Water Safety Plans in eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia
AbstractThe WHO Regional Office for Europe held a workshop entitled “Building capacities for the development of water safety plans” on 24–25 June 2014 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This was intended to support implementation of the 2014–2016 programme of work of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and WHO Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. The primary purpose of the workshop was to increase understanding of and support for water safety plans (WSPs) by raising awareness among national governments to the WSP approach, its benefits and the lessons learned. It also had a longer-term vision of building the foundations for a sustainable scale-up of WSP implementation in countries of eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia (EECCA). A new WSP field guide in English and Russian was launched at the workshop; this provides hands-on advice for communities and local institutions working on rural water supplies. The workshop was attended by 78 delegates from the water and health sectors, including participants from 12 EECCA countries and a broad range of international organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). It was organized in cooperation with the WHO Country Office, Kyrgyzstan, WHO headquarters and UNECE, and was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Reactor Safety and the Federal Environment Agency via the Advisory Assistance Programme for Environmental Protection in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Unknown author (2014). Water Safety Plans in eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia. WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/137464
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