Archive for the ‘Kyrgyzstan’ Category

Worrying Water Levels at Kyrgyzstan’s Critical Toktogul Reservoir

Via The Diplomat, a report on the worrying water levels at Kyrgyzstan’s critical Toktogul Reservoir where water levels have dropped closer to a concerning ‘dead’ level: Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Minister of Energy Taalaibek Baygaziev has once again called for consumers to be mindful of their electricity usage as water levels in the Toktogul reservoir drop. In […]

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Central Asia’s Water Crisis Is Already Here

Via The Diplomat, an article on what it will it take for Central Asian states to sustainably adapt to climate change, particularly the regional water crisis that is already underway: Over the course of 2023, Central Asia grappled with escalating challenges stemming from climate change, including disruptive weather patterns affecting long-standing agricultural practices and the […]

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Water Rights and Global Conflict in 2023

Via The Business Year, a look at water rights and global conflict in 2023: We once again find ourselves in troubled times as the year 2023 is coming to a close. The war in Ukraine has been raging for over 600 days, without any prospects for peace on the horizon. Meanwhile, the latest resurfacing of […]

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Impact of Afghanistan’s Kushtepa Canal on Central Asia

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), a discussion of the impact of the construction of the Afghan Kushtepa Canal on the water balance in Central Asia: During the analytical expert meeting organized by on 31 October, experts from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan discussed the prospects and consequences of the construction […]

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Kyrgyzstan to Return Issyk-Kul Resorts to Uzbekistan

Via The Diplomat, an article on another example of water diplomacy in Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan completed the work of delimiting their border in January 2023. While it’s now clear exactly where one country’s territory ends and the other’s begins, other disputes about infrastructure – some nowhere near the border – remain. In addition to gas […]

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Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Strained Amid Water Cutoff

Via Radio Free Europe, a report at how water is straining Kyrgyz-Kazakh relations: The video recorded on a Kazakh farmer’s smartphone reached the Internet like a distress signal. “Zhambyl Province. Sugar beet. There is no water. The beet has died,” the voice said over footage of failed crops in this traditionally fertile corner of southern […]

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