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 23 Nov 2020

Программа регионального Нексус диалога по Центральной Азии // Результаты первого заседания Регионального координационного комитета

Первое заседание Регионального координационного комитета (РКК) проекта, финансируемого Европейским Союзом «Центрально-Азиатский Диалог по…

event 18 Nov 2020

Central Asia Nexus Regional Dialogue // Outcomes of the first Regional Steering Committee Meeting

The First Meeting of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) of the EU funded “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project: Fostering Water, Energy and Food…

event 18 Sep 2020

Online Event // First National Consultative Meetings in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

The First National Consultative Meetings in the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan took place on September 15, 2020 in the…

event 23 Oct 2020

Краткое описание проекта // Проект Нексус Диалог в Центральной Азии (Фаза 2)

Общая цель Проекта Нексус (Фаза II) основывается на результатах первой фазы проекта (2016-2019гг.), вторая фаза нацелена на институциализацию подхода…

event 23 Oct 2020

ОПИСАНИЕ ПРОЕКТА // Проект Нексус Диалог в Центральной Азии: Фаза 2

Основываясь на результатах первой фазы проекта (2016-2019гг.), вторая фаза нацелена на институциализацию подхода ВЭП Нексус в национальных и…

event 13 Oct 2020

Central Asia Nexus Dialogue // Outcomes of the National Consultation Meetings

The Central Asia Nexus Dialogue project has started the implementation of its second phase (2020-2023). In the National Consultation Meetings the…

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Regional Coordinator, Central Asia

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