Sep 9, 2009
technical conference about
participants discussed the current situation, safety concerns, and prospects of
rational use of the water resources of the lake situated in Gorno-Badakhshan
Administrative Oblast in the east of
Mr. Murodali Alimardon, the Deputy Prime Minister, who opened the conference, exhorted international scientists and partners to conduct further hydrological, geological and seismic research on the lake and to reach a scientific and technical consensus on the safety and the economic opportunities of Sarez. There is potential for the clean fresh water mass to be exploited for drinking water and for the generation of hydro-electric power.
resulted in a set of recommendations on the conduct of further scientific
research and feasibility studies on investment opportunities, and on actions
that will protect the population downstream from the lake, both in
The meeting was organized by the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).