facilitate process of the National IWRM and Water Efficiency Plan development (with support from Government of Norway and UNDP) and further its practical implementation.
The Kazakhstan Water Partnership is playing the key role in awareness campaign addressed to the main IWRM principles among politicians, water professionals and organizations, and public organizations dealt with water issues. Primary expectations regarding IWRM principles implementation are related to a Water Code adopted by the Decree No 481-II dated July 09, 2003, in which the basic requirements to IWRM are clearly enough stated. Practically, only in the beginning of 2004, the reform of the water sector based on the Water Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been started. The National IWRM and Water Efficiency Plan formulated by the end 2005 will be the basis for Kazakhstan Water Partnership activities to implement the plan into reality.
Established: May 2004
Prof. Nariman Kipshakbaev81, Janibekov Street, Koktyube-2 block,Almaty, 10 000, KazakhstanTel./Fax: (7 727) 264 34 12E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Uzbekistan Country Water Partnership was created as formal network of 31 accredited partners.
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Accelerating Reforms in the Agricultural Sector” (2003) provides basic framework for putting IWRM into practice at the national level by means of transition from administrative, command system to hydrographic principles of water management and public involvement into water resources governance. The Regional Water Partnership of Central Asia and Caucasus has a recognized role as principal facilitator for the process of development of water policy and strategy of the IWRM at corresponding levels within the Uzbekistan. The CWP was established as a bridge between RWP programs and national activities. Recently, the most attention CWP pays to promote political dialogue on IWRM implementation (in the form of inter-sectoral seminars and round tables). This is basis for exchange of experiences among the sectors and provinces (sub-basins), and also for dissemination of advanced knowledge about all aspects of IWRM summarized by GWP (TEC papers, ToolBox, CapNet manuals, CACENA regional papers and reports, etc.).
Established: March 2007
Mr. Mansur AbduraimovNGO Zaravshan River Protection114a, Uzbekistanskaya Street, Samarkand, 103 000, Republic of UzbekistanTel./Fax: (998 66) 222 80 38E-mail: email@example.com
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