Second Regional Consultation on Valuing Water held in Tajikistan

Media Advisory

WHAT                  High Level Panel on Water - Valuing Water Consultation

WHEN                  8:30 AM, Thursday, 6 JULY, 2017

WHERE                SERENA HOTEL, Dushanbe, Tajikistan


To accelerate a change in the way governments, societies, and the private sector use and manage water, the UN Secretary-General and World Bank Group President convened a High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) at the Heads of State and Government level.

Tajikistan has been chosen as one of several countries to host a HLPW regional consultation meeting that aims at providing the leadership required championing a comprehensive, inclusive, and collaborative way of developing and managing water resources, and improving water and sanitation related services.

This HLPW consultation, which is the second one to be held after South Africa on 30 May, will be attended by high-level officials of water management organisations of Central Asian countries, representatives of ministries and agencies of Tajikistan, international and regional organisations, financial institutions, academia, youth, NGOs and other stakeholders.

The purpose of the consultations is to obtain views from a wide array of regional and country level stakeholders on the proposals from the HLPW on the Valuing Water preamble and principles. The consultations will build awareness and examine the regional/country level relevance of global perspectives, and provide inputs, options and recommendations that will enhance resolutions from the HLPW.

The HLPW is aimed at developing a set of shared principles to motivate and encourage governments, business and civil society to consider water’s multiple values and to guide the transparent incorporation of these values into decision-making by policymakers, communities, and businesses.

Members of the HLPW are Heads of State from Australia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Jordan, Mauritius (co-chair), Mexico (co-chair), Netherlands, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, and Tajikistan.

Media contacts

Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan

Mr. Rustam Abdullaev, Senior Specialist, Department of Water Resources,, Tel: +992 934004472

Global Water Partnership

Ms. Eva Blässar, Writer & Media Officer, Tel: +46 76 677 8635   

Ms. Valentina Khaidarova, GWP CACENA Communications Officer, Tel: +998 90 9033726