The Third meeting of the Working group on Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the Bureau of the Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes was held on 21 April 2020 in Nur-Sultan and chaired by Vice-Minister of ecology, Geology and natural resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kozhaniyazov S. S.
At the meeting, the participants discussed the issues of the Thirty-second meeting of the Bureau of the Water Convention and the draft Work Program of the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC) for 2022-2024.
As a result of the meeting, it was decided to approve the draft IWAC Program of work for 2022-2024, take note of the information on the Thirty-second meeting of the Bureau of the Water Convention, and the IWAC was invited to create a roadmap for the activities of the National Water Policy Dialogue for 2022-2024. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was invited to assist in monitoring the responses of 29 countries to Kazakhstan's official letter of request for accession to the Water Convention, and to consider making voluntary contributions to the Convention's trust fund during Kazakhstan's co-presidency in the Bureau of the Water Convention in 2021-2022.
The meeting was held with the participation of interested state bodies of Kazakhstan in the mode of a video conference.
The Working Group serves as a permanent working body on the implementation of the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Bureau of the Convention. It was created by the order of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 39 dated 28.01.2019. The Working Group serves as a permanent working body on the implementation of the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Bureau of the Convention. The International Water Assessment Centre (IWAC) is responsible for the functions of the Secretariat.
Kazakhstan assumed the Chairmanship of the Bureau of the Convention at the Eighth session of the meeting of the Parties, which was held in Nur-Sultan from October 10-12, 2018 The Chair of the Bureau elected Zebeshev Ardak Amirkhanly, Deputy Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.