President of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Academician Farhod Rahimi opened the conference and expressed his views on the daily approach of mankind to water problems. He cited the initiatives of the Leader of the Nation, the respected Emomali Rahmon, which was supported by and in accordance with a UN resolution in 2025 declared the International Year of Glaciers Protection, also from the beginning of 2025 to celebrate annually March 21 as World Glacier Day, the establishment under the UN International Fund for Protection of Glaciers and holding in 2025 in Dushanbe International High Level Conference on the protection of glaciers and recognized it as an achievement of the Republic of Tajikistan at the world level.
Professor Abdulhamid Kayumov, Director of the State Scientific Institution «Center for Research of Glaciers of the National Academy of Sciences of the Tajikistan», then gave a presentation on glacier protection and the problems associated with melting glaciers. He noted that glaciology in the newest times should be specialized and the majors related to its study should be studied along with other sciences.
Then, Dr. Orif Amirzoda, Director of the Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, Associate Professor, spoke about water problems, water scarcity difficulties and water-related disasters, and outlined the existing problems from a scientific point of view. In particular, O. Amirzoda stated that rapid melting of glaciers along with increased water consumption, which is associated with population growth and economic development, can lead to very negative consequences.
The above-mentioned regular initiatives of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the respected Emomali Rahmon were adopted on 14 December 2022 during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. Resolution A/RES/77/158 confirmed the importance of glaciers as an integral part of the hydrological cycle and the serious impact of their rapid melting on climate, environment, human health and sustainable development.Last modified on Thursday, 23 February 2023