On 3-4 February 2022 the Convention’s Working Group on Implementation (WGI) organized a special session for a seminar on good practices and lessons learned in implementing the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents. The seminar was held in Geneva and online via zoom.

The International Water Assessment Centre in cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Europe initiated the implementation of the project "Development of joint measures to prevent and respond to pollution of the Syrdarya River in emergency situations."

The purpose of the project is to reduce and prevent pollution of water resources of the transboundary Syrdarya River by assisting the Joint Kazakh-Uzbek working group in developing joint measures to prevent and respond to emergency water pollution.

On December 21, 2021, the first technical meeting of experts of the project "Development of joint measures to prevent and respond to pollution of the Syr Darya river in emergency situations" was held.

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December 10, 2021 in Nur-Sultan under the chairmanship of Erbol Tashimov, Chief expert of the Directorate of international water relations of the Department of Transboundary Essentials of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan the Fifth meeting of the working group on the chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the Bureau of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (hereinafter - the Working Group) was held.

On December 2, 2021 the Inaugural Meeting of the Working Group on Tailings Safety and the Prevention of Accidental Water Pollution (IIWG) took place in Tajikistan, bringing together representatives of different national authorities, operators, international institutions and interested specialists to strengthen tailings safety in Tajikistan and beyond in Central Asia. The group agreed on the Terms of Reference of the IIWG and recommended its formal establishment under the government of Tajikistan. With this, Tajikistan is the first country in Central Asia to launch the establishment of such a working group.

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On November 25, 2021, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, a Meeting of the Working Group on Preparation to the Seventh Meeting of the Interministerial Coordination Council to the National Dialogue on Water Policy (NPD) was held. The meeting was organized with the participation of representatives of state bodies of Kazakhstan, expert community and international organizations.

The Twelfth Meeting of the Task Force on Target Setting and Reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) - Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) took place on November 17, 2021.

 

26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.

The Training Workshop on the exchange of experience between the Slovak Republic and Central Asian countries in the field of hydrometeorological services was held in the videoconference mode from 10 to 11 November, 2021.

From 19 to 20 October 2021, the Central Asian Subregional Preparatory Conference for the 9th World Water Forum “Water Security for Peace and Development” was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.