Progress in strengthening water resources management in Kyrgyzstan

The eighth meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on integrated water resources in management in Kyrgyzstan took place in Bishkek on 24 October 2012. It was organized by the Department of Water Management and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration of Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the framework of the European Union Water Initiative.

The Steering Committee discussed the report “Setting targets in the context of the Protocol on Water and Health in Kyrgyzstan” and decided to submit it for review to the ministries, agencies and local authorities. The report analyses key challenges for water supply, sanitation and reducing water-related diseases in Kyrgyzstan and suggests measures and targets aimed to improve the situation through coordinated action of governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations.