Executive Committee of the International Fund
for saving the Aral Sea

Webinar: ” Outlining the economic foundations of regional cooperation on water in Central Asia”

On 15 April 2021, the Chairman of the IFAS Executive Committee, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda made a speech at the webinar “Determining the economic foundations of regional cooperation in the field of water resources in Central Asia.”

The webinar was organized as part of the research program “Water as a driver of sustainable recovery: economic, institutional, and strategic aspects of water resources management in Central Asia”, with the support of the Blue Peace of Central Asia (BPCA) an initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Center for Central Asian Studies at Corvinus University in Budapest (CUB) and the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC).

In his speech, the Chairman of EC IFAS noted that considering environmental benefits will serve as an important basis not only for solving problems of water, but also for other sectors, and regional approaches to the use of water and energy resources will contribute to their more efficient management to ensure water security, economy growth, improving the well-being of the population and, in general, achieving sustainable development.

 During the webinar, it was also determined that the application of the IWRM concept to the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers and the development of the concept of regional smart investment will contribute to the development of a comprehensive economic framework for regional cooperation on water in Central Asia.