Environnement dans les économies émergentes et en transition

Water Reforms and National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) in Uzbekistan


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Year of NPD launch:  2022

Present NPD Chair and strategic partners in the government State Committee for Water Management, Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services

Source of NPD funding: European Union

Summary of the main areas of work and achievements.

Priority areas of work and main activities.

  • Strengthening the legal and institutional framework for water management in order to adapt to climate change.
  • Achieving sustainable water management, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation under the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health.
  • Addressing the over-fragmentation of water supply services and identifying the necessary reforms and barriers to their implementation.


National Policy Dialogues (NPDs)

According to the current national water and environment policy, intersectoral cooperation is placed as one of its tasks. Thus, a composition of the National Steering Committee for the National Policy Dialogue on the Integrated Water Resources Management was approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 16 June 2022, and the Ministry of Water Resources of Uzbekistan requested the UNECE to support organizing the dialogue.

The objectives of the first meeting of the NPD Steering Committee in Uzbekistan are as follows:

  • launch the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management in Uzbekistan and define its objectives and programme of work,
  • discuss Uzbekistan’s achievements, challenges and priorities related to water policy, and how the NPD process can support progress on water policies and facilitate technical and financial support to the development of the water sector,
  • agree on a way forward for NPD implementation.


Name of the meeting  Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
1st Steering Committee  27 September 2022, Taskhent LoP (RUS) Agenda Minutes


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