Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Agree to Install Transboundary Water Meters

Via The Diplomat, a look at how water – while most often characterized as a potential spark for conflict in Central Asia – is, at the same time, an opportunity for cooperation: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have agreed to install meters in each other’s territory to monitor water consumption and share data online with each other. […]

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An Elegy For The Amu Darya River

Courtesy of Guernica, a look at how – in so many ways – human behavior is emptying the Amu Darya: Most mighty rivers enjoy a spectacular finale: a fertile delta, a mouth agape to the sea, a bay of plenty. But it had taken me almost a week to find where the Amu Darya comes […]

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Afghan Canal Will Divert Water from Uzbekistan

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on progress of the second phase of the Oosh Tepa Canal project: Afghanistan has begun construction of the second phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal, which will divert water from the Amu Darya River and may have an adverse effect on agriculture in downstream Uzbekistan. The Taliban announced that […]

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Japan’s Role in Healing the Aral Sea and Engaging Central Asia

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at Japan’s role in healing the Aral Sea: Multiple international actors have become involved in helping Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan alleviate the devastating consequences of one of the worst human-made environmental disasters across the Central Asian region: the loss of the Aral Sea. One notable partner in these endeavors is […]

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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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Taliban Vow To Finish Disputed Canal At ‘Any Cost’

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on the Taliban’s vow to finish a disputed canal at ‘any cost’ despite its Central Asian neighbors crying foul over its plans to tap shared river: A massive canal project in Afghanistan has alarmed the country’s neighbors over fears it will drain a river key to their agricultural economies, but […]

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