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Agricultural Droughts To Continue Across Water-Scarce Central Asia

Via Seed Daily, a report on the agricultural future of water scarce Central Asia: A severe agriculture drought swept Central Asia in 2021 in its early growing season, causing mass die-offs of crops and livestock and leading to increased food prices. This harsh drought is not an independent event but an intensification of a drying […]

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Climate Change and Water Resources in Central Asia: Growing Uncertainty

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), a look at the impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asia: ?Unpredictable water availability with more frequent and severe natural floods and droughts, a growing population and increasing water withdrawals outside the region mean that today?s actions are critical for a sustainable future,? […]

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Perils of ?Water Wars? in Central Asia

Via Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor, commentary on Central Asian water tension: On November 3, Uzbekistani Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov and his Kyrgyzstani counterpart Jeenbek Kulubaev signed a bilateral deal in Bishkek, under which Kyrgyzstan agreed to cede to Tashkent the territory surrounding the Kempir-Abad Reservoir, covering 4,485 hectares, in exchange for over 19,000 hectares […]

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Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers Sign Water, Border Agreements

Via The Diplomat, an article on how – despite domestic opposition in Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek and Tashkent are moving ahead with their agreements on the Kempir-Abad reservoir: On November 3, Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov visited neighboring Kyrgyzstan, where he met with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev. The two foreign ministers signed a?raft of agreements, […]

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U.S. Water Security Initiative: Central Asia is a Contender for Partnership

Via Caspian Policy Center, an article on Central Asia’s potential as a partner in the U.S.’s new water security initiative: On June 1, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized?water security as an essential foreign policy priority. Harris mentioned that improving water security would enhance public health results and bolster local economic output, which in turn […]

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How Much Progress Has Been Made On Kyrgyz-Uzbek Water Cooperation?

Via the Third Pole, a look at?signs that improving relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan could lead to better management of water: Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, tensions over water have repeatedly sparked conflict in Central Asia. But experts have told The Third Pole they are hopeful that improved relations between Uzbekistan and […]

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