A World Bank Forum & Expo
Central Asia Water Future
A Central Asia Water Future Forum and Expo will take place September 19, 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The purpose of the international event is to reflect on progress on the management of water resources in the region, through a knowledge forum that showcases global best practices on modernization of water management information systems and exhibit state-of the art water technologies.
The aim of this event is to move state-of-the art water information, forecasting, and analysis forward in order to enable all countries of the Aral Sea Basin to better manage water efficiency and scarcity, climate change, and economic and population growth at both national and regional scales. The event design draws on ideas and priorities of Central Asia experts and efforts to work across borders and sectors on water-smart solutions.
Leading water agencies from six Central Asia countries along with international organizations are invited as are government decision makers, government water specialists, policy institutes, academia, hydrologists, and meteorologists. Non-government organizations and donors are encouraged to participate from the region and neighboring countries.
UNESCO-IHE’s Wim Bastiaanssen (Ph.D), a senior remote sensing expert with a specialization in agricultural water management, will be one of the speakers.
The event will also engage the participation from the working groups of various interdependent World Bank water-related projects such as the Central Asia Hydromet Modernization Project (CAHMP), Strengthening Early Warning of Mountain Hazards in Central Asia Project, and the Central Asia Adaptation and Mitigation Project for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASM); and intends to capture best practices to better refine activities proposed for the Central Asia Water Management (CAWaRM) Project.
The Central Asia Water Future Conference and Exposition will appeal to a wide range of disciplines, from field technicians to decision makers and everyone in between. The event will put you in touch with leading solution providers and agencies in water resources management technology. Current and emerging technologies and practices will be a focus of this event. Finally, the conference will allow you to meet your peers in the region and develop important relationships that will strengthen your knowledge and bring this knowledge to your agency.
September 19-23, 2016