The 31st meeting of the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties Water Convention took place on 21-22 January 2021 in a hybrid form, both online and through the physical presence at the Palais de Nations in Geneva..
On 18-21 January 2021, the International water assessment center attended a high-level event hosted by the Government of Slovenia, the Government of Portugal, and the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA – formerly DG DEVCO) called Water and beyond – EU transformative approaches for international partnership.
The Virtual Workshop on financing transboundary water cooperation and basin development took place online on 16 and 17 December 2020. It discussed challenges and opportunities related to the financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development.
The meeting to hear reports prepared within the framework of budget programs was held on December 15, 2020, in Nur-Sultan under the chairmanship of the Director of the Department of Transboundary Rivers of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Shalabekova A. L.
The Second meeting of the Working group on Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the Bureau of the Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes was held on 14 December 2020 in Nur-Sultan and chaired by Vice-Minister of ecology, Geology and natural resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nysanbaeva E. N.
The Sixth Meeting of Inter-ministerial Coordination Council of the National Water Policy Dialogue in Kazakhstan was held on 20 November 2020 in Nur-Sultan.
The Sixth Meeting of Inter-ministerial Coordination Council of the National Water Policy Dialogue in Kazakhstan is scheduled to take place on 20 November 2020 in Nur-Sultan and will be chaired by Mr. Yerlan Nysanbayev, vice-minister of ecology, geology, and natural resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On 6 November 2020 International water assessment center (IWAC) director Serik Akhmetov welcomed Mr. Ruslan Matkerimov, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan, to discuss the past, present and future cooperation on transboundary water resources between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
On 3 November 2020 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe Protocol on Water and Health organized its 11th Meeting of the Task Force on Target Setting and Reporting that was held in a hybrid format, both virtually and in person.
On October 15, 2020 the Director of the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC), Mr. Serik Akhmetov met with Mr. Omar Aziz, the Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The meeting took place at the office of IWAC.