Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Here’s How the World Looks When We Use Up All of Our Water

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on the Aral Sea whose demise holds sobering lessons for our water scarce future: Walking toward the shrinking remnants of what used to be the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan was like entering hell. All around was a desert devoid of life, aside from scrubby saxaul trees. Dust […]

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Uzbekistan Urges Public To Save Water As Crisis Looms

Via Terra Daily, a report on Uzbekistan’s efforts to rally public support to save water as crisis looms: Uzbekistan on Friday said it would urge the public to save water, as global warming and creaking infrastructure point to a serious crisis in the landlocked arid country. Experts have said streamflows at its two main rivers, the […]

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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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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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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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