Abstracts of presentations given on Thursday, 20 July 2006, in session 30 of the UCOWR Conference.


Uzbekistan Southern DataStream and Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute's training program is designed to support regional water management and environmental protection projects in the Central Asia region, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. This training program imparts skills in both the technical aspects of water management as well as the social and democratic aspects of establishing water management goals and administering associated projects. The program seeks to promote cooperation between USA and Uzbekistan by training participants in environmental and water management, thus contributing to improvement in the social, economic and political situation of this region. This project will be applicable to many areas of water management including municipal supply, irrigation efficiency, environmental monitoring, community education, and multinational cooperation.