Sharing experience in the implementation of water saving technologies and improving water accounting

In order to improve water management plans, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources and the GEF agency, a workshop was organised on the topic “Sharing experience in the implementation of water saving technologies and improving water accounting”. The workshop is aimed at demonstrating the water saving technologies and methodologies used in Uzbekistan and consists of two parts:

Part 1 was held on February 26, 2017 in the city of Tashkent for the basin of the Syrdarya River. More than 70 specialists from the Administration of Irrigation Systems (AIS) and Basin Irrigation Systems Administration (BISA), Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Amelioration and others took part in the seminar...

Tashkent. 10 March 2017. Working Meeting of BWO “Amudarya” and BWO “Syrdarya” Ecexutives

The meeting is taking place in the framework of the EU Project “Support to further strengthening of regional cooperation on water management in Central Asia through capacity building for BWO Amudarya and BWO Syrdarya and their branch offices”. In the course of the meeting it is planned to discuss joint activities for development of a unified reporting format of the Basin Water Organisations to the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination.

Discussion of future water cadaster of Uzbekistan in Vienne

From 1 to 3 February 2017, the Programme organized a working meeting in Vienna (Austria) hosted by the Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt). Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists from Uzbekistan, Austria and the Partner organization CREA/Italy are discussing technical specifications for a future water cadaster of Uzbekistan. The guests from Uzbekistan will also study best European practice on data management and will exchange experience with their counterparts.

Chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea discussed in Ashgabat

Increased cooperation with authoritative organisations was the topic of the two-day meeting held in the Turkmen capital in preparation for the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).

The forum took place in the conference hall of the hotel “Yyldyz” and was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Turkmenistan with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  “Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia” Programme.

The forum was attended by representatives from various ministries and departments, UN agencies, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Regional Centre for Preventiv...

Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan

A Memorandum of Understanding between the GIZ in Uzbekistan and the Academy for Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was signed today by Mr. Torsten Brezina and Dr.Mannon Aliev in the frame of EU funded programme “Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan” Component 1 – National policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management, which commenced in January 2016.

Supporting water governance, this programme is part of the EU bilateral MIP 2014-2020 for Uzbekistan and promotes best European practice based on the EU Water Framework Directive.

The programme brings together GIZ’s worldwide experience in supporting integrated water resources management and the expertise of its partner organisations, the I...

Co-funding from the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan

In December 2015, Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme acquired co-funding from the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan within the framework of the programme “Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan”. The Programme would be responsible for component 1: “National policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management and supply part”, endowed with EUR 12 million by the EU. The contract (‘Special Conditions’) between EU and GIZ was signed on 22 December 2015.

The programme brings together three components that are closely interconnected: shaping a national policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management (component 1 implemented by GIZ), technical capacity building (component 2 implemen...

Isfara River Basin Plan, Batken district, Kyrgyzstan

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.

Prospects for water resources management in Central Asia

ALMATY – 27-28 May, 2014 the regional conference on “Prospects for Water Resources Management in Central Asia: From Basin Approach to Regional Cooperation” takes place. The conference brings together the high-level water management organisations from the five Central Asian countries, as well as the representatives of international organisations involved in the field of water resources management and development of regional cooperation, along with the senior representatives from the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office participate in the conference...

Sustainable use of water resources in the transboundary Padshaota river basin

Population growth and climate change are factors influencing the decrease in water resources of the transboundary Padshaota River, which runs through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. As such, there is an urgent need to improve how the river’s water resources are managed. The Padshaota River originates in Kyrgyzstan in the Chatkal Range, flows through Uzbekistan’s Namangan Oblast, and then flows back into Kyrgyzstan. The river is fed by mountain glaciers, has a mean basin elevation of about 2,000 metres above sea level, is about 130 km in length, and has a catchment area of 443 km2. Average annual discharge is estimated at 5.5 m3 per second. Around 130,000 people live in the Uzbekistan part of the river basin...

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. Seasonal mudflows that result from the annual snowmelt in spring threaten the local population’s livelihood and the operation of infrastructure.

The Isfara headwork ...