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TWMCA Regional Conference

On 4- 5 December, 2017 the Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme  (TWMCA) conducted a regional conference “German Central Asia Water Initiative (the “Berlin Process”)

Sustainability, Results and Opportunities”, which took place in the Best Western Atakent Park Hotel in Almaty.

The purpose of this regional conference was to share the knowledge and best practices accumulated by the TWMCA Programme in the course of implementing projects with national, regional and international partners, as well as to discuss the prospects for international and regional cooperation for the sustainable management of transboundary water...

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Media Tour organised by German Embassy in Uzbekistan visited Samarkand

On 23-26 October 2017, the German Ambassador to Tashkent, Mr. Günter Overfeld visited Samarkand Region to acquaint himself with programmes financed by the German government. Among those was the Bad Bad Irrigation Canal which was rehabilitated by the Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office. The main water intake structure of the canal was reconstructed and electrified. After the rehabilitation works, the efficiency of water supply and water use of the canal increased up to 90%.

The water loss decreased significantly from 40% down to 7-10%...

Reclamation of lands of Isfara – Lyakkan Valley, Tajikistan

On 18 October Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme office in Tajikistan signed a contract with “Fayzi Farhod” Construction Company to implement the Pilot Project “Reclamation of lands of Isfara – Lyakkan Valley” in Soughd province of Tajikistan.

Current condition of this area is characterized by high level of ground waters, which makes it impossible to plant many common cultures, but sunflowers. Even apricot orchards, which are considered to be able to withstand high water levels are drying out in this area...

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...

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...

(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...

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...