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The WE-ACT webinar, held on February 9, 2024, in alignment with the International Day of Women in Science, illuminated the indispensable role of women in the water sector. Esteemed professionals from science, policy, and industry converged to discuss challenges and innovative solutions, emphasizing the need for gender inclusivity. From exploring the current status of women in water to addressing challenges faced by women in the field and charting a way forward for empowerment, the webinar fostered a dynamic dialogue, urging participants to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable water sector through collective action.

The Summary Handbook on Water Allocation in a Transboundary Context incorporates information from the Handbook on Water Allocation, and it includes the WE-ACT project as a significant component. The WE-ACT project is a notable inclusion, contributing to the broader context of transboundary water allocation practices outlined in the publication. The handbook serves as a practical resource for policymakers, offering key elements, frameworks, and case studies to guide decision-making in the complex landscape of transboundary water allocation.

Explore the global impact of WE-ACT, spotlighted at the recent Convention on Transboundary Watercourses. Recognized by UNECE, WE-ACT is featured in the forthcoming UNECE handbook, exemplifying effective solutions at the intersection of water, food, energy, and ecosystems.

On September 16th, our partners embarked on an illuminating field trip, delving into the heart of water management. Exploring irrigation canals and stations, they gained firsthand insights into the intricate systems that sustain the landscape. A visual diary capturing this journey unfolds, revealing the synergy between theory and practice, as our collaborative efforts translate into tangible, transformative experiences on the ground.

From the 11th to the 15th of September, the WE-ACT project, co-funded by European Union, organized a series of significant events, bringing together experts, stakeholders, and community leaders devoted to addressing Central Asia's severe water concerns.

Explore UNIFR's impactful fieldwork in Central Asia during the summer of 2023, where researchers, students, and partners collaborated on a multi-faceted project. From overcoming challenges in automated weather station data transmission to hands-on experiences in the high-mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan, the story unveils the journey of installing cutting-edge technology for sustainable development and climate change adaptation in the Naryn River catchment.

We-Act Project Hosted a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Efficient Water Resource Allocation in the Syrdarya River Basin

IWMI Central Asia collaborated with key stakeholders in the energy, ecology, environment, and water sectors in Naryn City to drive forward one of the key tasks in the WE-ACT project.

FutureWater's recent collaboration with IWMI took them to the heart of Central Asia, where they delved into pressing water challenges. Engaging with stakeholders and institutes, the partnership seeks to carve a path toward innovative solutions for sustainable water management in the face of climate change.

Water is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring the health and prosperity of our planet and people. WE-ACT project joined a United Nations Partnerships for SDGs online platform, a global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships made in support of sustainable development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Collaboration at its finest! The event gathered governmental bodies, research institutions, and international organizations, fostering engaging discussions on climate change's effects on water resources. With a focus on the International Fund for Island Rescue, experts explored its history, establishment, and impactful activities during an interactive seminar.

In a quest for improved water management, Portolan Association, a WE-ACT project partner, recently explored Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, scouting potential locations for upgraded infrastructure and innovative solutions to bolster hydrometeorological monitoring and optimize water resource management.

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