Alexander Gavrilov led the Far Eastern Department of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) in 2000. November 28, 2001 decree of the Russian President Vladimir Putin Gavrilov was awarded the qualification rank State Adviser of the Russian Federation, 3rd class.
October 4, 2004 Gavrilov was included in the Coordinating Committee on Sustainable Development of the Amur River basin. This committee was set up the Interregional Association of Economic Interaction "Far East and Trans-Baikal", formed in 1991 to preserve and strengthen the common economic space of the Far East and Trans-Baikal and a co-ordinated economic and social policy in the region. The association includes the Republic of Buryatia, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territory, the Amur, Kamchatka, Magadan, Sakhalin, Chita Region, the Jewish Autonomous Region, the Koryak, Agin-Buryat and Chukotka Autonomous District.
In early December 2005, when the Amur were sending material (about 100 tons of benzene compounds were merged into a tributary of Songhua River Amur in the accident in the Chinese chemical plant), Gavrilov stated that they are not dangerous for the residents of the Amur region. December 2, he said that even with the passage of substances through Khabarovsk spot benzene concentration group did not exceed the values ??permitted by the standards of the Russian Federation.
However, in order to avoid panic associated with the possible lack of drinking water, and possible mass poisoning in the city of the Amur region was brought a large supply of drinking water, and the specialists of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources is constantly conducted monitoring of water bodies in the region [4 ]. By the time extension "of the front of polluted water", according to the Ministry of Environment data, was about 110 kilometers.
April 12, 2006 Gavrilov took part in the meeting of representatives of the Amur region on the prevention of threats of transboundary pollution of the Amur basin. The meeting discussed the preparation and passage of the draft federal law "On protection and rational use of the Amur River." The adoption of this document has become particularly urgent in connection with the accident at the new Chinese chemical plant took place in August 2006. As a result of this accident into a tributary of the Amur again trapped toxic industrial waste, and Roshydromet and Rosprirodnadzor were forced to re-introduce enhanced control over the condition of the Amur River near Khabarovsk.