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09/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 08:50

OSCE supports seminar on water treatment and sanitation requirements in Kazakhstan

An OSCE-supported online seminar onwater treatment and sanitation in Kazakhstan took place on 22 September 2021. Some 40 representatives of local administrations, project engineers, non-governmental organizations and the private sector from the Aktobe, Karaganda and Turkestan regions participated in the event.

National experts discussed ways of improving water and wastewater discharge quality through the efficient use of treatment equipment and their modernization. Participants identified key challenges with which local municipalities or operators would be required to comply, in line with the new Environmental Code.

This event is the final in a series of three seminars organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan in partnership with Kazakhstan's Association of Environmental Organizations. The earlier seminars took place in August and September and were conducted to enhance the understanding of Kazakhstan stakeholders on new sanitary requirements for sewage facilities during their construction or modernization under the new Environmental Code.

The event was part of the Programme Office's long-term efforts to strengthen environmental security in Kazakhstan by promoting the green economy and sustainable development principles.