A Source of Peace – Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

2011-02-07_Fact-Sheet_BBIC-and-HW_UZ-covershot Rehabilitation of the Bad Bad irrigation canal and its headwork

 Irrigated agriculture is the basis of the Uzbek economy and the main source of employment and income in rural areas. Deteriorating irrigation and drainage infrastructure as well as poor irrigation management practices have led to signifi-cant water losses and decreasing agricultural productivity.

The Bad Bad irrigation canal is located about 45 kilometres to the northeast of Samarkand city and provides water for approximately 10,000 hectares of irrigated land in the Bu-lungur district of Samarkand province. A headwork diverts water to it from the Iski Tyatortar canal that is fed by the transboundary Serafshan river, which originates in Tajiki-stan.

The Bad Bad canal is over 70 kilometres long and was originally constructe...

Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia (TWMCA) – A Source of Peace

Transboundary Water Management  in Central Asia (TWMCA) – A Source of PeaceIntroduction
Purpose and context of the Review
The underlying mid-term review report is based on an assessment of the pro- gramme ́s status from the point of view of its perceived impacts. The review ́s ap- proach was primarily learning oriented and designed to support reflection within the programme team.
The review did not only take a close look at the German contribution, but also at the activities occurring in partner organizations (like UNECE) and target groups. Although numerous national representatives and experts of partner organizations have been involved in the review, it still remains a self-assessment more than an external feedback as to its character.
The main purpose of this evaluation, hence, was to improve future programme activities through reflection of lessons learned...

UNECE Mutually advantageous cooperation on water and energy resources is fully possible in Central Asia

REGION: Marton Krasznai, UNECE: Mutually advantageous cooperation on water and energy resources is fully possible in Central Asia! There is an opinion that effective solution of problems in CA water sector requires reforms, first of all, in the existing system of regional institutions, and in the legislative frameworks of cooperation. How drastic should these changes be, what can and needs to be done today, and what actions should be taken for the longer perspective, and, most importantly, how within the existing frames of relationships in the region, one can achieve maximal effectiveness of taken efforts. Mr. Marton Krasznai, UNECE Regional Adviser for Economic Cooperation and Integration, kindly agreed to answer the questions of CARNet.