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Thu, 19 May


Zoom Webinar

Water in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Theme: Water as a Risk and Opportunity for the Business Sector

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Water in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Water in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Time & Location

19 May 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 BST

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About the event

The British-Kazakh Society (BKS) is organising an environment issues webinar focusing on the Water Industry as a risk and opportunity for the business sector. One of the toughest places in Kazakhstan - Aral Sea has indeed became a significant issue for Kazakhstan as well as other countries in Central Asia. Underdeveloped agriculture and water drainage systems on this territory bring remarkable issues to the governments and businesses. Taking into consideration that according to the experts water has the potential for political tensions in the future, this topic has been recognised as a priority by the BKS. At this webinar we will have experts from Central Asia addressing the issue of water and highlighting how it affects the business sector.


David D Skeels - BKS, Director


Dr. Bulat K. Yessekin - Regional Coordinator of the Central Asian Platform on Water and Climate Change


Ekaterina Miroshnik - Director Infrastructure Europe, EBRD, London - EBRD View on Water Issues in Central Asia

Anarbek Matisakov - Deputy Head, Committee for Water Resources and Ecology, Kyrgyz Parliament, Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan Overview and Subsurface Water Recourses Management

Bakhtiyor Muhamedjanov - Second Secretary, Tajik Embassy, London - Water Issues in Tajikistan

Vadim Sokolov - Head of the Agency IFAS (International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea), Tashkent - Uzbekistan and the Aral Sea

The discussion between the speakers will be followed by a live Q/A session where you will have an opportunity to communicate directly with the speakers. There will also be available a simultaneous language interpretation to the Russian language.

Registration is necessary to attend the webinar, please register by pressing RSVP. Registration link will be provided a day before the webinar. Registration will close on the 18th of May at 20:00 BST.

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