Water and Climate Change World Water Day is devoted to drawing public attention to the condition of water infrastructure and issues associated with their restoration and protection; think about the role of water in the life of every human being on Earth; draw attention to the problems of shortage of drinking water, the need to preserve and rational use of water resources, take the necessary measures to address the problem of supplying the population with drinking water. The role of water in achieving sustainable development cannot be overemphasized. Due to Uzbekistan’s geographical location, the socio-economic well-being and environmental safety of the Republic of Uzbekistan depend on the availability of water resources. Considering that the country receives more than 80% of its water supply from neighboring upstream countries, a rational and careful attitude to water is a matter of strategic importance. World Water Day is celebrated every year and for many years at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME) collaborating with UNDP and other national and international partners. The celebration of World Water Day is preceded by a series of events aimed at promoting the rational use of water and raising public awareness of the significance of water resources for the well-being of the country and society as a whole. At these events, much attention is paid to the role of youth in promoting the rational and efficient use of water, discussions, and debates are held with students of higher educational institutions on issues of water resources management and sustainable development of the country. The aim of the events is to attract public attention, including representatives of the young generation, on issues of effective management and rational use of water resources, current problems of drinking and fresh water shortage, the need to restore and protect water bodies, and at the same time, considering the climatic effects. The Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan (MWR), the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan (MHSSE), the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), the Delegation of the European Union in Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan under the joint project “Technical capacity building” of the EU Program “Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Rural Areas in Uzbekistan”(hereinafter, the UNDP project). As part of the celebration of  World Water Day, the contests will be held in the following areas:
  • The best posters on the topic: Water is Life!
  • The debates on the topic: The impact of global warming on water resources in Uzbekistan
  • The intellectual game on the topic: Innovative methods of using water resources in the context of climate change
  • The best video films on the topic: Water and Climate
  • The best innovative ideas and technologies in the realm of water resources
  • The best situational analysis on the topic: Women’s participation in water management in the Republic of Uzbekistan: successes and challenges
Criteria for evaluating ideas and projects: – Originality and innovativeness; – Practicality and feasibility; – Widespread youth involvement.
Event info
Start date: March 12, 2020
End date: March 18, 2020
Organization: UNDP Uzbekistan

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