The organizers of the workshop are the rector of Georgian Technical University – academician Archil Prangishvili, the rector of Bialystok University of Technology – Prof. Lehdzienis, the rector of Belarusian National Technical University – Prof. Igor Voytov and the Dean of GTU Construction Faculty – Prof. David Gurgenidze. The scientists from Poland, Germany, Ukraine and other European Universities became the participants of the workshop.
The prime minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze attended the opening of the workshop and greeted the participants. As he noted, the government considers “green economy” as the most significant component of the economic development of the country and green policy in particular. “I think, namely the “green economy”, where the key role will belong to the water source management, is the most significant prerequisite for Georgia to become economically successful. Our economic policy has got two priorities.The biggest wealth we own: firstly is our society and secondly- our nature. Several weeks ago we announced an initiative of extreme importance, which by my estimation, is the national idea. We, as the State, annually should spend 6% of our economy, which equals to 25% of the State budget, exactly on education and human capital. And the second one – our nature with water sources in priority. I am sure, just through the development of these two priorities Georgia will rank with economically advanced countries and will solve all the challenges” – stated Mamuka Bakhtadze.
As the rector of Georgian Technical University – Archil Prangishvili comments the international scientific-practical workshop is attended not only by the scientists but the experts from private sector. “We are visited by serious delegations from various parts of Europe who are amalgamated with new technologies introduction in the sphere of water supply and raceway. In Georgia this line is underway and needs complete retooling. New, so called, smart technologies are introduced all over the world and it is high time for us to study them and make attempts to put them into practice. Very important and interesting issues such as the handling of transfrontier water source, quality control, problems of management are submitted for the workshop. That’s why it is not an ordinary workshop, it is the practical meeting” – noted Archil Prangishvili