With the endorsement of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs IGRAC is organising a Roundtable on the Aral Sea Basin, to be held in Delft (The Netherlands) on the 16th December from 14.00-17.00.
The disappearance of the Aral Sea is considered one of the largest environmental catastrophes of our time. Development of international cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to mitigate consequences of water scarcity and solve transboundary water management issues is the joint effort of the countries in the region in cooperation with the international community. The purpose of this Roundtable is to discuss the current state of cooperation and identify actions aimed at improving a balanced environmental and socio-economic development in the Basin. The Roundtable is organised in cooperation with UNESCO-IHE as a part of the training course on Preventive Diplomacy for Transboundary Water Management with a Focus on Central Asia.
The Roundtable will bring together the participants of the course, representatives of the Aral Sea countries and national and international agencies and organisations that are (or might become) involved in implementing programs and projects in the Aral Sea Basin.