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Fish protection facility at the North Aral Sea has started operating

On 17 June 2020, at the Kokaral Dam (the North Aral Sea) in the Aral District of the Kyzylorda Region, an official ceremony was held to start the operation of a fish protection facility (RZU) in the framework of an international project to ensure safety, conservation and development of fish stocks in the Northern Aral Sea Region...


Green Central Asia

🇪🇺 A high-level conference in Berlin launched on Tuesday (28 January) the “Green Central Asia”, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Federal Republic of Germany as part of the new EU Strategy for Central Asia and Afghanistan.
The conference was attended by the heads of the foreign affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Union, Central Asian states, and Afghanistan, experts on climate, as well as representatives of scientific and public circles, business and the media.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who hosted the conference, stressed that the states of Central Asia and Afghanistan were particularly...


The next stage is behind

On December 22, 2019, the delivery of a set of equipment for the operation and maintenance of a hydro-acoustic fish protection device to the Kokaral dam of the Aral Sea was completed.

Piles are installed to pull the cable, which will hold the elements of the device in the required area.

🏗 The surface part and the necessary equipment were shipped. An equipped container for service personnel and device control has been installed.

All work on the manufacture, delivery of fastening and installation structures, the purchase of components for RPE for a sonar fish protection device (RPU) in accordance with Agreement No...


Dr. Caroline Milow is excellent says the water sector of Uzbekistan

On December 9, 2019 in Tashkent, on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the day of agricultural workers, the awarding ceremony was held at the Ministry of Water Resources.

Along with the management and representatives of the ministry, its territorial and structural units, the team leader of our programme, Dr. Caroline Milow, was awarded the medal “Uzbekiston Republikasi suv ho’jaligi alochisi” (Excellence in Water Management of the Republic of Uzbekistan)...


Memorandum of cooperation for the restoration of fish in the Northern Aral Sea region

On July 11, 2019, in Kyzylorda, a tripartite memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Executive Directorate of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan (IFAS IF in Kazakhstan), and the Akimat (Local Government) of the Kyzylorda Oblast’ on the implementation of the project “Ensuring Security, conservation and development of fish stocks in the Northern Aral Sea region. Capacity Building of the Aral-Syrdarya Basin Council” within the framework of the Programme “Transboundary Water Resources Management Program in Central Asia”.

The main objec...


74th regular meeting of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination in Central Asia

On August 22, 2018, the 74th regular meeting of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination in Central Asia (ICWC) was held in the city of Turkmenbashi.

The meeting was chaired by ICWC member from Turkmenistan Mr. M.Bayramdurdyev, with participation of other ICWC members – Mr. Y.N.Nysanbayev from of Kazakhstan, Mr. S.N.Rakhimzoda from Tajikistan, and Mr.Sh.R.Khamraev from Uzbekistan. The event was attendant by the heads of executive bodies (BWO Amudarya, BWO Syrdarya, SIC ICWC, and Secretariat), representatives of EC IFAS, head of the Executive Board of IFAS in Kazakhstan, and invited persons.

The following items were included in the a...

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...

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 B...