International experiences on introducing digital technologies in the water industry was the focus of an OSCE-organized online seminar held on August 10-11 in Ashgabat, OSCE Centre in Ashgabat said in its Wednesday press release.
The seminar gathered the representatives from the State Committee of Water Resources of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna of Turkmenistan, the country’s parliament, and other relevant ministries and agencies of the country.
During the online event, two international experts from Switzerland and Morocco shared best practices on the introduction of innovative solutions and digital technologies for sustainable water management. A particular focus was also placed on areas such as the irrigation sector, water conservation, water availability and supply.
“We all know how acute the issue of climate change is at the global level and how its effects exacerbate water scarcity in areas with limited water resources. That is why it is vital to improve water management, as this, in turn, will help support climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts,” William Leaf, Officer-in-Charge of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, said during the seminar.
The OSCE Centre organized the event within the framework of the project Improving Capacities of the Host Country to Strengthen Environmental Protection System and Energy Security, Phase II.