The Nurek hydro-electric power station on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan, some 75 km east of Dushanbe, 27 February 2008. (OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev)
Recognizing the close connection between environmental issues and security, the OSCE assists participating States with the sustainable use and sound management of natural resources. It supports projects to improve water management, deal with soil degradation and dispose safely of toxic and radioactive waste. It works to raise environmental awareness and promote public participation in environmental decision-making.