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Events

Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture No. 22: Mechanisms of water and energy cooperation: International experience and opportunities for Central Asia
Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture No. 22: Mechanisms of water and energy cooperation: International experience and opportunities for Central Asia

USAID Central Asia’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity continues its WEFE Nexus Lecture Series (No. 22) with a focus on the water-energy cooperation in Central Asia.

Event date: 27.02.2024

Location: Online

Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture No. 21: Turning challenges into opportunities: Commercial uses for silt: Cases of Tuyamuyun and Tallimarjan reservoirs
Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture No. 21: Turning challenges into opportunities: Commercial uses for silt: Cases of Tuyamuyun and Tallimarjan reservoirs

USAID Central Asia’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity continues its WEFE Nexus Lecture Series (No. 21) with a focus on the potential use of silt removed from reservoirs in Central Asia.

Event date: 13.02.2024

Location: Online

Exploring Pathways to Investments in Nexus Projects for Enhanced Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia
Exploring Pathways to Investments in Nexus Projects for Enhanced Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia

It is anticipated that the meeting will encompass diverse perspectives on opportunities for Central Asian countries to implement transboundary basin programs. Additionally, potential strategies for attracting requisite investments and efficiently managing them within the context of transboundary basins will be examined.

Event date: 05.12.2023

Location: Dubai, UAE

Meeting of Members of the Network of Academic Societies. The role of the Network of Academic Societies in strengthening regional  cooperation
Meeting of Members of the Network of Academic Societies. The role of the Network of Academic Societies in strengthening regional cooperation

The Central Asian Network of Academic Society (NAS) in Central Asia promotes interaction and knowledge exchange between representatives of educational institutions involved in the management of environment, water, land and energy resources in the context of climate change. NAS provides an opportunity for universities to work with international and regional experts, develop new or improve existing educational courses, prepare necessary methodological material, and train their faculty in new approaches and modern tools.

Event date: 24.11.2023

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Training of trainers on “Water Diplomacy and International Water Law”
Training of trainers on “Water Diplomacy and International Water Law”

This training on “Water Diplomacy and International Water Law” is organized under the USAID Regional Water and Environment Project, and Blue Peace Central Asia Initiative (BPCA) funded by Switzerland. The International Secretariat for Water (Canada) is a partner of the event.

The USAID Regional Water and Environment Activity under Component 1 on Capacity Building and Education initiated the development of a full-fledged course “Water Diplomacy and International Water Law” for undergraduate/graduate students CA universities. The course involves 15 hours of theory and 30 hours of seminars and is assessed for 5 credits. The course content was developed in cooperation with members of the Network of Academic Societies (NAS).

Event date: 20-23.10.2023

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Celebration of the Amu Darya River Day on the regional level
Celebration of the Amu Darya River Day on the regional level

The organization of River Day events for the Amu Darya River Basin is based on proposals from the Activity’s national partners. The celebration helps raise awareness in the region about water use and management in the basin and involves young people in dialogue on water management. Earlier this year, the Activity organized a series of River Day events at the national level in each of the four basin countries – Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Activities at the national level also widely involved youth through drawing and essay contests, water-theme video competitions, and river clean-up activities. 

Event date: 27.09.2023

Location: Khiva, Uzbekistan

5th Regional Coordination Committee meeting
5th Regional Coordination Committee meeting

Participants: USAID Mission in Central Asia, RCC members (including governmental officials from water, environment, agriculture ministries/agencies, foreign affairs ministries, and scientific-research institutions).


Event date: 26.09.2023

Location: Khiva, Uzbekistan

Second Regional robust desision support workshop on the Amu Darya Basin
Second Regional robust desision support workshop on the Amu Darya Basin

The Activity’s regional framework is operationalized through the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) which convenes twice a year in conjunction with the Regional Decision Support (RDS) workshops.


Event date: 25.09.2023

Location: Khiva, Uzbekistan

Round table on smart agriculture: technologies and and benefits for Central Asia
Round table on smart agriculture: technologies and and benefits for Central Asia

During the meeting, special attention will be given to issues of water security, water and land degradation (e.g. soil erosion, salinization, sedimentation due to soil degradation in watersheds, etc.), the relationship between agricultural productivity and water use efficiency, the role the agricultural sector in meeting certain national commitments to reduce CO2 emissions, etc.

Event date: 05.09.2023

Location: online

Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture: Mechanisms for increasing carbon sequestration for ecosystem restoration
Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus Lecture: Mechanisms for increasing carbon sequestration for ecosystem restoration

The 20th edition of the WEFE Nexus lecture series will look more closely at the topic of carbon sequestration, the mechanisms for its operation, and explore the potential of (and steps needed for) the USAID ERAS-I Oasis project to earn the necessary certification.


Event date: 13.09.2023

Location: online

National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Kyrgyzstan
National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Kyrgyzstan

The event is organized by the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity in cooperation with the Water Resources Service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic.  Within the framework of the event, a photo contest among the media and a video contest among schoolchildren were held.

Event date: 15.05.2023

Location: Doroot-Korgon, Kyrgyzstan

National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Tajikistan
National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Tajikistan

Yesterday in Nurek, Tajikistan, the Activity organized the third of four scheduled River Day celebrations this spring in Central Asia for promoting the role of youth for improved water conservation and calling attention to the need for water sector reform to ensure sustainable water management.

Event date: 03.05.2023

Location: Nurek, Tajikistan

National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Turkmenistan
National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Turkmenistan

The events included a meeting with stakeholders to discuss water management issues in the Amu Darya River Basin, tree planting and clean-up activities along the Shavat Canal, and an award ceremony for winning students in the art contest on the theme, "The Amu Darya is a River of Friendship.”

Event date: 27.04.2023

Location: Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Uzbekistan
National celebration of Amu Darya River Day in Uzbekistan

The event as organized by the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activityin cooperation with the Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan. During the national event, an exhibition of drawings and essays by participants of the competitions will be organized and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Event date: 25.04.2023

Location: Nukus, Uzbekistan

The fourth meeting of the National Intersectoral Committee in Turkmenistan
The fourth meeting of the National Intersectoral Committee in Turkmenistan

USAID Central Asia’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity organized the 4th National Intersectoral Committee meeting, a platform for national experts and representatives from seven water-related ministries to discuss how the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus approach (WEFE Nexus) can improve water management and climate change resilience in the country, and to review the results and plans of the Activity.

Event date: 28.02.2023

Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Training of Trainers on the Interactive Nexus Simulation in Turkmenistan (7 and 10 February)
Training of Trainers on the Interactive Nexus Simulation in Turkmenistan (7 and 10 February)

On February 7 and 10, 33 lecturers and professors from the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan (Ashgabat) and the Turkmen Agricultural Institute (Dashoguz) learnt about the interactions between water, energy, food and environment security through the Interactive Nexus Simulation game, conducted by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) in cooperation with USAID Central Asia’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity (WAVE).

Event date: 07,10.02.2023

Location: Ashgabat and Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

Training on organizational capacity building for the small basin council of the Murgab River
Training on organizational capacity building for the small basin council of the Murgab River

The training was held to discuss legislative changes regarding water use and how to ensure financial sustainability of SBC operations. Trainings such as these empower these groups to become more effective stewards for water security for improved livelihoods.

Event date: 16.12.2022

Location: Mary, Turkmenistan

National workshop on Robust Decision Support (RDS) Process for the Amudarya River Basin
National workshop on Robust Decision Support (RDS) Process for the Amudarya River Basin

In Ashgabat, the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity hosted a workshop with representatives from Turkmen government ministries on methods and software for long-term water and energy planning to improve national water management.

Event date: 13.12.2022

Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Regional celebration of Syr Darya River Day
Regional celebration of Syr Darya River Day

In Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity organized the regional finale of the Syr Darya River Day events, marking the last in a series of River Day events that started in late August. Representatives from all five Central Asian countries attended the event to participate in discussions about challenges and solutions for improving water quality and water use on the Syr Darya River.

Event date: 27.09.2022

Location: Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

The third meeting of the National Intersectoral Committee in Turkmenistan
The third meeting of the National Intersectoral Committee in Turkmenistan

On September 15, in Ashgabat, the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity hosted the 3rd National Intersectoral Committee meeting with officials from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Energy, Education, Agriculture and Environment, as well as the State Committee for Water Management. More than 20 participants discussed methods for encouraging more intersectoral planning to enable improved water use and climate change resilience in the country.

Event date: 15.09.2022

Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenista


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