About the Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia
The Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia programme is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office.Under the Programme, measures are implemented that not only optimise cooperation in the Central Asian water sector, but also improve the lives of people in the region. Effective water management and cross-border cooperation contribute to stability and security and thus to sustainable economic development. The programme operates in Central Asia since 2009 and will continue until 2017. Phase II of the programme was co-financed by the European Union. The total funding from 2009 to 2017 amounts to 23 million euros, including 2 million euros provided by the EU from 2012 to 2014.
The Isfara River and its catchment are located in the southwestern Ferghana valley. The river originates in Kyrgyzstan on the northern slopes of the Turkestan Range and flows northwards into the territory of Tajikistan through the Ferghana valley towards the Syr Darya River. The total catchment area is approximately 3,900 km²; the total area of irrigated land is ca. 265 km² (80 km² in Kyrgyzstan and 185 km² in Tajikistan). The catchment belongs to Batken Oblast in Kyrgyzstan and to Sughd Oblast in Tajikistan and includes Uzbek territories at the tail-end of the basin. The population of Batken Oblast is mainly ethnic Kyrgyz, with a large Tajik and a smaller Uzbek minority. The cross-border relationship is a particular issue as the Isfara catchment includes the Tajik enclave of Vorukh inside Kyrgyz territory. read more…
In the framework of the ‘Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia’ project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme and financed by the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office the project of the Isfara River Sub-Basin Plan for the Tajik territory was drafted.
The Plan was drafted by the working group on basin planning during the meeting in Khudjand in April 2014.
Full version of the Plan is available only in Russian. The short version of the Isfara River Basin Plan in English is available below for downloading.Download PDF Publication
The Isfara River Basin Plan for the part on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic was developed by the Batken district working group of the Isfara river basin planning development and implementation. The members of the working group represent local water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies, local administration and water users. The plan includes the analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective situation of the basin, the list of priority problems, the long-term vision of the basin and the mechanisms for the implementation of measures aimed at solving existing problems.
Full version of the Plan is available only in Russian. The short version of the Isfara River Basin Plan for the Batken district in English is available below for downloading.Download as PDF