Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: September 2014

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Kazakhstan

17.09.2014

Security of hydro objects

In the Ministry of agriculture of Kazakhstan passed a round table on the topic «Activity improving on the security of hydro technical structure in Kazakhstan Republic». Economy of the Central Asia countries is closely linked with the usage of transboundary water resources. River runoff of the region is almost over-regulated by the cascades of water storage reservoirs, the basins of the transboundary rivers are now managed water systems. However hydrotechical constructions that regulate the flow, were built 30-40 years ago. Roundtable participants noted that today there is a need for development and adoption of the draft law on the safety of hydraulic structures, which will settle the legal regulations in the field of safety of hydraulic structures.

Press-service of Ministry of Agriculture

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Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: June 2014

Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: June 2014

          

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Kazakhstan

04.06.2014

Briefing

Minister of environment and water resources N. Kapparov defined 5 indicators of water resources management program: water supply; increase of water resources; drinking water supply; water drain; ecosystem saving. To reach settled goals following acts are needed: decrease water use for 14%, enhancement of tariff policy, construction and exploitation of water infrastructure, establishment of water economy companies and implementation of the project on saving Northern part of Aral Sea and regulation of Syrdarya river bed.

Kazakhstan 2050

09.06.2014

Bilateral negotiations of Irtysh River

Negotiations between China and Kazakhstan on Irtysh River cannot reach its logic finish – water apportionment agreement. According to plans such document had to be signed in this year, but seems this process will be delayed till 2016. The stumbling-block of this case is the principle of “equitable allocation of water resources”, which understood by parties in different way. And in accordance with this situation none of among international legal documents or international organization can provide with monosemantic definition of this principle, which could help to solve Kazakh-Chinese problem.

Journal «Karavan»

 

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Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: April 2014

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Kazakhstan

16.04.2014

National water legislation

President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Decree "On State program management of water resources of Kazakhstan and on making additions to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated March 19, 2010 № 957 "On Approval of the List of government programs". As noted, the strategic objective of the State program is to ensure water security of the Republic of Kazakhstan by improving the efficiency of water management. The main objectives of the State program are: guaranteed provision of population, environment and economy sectors with water resources by implementation of water conservation and increase the volume of available water resources; better management of water resources; preservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Strategy 2050

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Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: May 2014

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Kazakhstan

16.05.2014

National water legislation

By resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan the action plan for the implementation of the state program of water management was approved. Events are grouped into five target indicators defined by the state program and aimed at water conservation, additional increase of available water resources and improving the management of water bodies.

1) reduction in water consumption per unit of GDP by 33%.

2) increase of amount of additional surface water resources by 0.6 cubic km.

3,4) water supply and sanitation in settlements.

5) Addressing the annual needs of natural objects in water at level of 39 cubic km.

“Kazinform”

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Wasserzeichen

Quelle: Deutschlandfunk Radio Program announcement

link: http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/wasserzeichen-gabe-gottes-wirtschaftsgut-und-menschenrecht.1184.de.html?dram:article_id=282538

Wem gehört das Wasser? Wasser ist Leben, es besitzt in vielen Religionen eine besondere Bedeutung und steht oft am Anfang der Schöpfungsgeschichte. Die Geschichten des Alten Testaments spiegeln die Erfahrungen der Menschen im Nahen Osten mit Wasserknappheit wider und zeigen den Respekt, den sie sowohl der lebensspendenden wie der zerstörerischen Kraft des Wassers zollten. Doch Wasser ist oft die Quelle für Streit auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen, sei es zwischen Menschen in kleinen Dörfern oder ganzen Staaten.

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