About Platform

Key Principles

Key principles underlying the establishment and operation of the Platform include:

Local experts

Leveraging regional expertise


Experts work on an independent and partner basis, not as “official representatives” of the countries


Bringing together experts from different disciplines to work on issues of a common regional agenda

Integrated and strategic approach

Moving away from narrow sectoral interests to ensuring water security and solving water problems, considering them in the plane of the countries' strategic priorities and sustainable development goals


Preparing high-quality expert assessments and evidence-based policy recommendations

Demand and implementation

Coordination of a regional research program and sending its results to countries for implementation

Program-based activities on priority regional challenges

A group of experts or international partners can select and coordinate program areas of interest

Responsible partnership

Experts and partners recognize the importance of partnership and the responsibility of each party for the quality of results


Wide dissemination of information