Nexus Region Central Asia

The Central Asia region has a highly varied geography, which includes high mountains; vast deserts; and treeless, grassy steppes. The two major rivers are the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya. The Aral Sea is another major water reservoir for the region. However, the distribution of water resources is very difficult in Central Asia. Although the sources of the rivers are formed in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, hydroelectric plants weaken as they run to the downstream countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Population growth, climate change and dwindling precipitation create huge challenges to the Central Asian governments.

Therefore, an analysis of the dynamic links between water, energy, food and ecosystems is crucial in order to understand the challenges in these areas. The WEF-Nexus perspective will not only allow for the identification of the synergies between the different users of the natural resources but it will also help to avoid trade-offs and social conflicts that might occur. Intraregional cooperation will be essential to meet the described challenges.

News, Events and Resources

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The Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project // Fostering the Start of the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-Sector Investment (EC-NEXUS) in Ashgabat

On 15 November 2017, the first consultation within the frame of the NEXUS project in Turkmenistan was held the day after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Executive Committee of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

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В Ашхабаде состоялся запуск проекта // «Центральноазиатский диалог по использованию возможностей многосекторального финансирования путе

15 ноября 2017 года, через день после подписания меморандума о сотрудничестве между Исполнительным Комитетом Международного Фонда Спасения Арала (ИК МФСА) и Региональным Экологическим Центром Центральной Азии (РЭЦЦА), прошла первая консультация в Туркменистане по проекту NEXUS.

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Round Table // Best Practices for the Use of Water, Land and Energy Resources in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Astana hosted this round table with the objective to provide an overview of best practices in the region and introduce an interactive map currently being developed. The meeting also included a discussion on existing practices that contribute to a comprehensive solution of issues related to water, food and energy nexus in the Republic of Kazakhstan and other countries.

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Круглый стол по «лучшим практикам использования водных, земельных и энергетических ресурсов, а также охраны окружающей среды (ООС) в Респу

Астана прошел Круглый стол по «лучшим практикам использования водных, земельных и энергетических ресурсов, а также охраны окружающей среды (ООС) в Республике Казахстан» целью которого стала демонстрация обзора и интерактивной карты по лучшим практикам.

На встрече также прошла дискуссия по существующим практикам, которые способствуют комплексному решению вопросов водного, продовольственного и энергетического обеспечения в Республике Казахстан и других странах мира. Описание данных практики...

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Central Asia // Executive Committee of IFAS and CAREC signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Nexus Cooperation

A solemn ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum between the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS) and CAREC was held on November 13, 2017, in Ashgabat. The document was signed by Guizgeldi Baidzhanov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of IFAS, and Iskandar Abdullaev, Executive Director of CAREC.

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Центральная Азия // Исполком МФСА и РЭЦЦА подписали меморандум о сотрудничестве

Торжественная церемония по случаю подписания меморандума о сотрудничестве между Исполнительным комитетом Международного фонда по спасению Арала (Исполком МФСА) и РЭЦЦА состоялась 13 ноября 2017 года в Ашхабаде. Документ подписали г-н Гуйзгельди Байджанов, председатель Исполкома МФСА, и д-р Искандар Абдуллаев, исполнительный директор РЭЦЦА.

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Job Vacany // Nexus Central Asia Coordinator at IUCN/Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join the IUCN ECARO team as the Nexus Central Asia Coordinator. The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with IUCN ECARO Director and the IUCN Global Water Programme, and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of Nexus and water governance activities in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia.

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Regional Nexus // The Central Asian Dialogue on the Use of Multisectoral Financing Opportunities through Enhancing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Ludmilla Kiktenko, The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

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Regional Nexus Dialogue Central Asia // First National Nexus Consultations in Kazakhstan

On June 15, 2017, The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) conducted a national consultative meeting in Astana/Kazakhstan on opportunities of intersectoral cooperation for addressing environmental problems.

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Central Asian International Environmental Forum (CAIEF) // Assessing the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus

The side-event “Lessons learned from assessing the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus: approaches, findings and possible responses and contribution” was held in the framework of the Central Asian International Environmental Forum from 5-7 July 2017. The side-event was organized by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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