Amu Darya Water Quality Assessment and Management

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Project ID

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Project Title

Amu Darya ...

Type

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Countries: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan

Lead Organization(s)

UNEP/UNDP-ENVSEC Initiative (http://www.envsec.org)

Project Partners

UNDP and OSCE country missions in Central Asia, UNEP office in Kabul (ENVSEC)

National ministries and agencies for the Environment, Foreign Affairs, Water & Agriculture, Hydro-meteorology

Amu-Daria Water Basin Authority (BVO Amu-Daria)

IFAS - International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (including the ICWC - Inter-State Commission for Water Coordination for inputs on, water resource management and ISDC - Inter-State Sustainable Development Commission for inputs on environment and water quality)

Financing

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Timeframe

Mar 06 - Sep 07

Status

Project idea under deiscussion/consideration

Project website(s)

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Description

Given that Amu-Daria is the main feed forto the agricultural sectors of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, a major potential source of Tajikistan’s hydro-energy, and in view of current and potential economic development in the northern Afghanistan, the issue of water management is regarded as an environment and security concern that affects both land and water resources in the basin, socio-economic conditions of the local communities, and eventually international relations among countries of the basin.

Against the background of the work of ENVSEC initiative in Central Asia and its extensive relations with the Governments of the region, it is proposed to undertake a detailed assessment of water management and quality situation in the upper Amu-Daria river basin with a particular focus on the environment-security implications of projected developments as well as on identifying opportunities to strengthen basin-wide cooperation around common issues. It is expected that the assessment shared by the Governments will result both in a clearer understanding of security aspects of water management and pollution issues in the basin, and in identification/ scoping of follow-up interventions where some of the risks as well as cooperation opportunities can be addressed in a practical manner.

The assessment will also directly help strengthen capacities of involved local and regional institutions and promote policy dialogue among the parties sharing the basin.

Project deliverables:

  • In-depth assessment of the situation (desk study and a published assessment report)
  • Improved capacities in Amu-Daria basin countries for assessing environment and security linkages
  • Increased awareness of the issues and env.-sec. linkages locally and internationally
  • Proposals for follow up action for hot-spots

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

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Attachments

 Fiche Amu Daria assessment-IK.doc  Draft Amudarya River.doc

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