The region of Central Asia consists of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Here, water management is a critical issue, as diversion of water for agriculture accounts for more than 90% of the total water usage, mainly for cotton fields in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Due to leaking irrigation channels and unsustainable monocultures, soil salinity increases, and huge amounts of water loss put stress on the water supplies. Balancing the needs for agricultural production and the generation of energy through hydropower is challenging, as the waterflow is disrupted. . Climate change and population increases will put additional stress on the region’s water resources with 10 to 30% less water available in the aforementioned rivers by 2050.

As a result of the growing awareness of the need to adopt a Nexus approach in the region, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), in cooperation with the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), are implementing the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme activities. The project is part of the Global Nexus Programme

of the Nexus Dialogues held in five regions of the world financed by the European Union (EU) and the

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Phase II of the project Phase II will focus on the development of tools and practical application of the Nexus

approach for:

a) a joint implementation of transboundary projects based on the WEF Nexus approach;

b) identification of suitable funding mechanisms for such projects;

c) strengthening the competence of

experts in the practical application of the WEF Nexus approach in planning and investment decisions

to ensure sustainable development and enhanced water, energy and food security in Central Asia.

event 05 Mar 2021

Нексус в Центральной Азии // Потенциал внедрения подхода ВЭП Нексус в Кыргызстане обсудили с Вице-министром сельского хозяйства КР

24 февраля 2021 г. команда проекта Европейского Союза (ЕС) «Нексус диалог в Центральной Азии» провела обсуждение с г-жой Бермет Турсалиевой,…

event 05 Mar 2021

Nexus News // Discussing potential for introduction of WEF Nexus approach in Kyrgyzstan with Vice Minister of Agriculture

The team members of the “Nexus Dialogue in Central Asia” project, funded by the European Union (EU), held a discussion with Ms. Bermet Tursalieva,…

event 08 Jan 2021

Публикация // Фреймворк для оценки устойчивости подхода нексус

Метод разработан в ходе исследования, проведенной в рамках магистерского проекта. Данный подход разработан для оценки в планировании инфраструктурных…

event 17 Feb 2021

Publication // Challenges and Solutions for Biogas Production from Agriculture Waste in the Aral Sea Basin

By Olimjon Saidmamatov, Inna Rudenko, Urs Baier and Elbek Khodjaniyazov. This paper focuses on the potential benefits of biogas production in the…

event 01 Feb 2021

Publication // Promoting WEF Security in Central Asia Nexus Bulletin #1

By Dr Oliver Cogels, Ludmila Kiktenko, Saltanat Zhakenova, Rustam Issakhojayev, Aksulu Kushanova and Kristin Meyer. This bulletin is a collection of…

event 01 Feb 2021

Publication // Building an enabling environment for water, energy and food security dialogue in Central Asia

By Kristin Meyer. This capacity needs assessment identifies opportunities for institutional capacity development to strengthen multi-sectoral…

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Ludmilla Kiktenko
Regional Coordinator, Central Asia

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