The network of water management organizations in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (NWO EECCA) was created to exchange views, experiences, and information on various aspects of water management activities.
The decision to open this network was made at a stakeholder seminar on December 11, 2008 in Moscow.
The founding conference of the network (May 31, 2010, Moscow) approved the Statutes of the NWO EECCA and its Secretariat,
elected the President of the network, the Board of Governors and appointed the Executive Secretary of the network – the head of the Secretariat. ABOUT EECCA, PA was unanimously elected. Poladzade, Executive Secretary of the network – prof. V.A. Dukhovny.
The network develops with the active participation of the ICWC Scientific Information Center, JSC Vodstroy and the support of the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in close connection with the work of the International Network of Basin Organizations.
Participation in this network is completely voluntary understanding and does not imply any financial contributions. This website is a kind of “knowledge center” of the network, accumulating and giving an idea of the members scientific developments and intelligent produktah.Vodnoe agriculture and land reclamation in EECCA region is experiencing a period of unsustainable development, running in different directions and prepodnosyaschih various difficulties, and sometimes unexpected, sometimes sad results. This is typical not only for the countries of the former Soviet Union, but also for Eastern European countries that were once considered a stronghold for the development of a market economy (Poland, Hungary, Romania) with a fairly high economic potential and a level of national income per capita. They also turned out to be unprepared for the current period, as well as all CIS countries, including such leaders in the past as Russia, Ukraine and others. At the same time, we can single out common trends for all: The decline in specific GNP more than doubled – from $ 3088 1985 to 1086 dollars in 2008 per person (according to the World Bank); A sharp decrease in public investment in water management and land reclamation; Loss in water management of an integrated state structure as a separate sector of the economy (with the exception of a number of countries) and continuing changes: at one sector within agriculture or environmental management; Transfer of full responsibility for water management at lower levels of water use to water users; Increased water localism; Loss of total water productivity; Dramatic reduction in annual operating costs on irrigated land – from $ 60 / ha (1990s) yrs.) up to 8-10 $ / ha (now); a sharp decrease in the area of irrigated land; loss of the system of accounting and reporting on the use of water resources. What can be contrasted with this? Demonstration of water professionalism and sacred water and ethics; Water and education; Future forecasts and their explanations; Promotion of best practices; Information exchange; Widespread implementation of IWRM. The development of ITSWS VEC.A. will be focused on the following directions: State of water resources (quantity and quality); Integrated management and use of water resources; Quality and prospects for the use of transboundary water bodies; Pollution of water resources; Creation of an electronic database water quality; Water conservation experience in the implementation of integrated management; Reliability of data in information systems; Hydrological and water management modeling; Environmental safety of water use on transboundary systems; Development of a system for recording and managing water resources in river basins; The role of water resources in the development of the national economy; Information about projects and their results; Information technologies; Training; continuing education; Development of information systems; Hydrogeological information mation, climate data; Water Strategy, Regulatory dokumentatsiya.Konsortsium: