Category Новости

Rehabilitation of ‘Zumratsho’ headwork in Isfara, Tajikistan

The Isfara River originates in Kyrgyzstan on the northern slopes of the Turkestan Range and flows north into Tajikistan through the Ferghana Valley, towards the Syr Darya River. It measures about 120 km in total.  The catchment area covers Batken Oblast (administrative district) in Kyrgyzstan and Sughd Oblast in Tajikistan, and includes Uzbek territories at the tail-end of the basin. The river, historically a tributary of the Syr Darya, merges at its mouth with the Great Fergana Canal. Currently, the canal’s water is exploited almost entirely for irrigation by the local population before it actually reaches the Syr Darya...

Study tour on the Self-Management of Water and Soil Utilisation of Lower River Basin Units in Germany

Although centralised planning and management of water resources continues to predominate in the five Central Asian States, reform of the current water management system is on-going in most of them. The aim is to complete the transition of major functions to the local level.
A study tour was conducted for Central Asian representatives of national ministries concerned with water and land resources management and for the representatives of local water administrations. The purpose of the tour was the study of methods for the self-administration of water and soil utilisation in Germany...

Supporting IWRM in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s water resources are limited due to extremely low precipitation. The Turkmen lowland receives just 100-150 mm annual precipitation and is subject to high evaporation. Even the high mountains in the Kopet Dag and Balkan ranges do not supply permanently running rivers. Thus, only the Murgab and Tedjen rivers formed in the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan and Iran are relevant. However, the main source of water is the Amu Darya River. It supplies water to the northern part of the country and, through the Karakum Canal, the southern part of the country between Mary and Ashgabat.

The permanent water supply led to the formation...