The Second Meeting of the Working group of national, regional and international experts with involvement of representatives from donor organizations on Institutional and Legal Strengthening and Development of Aral Sea Basin Program-3 took place in Almaty, 20-22 of April. The meeting was convened by the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) and facilitated by the UNECE under the program on Regional Dialogue and Cooperation on Water Resources Management in Central Asia, financed by the Government of Germany through GTZ (German Agency for technical cooperation).
Under the PR program the EC IFAS with support of German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) organized an international competition amongst children's essays and drawings from March 15 to April 25, 2010. "Aral: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" contest was carried in the states-founders of IFAS. Active support and participation in organizing and conducting an international competition was provided by branches of the Executive Committee and local education bodies in the countries.
The meeting with Andrew Sisson, the regional director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) took place in the EC IFAS office. USAID intends to provide assistance to the countries in the Region in achieving sustainable and market agreement in water resources management in the Aral Sea basin.
Ashgabat hosted the International Water Forum dedicated to celebration of the “A drop of water is a grain of gold” day.
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