To Use Wa­ter Ra­tio­nally

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN - Igor Saneyev

A photo ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled “In­no­va­tive meth­ods of us­ing wa­ter re­sources for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment”, timed to co­in­cide with the World Wa­ter Day, has opened in Tashkent.

The event is or­ga­nized by the Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources of Uzbek­istan and the United Na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram in the coun­try through the project “Tech­ni­cal Ca­pac­ity Build­ing” of the Eu­ro­pean Union Pro­gram “Sus­tain­able Man­age­ment of Wa­ter Re­sources in Ru­ral Ar­eas in Uzbek­istan”.

Ev­ery year, on March 22, World Wa­ter Day is cel­e­brated in the world. The day is de­signed to draw pub­lic at­ten­tion to the state of wa­ter bodies and the prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with their restora­tion and pro­tec­tion, to think about the role of wa­ter in the life of ev­ery per­son on Earth, the prob­lems of lack of drink­ing wa­ter, the need for con­ser­va­tion and ra­tio­nal use of wa­ter re­sources. The main theme of the World Wa­ter Day 2018 is Na­ture for Wa­ter.

The cel­e­bra­tion of World Wa­ter Day in our coun­try is pre­ceded by a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at pro­mot­ing the ra­tio­nal use of wa­ter and rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness of the value of wa­ter re­sources for the wel­fare of the coun­try and so­ci­ety as a whole. At these events, which will be held from March 14 to March 16, a great deal of at­ten­tion will be paid to the role of youth in the ra­tio­nal and ef­fec­tive use of wa­ter, dis­cus­sions with univer­sity stu­dents on wa­ter man­age­ment and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment are held.

On the first day, dis­cus­sions took place on the topic “The role of in­no­va­tions in wa­ter man­age­ment in en­sur­ing food se­cu­rity in Uzbek­istan”. On the sec­ond day, stu­dents of higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions had an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions. The events of the fi­nal, third day in­clude an ex­hi­bi­tion on “In­no­va­tive ap­proaches and tech­nolo­gies in the field of wa­ter con­ser­va­tion” and an of­fi­cial cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate World Wa­ter Day, in which rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources, the Tashkent In­sti­tute of Ir­ri­ga­tion and Agri­cul­tural Mech­a­niza­tion of Agri­cul­ture, the EU Del­e­ga­tion in Uzbek­istan, the Ger­man So­ci­ety for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion (GIZ) in Uzbek­istan and the United Na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram in Uzbek­istan.

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