Forum “Great Rivers”
The Forum was opened by children. Then the officials addressed the guests and participants.
After the official part the guests and the participants had the possibility to see a special exhibition of the Forum.
According to the tradition, the basis of the Forum is the scientific progress. The officials and the experts spoke about the water resources management. .
The participants were also speaking about the legislation regulating the water resources use in Russia. It changes so rapidly that engenders numerous difficulties. That’s why the experts and officials participated in the Forum are planning to propose their amendments and recommendations for a new Federal law.
The head of the federal Agency for water resources Rustam Hamitov informed the participants about the idea of creating an independent managing structure – Volga managing Direction. Nowadays there are several companies in Volga region which don’t coordinate their activities.
The experts and employers of municipal organs should get used to economize water. It is also very important to master and use the alternative and safe sources of energy. There are already several examples of using the wind energy in Nizhny Novgorod region.
One of the most important results of the Forum “Great Rivers – 2006” should be the participants’ appeal to G8 leaders for ecological, hydrometeorology and energy security.