Drainage, Irrigation & Wetlands Improvement Project - Phase 1

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Project ID

WB: P009127

Project Title

Drainage, Irrigation & Wetlands Improvement Project - Phase 1


Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners



Total: $74,550,000;

Sources of Financing: World Bank loan


2003 - 2013 (10 years, start date 19 June 2003)


Under implementation

Project website(s)






The overall objectives of the project are:

  1. To increase the productivity of irrigated agriculture, employment and incomes in Karakalpakstan, one of the poorest regions in Central Asia.
  2. To improve water quality of the Amu Darya river by safe disposal of the drainage effluent, and enhance quality of wetlands in the Amu Darya delta.
  3. To develop the institutions for improving water management, operation and maintenance (O&M) of the irrigation and drainage systems, and for promoting sustainable irrigated agriculture through participatory irrigation management.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

Other projects in Uzbekistan
  1. A comprehensive study on glacial melting in Central Asia
  2. Amu Darya Assessment of Environment and Security Linkages and Impact
  3. Amu Darya Water Quality Assessment and Management
  4. Aral Sea Basin Capacity Development Project
  5. Bukhara & Samarquand Water Supply Project
  7. Canal Automation in Ferghana Valley
  8. Central Asia – Regional and National Water Sector Review
  9. Cross Border Impacts of Vahksh River Basin Development
  10. Dam safety in Central Asia: capacity building and sub-regional cooperation
  11. ENVSEC/UNEP - Environment & security assessment and capacity-building in the Amu-Darya river basin
  12. Enhancing regional exchange of water resource information (CAREWIB phase II)
  13. Ferghana Valley Water Resource Management
  14. Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Phase-I
  15. IWRM in Uzbekistan
  16. Improved Management of Water Resources in Central Asia II
  17. Integrated Water Resources Management Ferghana Valley
  18. Microbiological safety of drinking water
  19. National Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Efficiency Plan for Uzbekistan
  20. National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for Uzbekistan
  21. Preparatory Assistance for IWRM in Uzbekistan
  22. Regional Environment Programme
  23. Regional Research Network Water in Central Asia (CAWa)
  24. Regional Rural Water Supply Project (SDC)
  25. Rural Enterprise Support Project II
  26. Setting up a Project Formulation and Coordination Support group for sustainable transboundary management of radioactive waste in Central Asia
  27. Syr Darya Water Supply Project
  28. The Swiss Support to Hydro-meteorological Services in the Aral Sea basin Project
  29. UNEP Support Programm for CA Countries on Johannesburg Plan and IWRM Plan by 2005
  30. Uzbekistan Bukhara and Samarkand Sewerage Project
  31. Uzbekistan WSS Strategy
  32. Uzbekistan Water supply and sanitation Project
  33. Water Flume Metres for Water User Associations
  34. Water Governance in Central Asia
  35. Water Productivity Improvement at Plot Level
  36. Water Resources Management Project, Uzbekistan
  37. Water Sector Investment Planning Study
  38. Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program – Project 1, Republic of Uzbekistan
  39. Water/Energy Dialogue

Other irrigation projects in Central Asia
  1. Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project
  2. Second Irrigation and Drainage Improvement Project
  3. Second On-farm Irrigation Project
  4. Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project - Phase II

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