Duration: April 2012 – October 2015
Project territory: Three small transboundary watersheds: Aspara (Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan), Isfara (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), Ugam (Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan)
Main donor: USAID
Agreement Number: AID-176-A-12-00007
Implementing organization: The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)
|Today’s water-related problems in Central Asia are not simply rooted in an unequal distribution of water resources, but also have significant historical, political, economic and ecological dimensions.
New transboundary approaches are needed. The fully integrated management of water resources, which takes into account the interests of different sectors and ecosystems and applies the water basin principle, is gaining ground but is generally not yet the basis for national and transboundary water policies. In addition, the ongoing national and international development efforts are mostly focused on large transboundary basins and high level political dialogues among Central Asian states.
Small transboundary Rivers as a model for large transboundary basins: The suggested project will focus on three transboundary small watersheds in Central Asia to apply the principles of IWRM and to act as an opportunity to establish respective technical- and staff resources to serve as models for large transboundary basins and developing transboundary cooperation based on common trust and understanding.
Introduction of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practices in three small transboundary watersheds and their dissemination in Central Asia.
This project is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of CAREC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.