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.

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 18 Mar 2020

Nexus Blog // Livestock farming in the desert? How the NEXUS approach can enhance adaptation to climate change in Turkmenistan

By Aksulu Kushanova. How can ancient wells be restored and old pastures be reintroduced for farming? This demonstration project, initiated by the…

event 15 Jan 2019

Vacancy // Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) calls for applications for the vacant position as Executive Director. Application Deadline…

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Ludmilla Kiktenko
Regional Coordinator, Central Asia

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