The Isfara River Day unites nations of Central Asia

On September 12-13, 2017, the Isfara River Day was conducted with the support of local authorities of the Isfara and Kanibadama cities, the Small Basin Councils of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan sides of the river, and CAREC under the support of GIZ and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The festival gathered together the representatives of government bodies, water management departments, drinking water supply, public and international organizations, the media from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Representatives of the Uzbek side of the basin were invited as observers for the first time...

Тashkent hosted the fifth meeting of the regional organizations

September 4-5, 2017, Tashkent hosted the fifth meeting of the regional organizations involved in sustainable development and water resources management in Central Asia. The meeting was organized by CAREC and Scientific Information Centre of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia (SIC ICWC) with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) under the project “Strengthening capacities of regional, national and local level institutions and sustaining the experiences gained in the previous phases”. Click here for more details.

Oslo Forum: the Experience of MRC

September 4-6, with support of EU and GIZ Oslo Forum (Norway) hosting partners from Uzbekistan. Jointly organized by MRC, GIZ GmbH and Multiconsult, the first Oslo Forum taking into account of what has been developed, and is under development in the Mekong region. The Forum draw on similar sustainability initiatives internationally, specifically those related to sustainable hydropower development within the context of sound water resources management, and cater for extended dialogue between organizations and people working on this.

Learn more: http://www.mrcmekong.org/news-and-even…/events/oslo-forum-2/

IFAS activities discussed during the Forum in Ashgabat

The International Conference “The Role of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Development of Cooperation in the Central Asian Region” was held in the large conference hall of the Agricultural Complex of Turkmenistan. The forum was organized in the framework of the presidency of Turkmenistan in IFAS for the period 2017-2019.

Representatives of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia and the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, heads of foreign representative offices accredited in the count...

The Central Asian International Ecological Forum is held in Turkmenistan

The State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan and the Central Asian Regional Environmental Centre (CAREC) have organized an international forum “Initiative for cooperation in environmental protection and sustainable development in Central Asia”, which took place in Ashgabat City from 5 to 7 June 2017.

http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/_eng/?id=8463

 

Progress Report on Implementation of the Isfara River Basin Plan in Kyrgyzstan

Basin characteristics

Area: 3240 km2

Population: appx. 80.000 people

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Implemented Activities

Isfara Basin Plan (BP) was finalised and published in spring 2014. The BP consists of detailed description of the Isfara River Basin, which was prepared by local experts, covering such aspects as geographic and socio-economic conditions in the basin, potential climate change patterns, water infrastructure, irrigated areas, etc. Based on the basin conditions and needs, members of the Working Group came up with detailed short term (5 years) and long term (20 years) Action Plans to be implemented in Isfara River Basin.

The programme’s overall approach to basin planning for the Isfara river basin consisted of a special Training Module combined with semina...

(Русский) ВАКАНСИЯ

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Steering Committee Meeting for the EU Programme

On March 30, the Steering Committee of the Programme on Water Governance in Uzbekistan met for the first time in Tashkent with participation of high-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, the EU Delegation, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as well as the members of the National Working Group representing all water-related national organisations and the Heads of the Basin Irrigation Systems Administrations of the six programme pilot regions (Andijan, Fergana, Namangan, Syrdarya, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya)...

Working visit to Dushanbe

From 14 to 17 March 2017 TWMCA Programme Director Dr. Caroline Milow had a working visit to Tajikistan, accompanied by the Regional Advisor of the Programme Mr. Alexandr Nikolayenko. Several meetings were planned with the high-level representatives of the ministries and departments of Tajikistan, including i) handing over the design and estimates package for the project in Laykkan Valley, developed by the Programme at the request of our partner, Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation under the Government of Tajikistan; ii) visit to the Tajik branch of ICWC Secretariat, where IT equipment and furniture was provided by the Programme last year; iii) participation in the National Conference “Water for Sustainable Development” supported by CAREC and USAID.

Kyzylorda. 2-3 March 2017. XVIII Meeting of the Aral-Syrdarya Basin Council

XVIII meeting of the Aral-Syrdarya Basin Council is to take place on 2 and 3 March 2017 in Kyzylorda.

The key issues discussed during the meeting on 2 March:

  • Water allocation and water limits for irrigation in South Kazakhstan region and Kyzylorda region. Decisions were adopted and recommendations made for the government regulation rules for Shardara reservoir and Koksarai counter controller;
  • Analytical report on deterioration of several water quality parameters in the Syrdarya river in the section from Shymkent to Kyzylorda on the territory of Kazakhstan was presented and discussed;
  • A proposal was made to extend the territory of Barsakelmes reserve to the mouth of Syrdarya River and to bann fishing in specific areas, followed by some other important issues.

On the 3 March the participan...