Archive for the ‘Kyrgyzstan’ Category

Water: A Barrier to Central Asia’s Rise?

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at how Central Asia’s growing role could be hampered by a long-standing problem – water scarcity: Amid growing Western pressure and changes throughout Eurasia, regions that were once considered on the Eurasian periphery are now gaining significance. Chief among them is Central Asia, a region that was historically considered part […]

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Drought Hits Bishkek, Where Taps Are Running Dry

Via Terra Daily, a report on Kyrgyzstan’s water scarcity crisis: For the past month, Bishkek resident Kanychai Bakirova has lived with her family of 11, including young children, in a home with only a trickle of water running from the tap.At the laundrette where she works, she is unable to serve customers who come in […]

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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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