The Round table on discussion of transboundary water resources use and protection was held in Astana in the the House of Majilis on April 24, 2018.  The Round table was held within the framework of the Chamber's Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security. The meeting was attended by deputies, representatives of state bodies, akimats of a number of regions, experts in the water management sector, international organizations, including representatives of the International Water Assessment Center.

Under the theme on the agenda, there was a discussion of the existing issues in water resources use of the transboundary rivers of Kazakhstan, Central Asian countries, Russia and China, in particular, the lack of clear mechanisms for cooperation on the use and protection of transboundary water resources of neighboring countries, the outdated legal base in the field of transboundary water use in the region, problematic issues of specific rivers, such as the Ural, Chu and Talas.