The Seminar on Ensuring the Safety of Small Hydrotechnical Installations (HTI) in the countries of Central Asia

30 Jun 2014 to 2 Jul 2014
Moscow, Russian Federation

ESCAP Subregional office for North and Central Asia in collaboration with the Russian Federal Budgetary Institution “Science and Technical Centre for Energy Security” and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and with the support of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and UNECE organized the seminar on Ensuring the Safety of Small Hydrotechnical Installations (HTI) in the countries of Central Asia, held on 30 June - 2 July, 2014 in Moscow.

The aim of the seminar was to develop common approaches to safety assessment of Class IV low pressure hydro-technical systems, the exchange of advanced experience and practice in this sphere in the countries of the regions: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russian Federation.

The participants heard reports on various issues of dam safety in Central Asia and Russia. These included the development and improvement of a legal framework for public regulation of dam safety, development and operation of information and diagnostic systems for safety control, and other pivotal aspects of dam status monitoring.

The participants visited a dam in the Krasnogorsky District, Moscow Region, where they had an opportunity to familiarise themselves with a safety evaluation techniques on practice.