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Former Water Initiatives Support Program Manager, Central Asian Regional Environmental Centre (CAREC)
Ekaterina Strikeleva has over 18 years of experience in the management and implementation of environmental and water programs in Central Asia. She has managed project portfolios for the United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Norway, German Society for International Cooperation, and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe that focused on integrated water resources management, basin planning, ecosystem services, water quality, WASH, nexus approach for water, food and energy, sustainable water management and stakeholders’ engagement in Central Asia.
Policymakers should focus on long-term strategic plans such as zoning of territories based on potential water sources when designing water and sanitation solutions for communities.