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 on 5 February 2014 in Mary velayat in the
framework of the EU action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)”,
implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Transboundary
Water Management in Central Asia Programme.
Stakeholder dialogues take place to ensure the involvement of water user representatives into
transboundary water management processes in selected river basins. During the meeting
representatives of state agencies, international organisations, national and international experts discuss
issues of rational and effective use of the water resources.
This particula...

Shared resources– Joint responsibilites

Shared resources– Joint responsibilitesCentral Asia is a huge landmass situated between the Caspian Sea in the West and the mountain ranges of the Pamirs and the Hindukush in the South- East. For centuries, caravans travelled along the famous Silk Road connect- ing Europe and Asia, and crossed the two main rivers of the region: the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, which were known by the ancient Greeks as the Oxus and the Jaxartes. More than 1000 years ago, powerful Khans had already developed complex irrigation systems along these rivers, serving as a basis for economic prosperity and development.

Before the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, both rivers ran mostly inside the USSR, with a small upstream part of the Amu Darya in Afghanistan...

EU project supported meeting of the working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basin

EU project supported meeting of the working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basinKhujand – Members of working group on basin planning in the Isfara river basin discussed
current issues during workshop “Complex assessment and analysis of situation in the Isfara river basin”,
22-23 July 2013. Representatives of water sector and related agencies, specialists from basin
organizations of the Isfara river from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as experts took part in the event.
The participants presented the main results of legal and institutional framework analysis for basin
planning; economic and social development of the territory; climate change analysis and adaptation to
climate change; emergency situation, natural disasters and environment conditions; results of
development of land use map and land and water resources analysis for the Isfara river basin.
Every a...

Eine Quelle des Friedens – Grenzüberschreitendes Wassermanagement in Zentralasien

Eine Quelle des Friedens – Grenzüberschreitendes Wassermanagement in ZentralasienZentralasien ist eine Region mit knappen Wasserressourcen, die von den Auswirkungen des globalen Klimawandels und der chronischen Übernutzung der vorhandenen Reserven besonders betroffen ist. Gleichzeitig sind die Volkswirtschaften der fünf zentralasiatischen Staaten durch die gemeinsame Nutzung des Flusswassers der beiden großen Flüsse Syr Darja und Amu Darja sowie anderer grenzüberschreitender Flussgebiete eng miteinander verbunden. Während die wasserreichen Staaten am Oberlauf der Flüsse (Tadschikistan und Kirgisistan) das Wasser mangels Alternativen vorwiegend zur Energieproduktion im Winter nutzen, benötigen die am Flussunterlauf liegenden Staaten (Kasachstan, Turkmenistan und Usbekistan) das Wasser hauptsächlich zur landwirtschaftlichen Bewässerung im Sommer...

Источник мира — Трансграничное управление водными ресурсами в Центральной Азии

A Source of Peace – Transboundary

Water Management in Central Asia

Central Asia comprises a region with scarce water resources and is particularly vulnerable to the effects of global climate change and the chronic overuse of reserves. At the same time, the economies of the five Central Asian states are highly interconnected as a con-sequence of their joint use of water from the two major rivers – the Syr Darya and Amu Darya – as well as other transboundary rivers. In the absence of alternatives, the water-rich countries on the upper reaches of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya Rivers (Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) rely heavily on hydropower for energy production in winter, while those downstream (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) mainly use the water to irrigate agricultural land...

Small Basin Council in Aralsk: Access to Drinking Water on the Agenda

Small Basin Council in Aralsk:  Access to Drinking Water on the AgendaARALSK – Second Small Basin Council for Smaller Aral irrigation area to take place on 10 April 2013 in the framework of “Water Management and Basin Organizations 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 Asia Programme.

During the Council, access to drinking water for the population of Aralsk and Kazalinsk districts will be discussed as well as reconstruction of the drainage system on the left shore area of Kazalinsk district, abandoned drainage systems, works on headwork construction on the Aksay river, cleaning of its tributaries, strengthening of bulkhead. Draft provision on the Small Basin Councils is on the agenda as well.
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Third meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management in Turkmenistan with the focus on basin planning

Third meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water  Resources Management in Turkmenistan with the focus on basin planningASHGABAT — Third meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources
Management under the EU Water Initiative in Turkmenistan (NPD) took place on 5 April 2013 in line with the national
holiday “A Drop of Water is a Grain of Gold”. The financial support of the UNECE-led National Policy Dialogue was provided
in the framework of the EU-funded project “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)”,
which is implemented by GIZ Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme.
The NPDs are aimed at assisting governments of Central Asia in promoting implementation of the integrated water
resources management (IWRM) in line with the principles of the UNECE Water Convention. On 4 August 2012 the
Parliament of Turkmenis...

Basin planning trainings in the Isfara river basin

Basin planning trainings in the Isfara river basinBATKEN – Today members of working group on basin planning for the Isfara river basin, representatives of water
management, nature protection, sanitary and epidemiology, economy sectors as well as local administration and
water users associations meet to discuss and find solutions to improve water management for the Isfara river
basin. The training 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 Asia Programme.
It’s a second training on basin planning for the Isfara river basin: series of these capacity building trainings are
aimed at the development of the basin pl...

Ninth Steering Committee Meeting of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management

Ninth Steering Committee Meeting of the National Policy Dialogue on  Integrated Water Resources ManagementBISHKEK – Ninth Steering Committee meeting of the National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management in
Kyrgyzstan (NPD) took place on 13 March 2013. The UNECE-led event was hosted by the Department of Water Management
and Melioration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration of Kyrgyzstan and supported by “Water Management and Basin
Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH , Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme.
Policy makers, including representatives of the ministries of agriculture, health, natural resources, as well as other
authorities, international organisations and enterprises, gathered for the meeting.
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Climate and Flow Prediction in Small River Basins of Central Asia: Expert Meetings in Ashgabat

Climate and Flow Prediction in Small River Basins of Central Asia: Expert Meetings in AshgabatASHGABAT – This week (14-18 January 2013) Introductory Meetings on Climate and Flow Prediction in Small River Basins of Central Asia have taken place in the framework of the EU-funded action “Water Management and Basin Organisations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)”, implemented by programme of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Nominated experts from Turkmen and Kyrgyz partner water management organisations, German scientists from University of Wuerzburg and representatives of the GIZ Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Pro- gramme have discussed theoretical approach and practical solutions on climate change and flow prediction in Central Asia, namely, in Isfara and Murgab river basins.
Projection of air temperature, precipitation and available ...