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...

Economic and financial instruments on basin planning

BATKEN (6 March 2014) – the members of working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin representing water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies and representatives of local administration and water users participated in the training on economic and financial instruments in water management sector. The training was aimed at the working group capacity development in field of economic instruments. The training on basin planning is conducted in the framework of “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” project funded by the European Union and implemented by De...

Final training and public hearing on the Isfara River Basin Plan

KHUJAND ( April 23, 2014 ) –The final fifth training on basin planning for the working group of the Isfara river basin planning development and implementation is held today. The members of the working group represent water management, environmental protection, sanitary, epidemiological, economic agencies, local administration and water users. The training on basin planning is conducted in the framework of “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” project funded by the European Union and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Transboundary Water Management in Central...

Introducing basin planning approach in Cepekyab, Turkmenistan

Context
The EU project ‘Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia’ (WMBOCA) is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Society for International Cooperation). WMBOCA aims to build capacity in regional water cooperation and sustainable water resources management in smaller transboundary river basins.

Moreover, WMBOCA activities focus on the introduction of the basin approach, for which the EU Water Framework Directive is the guiding concept...

Supporting basin planning and management in Turkmenistan

Context
Across large areas, the surface water and groundwater resour-
ces of Turkmenistan are extremely scarce, due to the country’s predominantly desert climate and average annual precipitation of 100-150 mm. The Amu Darya River is the main source of water in the northern part of the country, while the southern regions near the Kopet Dag Mountains are mainly served by the Karakum Canal, which was constructed in the middle of 20th century.

Other water resources are the Murgab and the Tedjen rivers, which run into Turkmenistan from Afghanistan and Iran, and are mainly supplied by runoff from the northern Hindukush Mountains...

Training on basin planning

Training on basin planningBATKEN ( 6 March 2014) – the working group of the Isfara River Basin Plan development and implementation with
members representing water management, env...

Training on basin planning

Training on basin planning KHUJAND (27 February 2014) – the working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin with members
representing water management, environmental pr...

Economic and financial instruments on basin planning

Economic and financial instruments on basin planningKHUJAND (27 February 2014) – the members of working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin representing
water management, environmental prot...

Final Training on geographic information systems (GIS) in Turkmenistan in the framework of the European Union action

Final Training on geographic information systems (GIS) in Turkmenistan  in the framework of the European Union action ASHGABAT(7-8 February, 2014) – The final training on geographic information systems (GIS) in the
framework of the EU action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” was
held by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Transboundary Water
Management in Central Asia Programme.
Professionals in spheres of water management from Akhal, Balkan, Dashoguz velayats and GIS specialists of
Water Survey Control under Ministry of Water Economy of Turkmenistan participated in the training.
The training was aimed at introducing the participants to the advantages of GIS tools application in water
resources management. Particularly, the training introduced the special geographic modeling software –
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst that is used mainly for development of general land use and soil salinity potential
geographic information maps.
Moreover, organisers presented the major results and works on the Murgab river basin GIS maps developed
during the series of GIS training sessions for Mary and Ashgabat water specialists in 2012 and 2013.
The training was conducted by highly qualified specialists of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate
Coordination Water Commission of the Central Asia (SIC ICWC).
In 2012, the Programme handed over the GIS equipement to the partner organisations Marysuwhojalyk and
Water Survey Control under the Ministry of Water Economy of Turkmenistan. The partner organisations use
the equipment for more planned and effective allocation of water resources in the Murgab river basin.

National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning in Murgab River Basin

National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning in Murgab River BasinMARY – National Stakeholder Dialogue on Basin Planning dedicated to the pilot testing of basin
planning in Cepekyab Sub-basin of Murgab basin took place...