Under the Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Republic of Kazakhstan intends to address the issue of joint water use in transboundary rivers. Joining this convention in 2024, Kazakhstan has become a participant in an international document aimed at ensuring the fair distribution of water and regulating its use in transboundary rivers.
This convention serves as an international catalyst, creating effective mechanisms for resolving potential disputes related to water sharing and fostering interstate cooperation for the sustainable development of water resources, taking into account the interests of all parties.
In accordance with the principles of the convention, riparian countries commit to taking measures to prevent harm to other states when using international watercourses within their territory. They also undertake to regularly share information on the watercourse, water quality, and forecasts. Consultations and negotiations between riparian countries are provided for regarding planned activities and their potential impacts on transboundary water flows.
This initiative underscores the global commitment to collaboration in water resource management, with Kazakhstan emerging as a key participant in ensuring sustainability in the use of water resources on the international stage.