Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category

Why Tajikistan’s Water Matters

Via The Geopolitics, a look at why Tajikistan’s water matters: Tajikistan is a very rich country in terms of water and hydropower potential. Its water, which is the Central Asian nation’s most widespread natural resource, seems to have become Dushanbe’s priority for socioeconomic development. In Tajikistan, a mountainous landlocked country of around 10 million people, […]

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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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Water Corruption In Central Asia

Via Central Asia Journal for Water Research, a new study on water corruption in Central Asia: Academic scholarship defines sectoral corruption, namely water corruption one of the main threats to the development of Central Asia. While applying a rapid review, the purpose of this article is to explore the current state of research on water […]

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Stanikzai: Use of Water of Amu River is Afghanistan’s Right

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the Afghan government’s view on the Amu River: Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, said at the ceremony of the completion of the first phase and the start of the second phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal that throughout the history of Afghanistan, the water […]

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Can Central Asia Engage With the Taliban Over Access To Water?

Via Real Clear World, commentary on whether Central Asia can engage with the Taliban over water: Recently, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported the progress of Afghanistan’s Qosh Tepa Irrigation Canal, $670 million, 285-kilometer canal to irrigate 550,000 hectares of land by diverting 25% of the flow of the Amu Darya River.    Irrigating northern Afghanistan has been a […]

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