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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

Project overview

The second phase of the Regional Coordination and Support for the EU-Central Asia enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water project was launched by the European Union in August 2016 and will run until January 2019. The project seeks to engage the Central Asian partners in closer cooperation on environment protection and climate adaptation, mainly through the EU-Central Asia Environment and Water Cooperation Platform and the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change chaired by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. The project is funded by the European Union, and implemented by a consortium led by MWH in partnership with the Austrian Environment Agency, and the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus. 

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EU–Central Asia Environment and Climate Change Working Group gathers in Brussels

Berlaymond building.

The 5th EU-Central Asia Environment and Climate Change Working Group meeting is held on 15-16 December in Brussels, in order to discuss regional cooperation in the region on environment and…

Kazakhstan: Round Table on SEA Protocol to the Espoo Convention held in Astana

Kazakhstan: Round Table on SEA Protocol to the Espoo Convention held in Astana

25 January 2017, Astana - Dr. Anatole Pichugin, WECOOP2 Team Leader, and Ms Lucia Hricova, Attache at EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, took part in the round table organised by the Green Academy under…

Kazakhstan: National Water Policy Dialogue Working Group meets in Astana

Kazakhstan: National Water Policy Dialogue Working Group meet in Astana

A meeting of the Working Group on National Water Policy Dialogue was held in Astana on 6 December to prepare the upcoming Inter-Ministerial Coordination Council. The Team Leader of the project,…

Meet our team

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Team Leader

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Has over 25 years diverse experience of working in the field of environmental and water management including more than 15 years experience as a leader and coordinator of complex multi-stakeholder driven projects funded by major international donors including EC, ADB, WB, EBRD, UNDP/GEF and various private clients including BG, BA, LASMO, AMEC, Agip KCO, DEFRA. He has extensive experience in business development and project implementation in UK and 17 overseas countries including Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh.

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Team Leader

Has over 25 years diverse experience of working in the field of environmental and water management including more than 15 years experience as a leader and coordinator of complex multi-stakeholder driven projects funded by major international donors including EC, ADB, WB, EBRD, UNDP/GEF and various private clients including BG, BA, LASMO, AMEC, Agip KCO, DEFRA. He has extensive experience in business development and project implementation in UK and 17 overseas countries including Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh. In-depth technical knowledge combined with advanced team management expertise and strong leadership skills. Proven track record in successful project delivery and building good working relationships with stakeholders. Project experience includes institutional capacity building, environmental governance, climate change adaptation, IWRM, river basin management, irrigation, water quality, pollution prevention and control, energy efficiency, waste management, environmental management and audit, EIA and contaminated land.

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This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by