It is always very interesting to hear what people think about the work you do. Herewith we want to share one of the interviews from Behind the Scenes series, from a CAREC friend from Kyrgyzstan, basin planning specialist - Ms. Ekaterina Sakhvaeva
“For me, the most effective actions of the Smart Waters project (implemented by CAREC with financial support from USAID) are the training that was provided to the Small Basin Council members, on topics such as climate change and financial tools. The second is the application of automated water flow measurement devices at the Isfara River.
Some of the most effective project actions that contribute to Integrated Water Resources Management include creating a basin plan, in the Isfara basin especially, that includes many sectors and civil society in water management. It thus called for a comprehensive approach to water, including consideration for areas like drinking water and irrigation all in the framework of the hydrographic basin.
This, the key is the Small Basin Council, and the development of the basin management plan.
It’s impossible to measure the impact of the project in quantifiable ways. The people that got involved learned so much, and gained a new world view.” #USAID/CentralAsia
Text and photo: Petro Kotze for Smart Waters
Smart Waters project is implemented by CAREC with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development USAID during the period 2015-2020. Overall objective of the project is to enhance regional cooperation on shared water resources. Specifically, Smart Waters addresses the knowledge dis-lock in the region in water sector, builds working relations among water managers and specialists, and demonstrates the potential of the basin management approach and cooperation with the academia.