The Office’s priorities in the area of water management are to develop Tajikistan’s policies in this area and, as a conflict prevention measure, help build a regional dialogue on water issues. It runs training courses on integrated water resource management and negotiating skills for Tajik experts and, working with the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources, supports the national reform strategy for the national water sector.
To foster regional relations, the Office supports a dialogue on water issues between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. This dialogue is mainly dealing with the Panj River, and deals with such issues as water disaster management, hydrological data collection and environmental challenges.
Since 2010, the Office helps Tajikistan develop its small hydropower capacities. It assists the Ministry of Energy and Industry in developing a national regulatory framework for the country’s small hydropower sector, and runs training courses on energy diplomacy for Tajik and Afghan government officials and experts.