The National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management (NPD) is a platform for discussing the most pressing issues of the integrated use of water resources in Kazakhstan and for search of agreed solutions. The NPD has been operating in Kazakhstan since 2013. The composition of the Interagency Coordination Council, which is the NPD governing body, has recently been updated and includes representatives of all stakeholders in the national authorities, business, research institutes, public and international organizations.

At the 7th NPD meeting, the participants discussed the issues of protection and use of groundwaters, water and sanitation, pollution (including emergency pollution) in the Syr Darya River, transboundary cooperation, and the results of the work of international partners.