The Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation, organized by the Government of Tajikistan on 20 and 21 August 2013, gathered a considerable audience to discuss and share various opinions on the role of water in sustainable development.
GWP CACENA, aiming to present its Program on Climate Change Adaptation for 2013-2015, has organized the Special Focused Event "IWRM as a practical approach for adaptation to climate change in the countries of Central Asia and Caucasus".
The GWP CACENA Nomination Commission approved Mr. Djayloobayev A. for the position of Manager of the GWP Water and Climate Programme: Transfer GWP's Knowledge for Climate-Resilient Development in Caucasus and Central Asia for 2013- 2015
Sixth meeting of Task Force on Water and Climate (Convention of the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 June 2013.
On 2 June 2013 the CWP-Georgia jointly with "Greens Movement of Georgia" have broadly celebrated the Day of the Kura-Araks rivers basin protection in Georgia.
GWP CACENA and Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan have announced on 15 June 2013 the photo competition "Ubiquitous Water..." within the Twelfth Republican ecological journalism competition.
“An integrated approach to managing and developing the world’s water resources is vital for not only driving world economies, ensuring human well-being and security from hunger, but can also serve as an essential building block for enhancing coherence on adaptation,” said Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Chair of GWP at a side event at the Bonn climate change negotiations. “Water is the connecting link because climate impacts are largely felt through the medium of water,” she said.
Mr. Bulat Yessekin, GWP CACENA Regional Council Member from Kazakhstan, is selected to the GWP Steering Committee for 2013-2015 by the GWP Nomination Committee.
GWP CACENA participated in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 19-20 May 2013, on the theme of “Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment.” The meeting was organized by the Royal Thai Government in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and supporting regional and international organizations.
GWP CACENA Regional Coordinator - Vadim Sokolov attended 49th meeting of Board of Governors (BoG) of the World Water Council on 12-13 May 2013 in Seoul (Korea) as an Observer on behalf of the GWP Executive Secretary, Ania Grobicki.
On 12-19 May 2013 the Republic of Armenia hosted 11th European Youth Parliament for Water on “Water Resource Management”.