Fostering Transboundary Dialogue by Developing and Implementing National IWRM and Water Efficiency Strategies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan


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Fostering Transboundary Dialogue by Developing and Implementing National IWRM and Water Efficiency Strategies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan


Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

*UNDP Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
  • Department of Water Resources (DWR) under the Ministry of Agriculture (Kyrygzstan)
  • Water Resources and Processing Industry (MAWRPI) ((Kyrygzstan))
  • State Agency of Environment Protection and Forestry (SAEF) (Kyrygzstan)
  • Chief Admimistration on Hydrometerogemeteroology of Ministry of Emergency Situations (Kyrygzstan)
  • Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources (Kyrygzstan)
  • Ministry of Water Resources Management (Tajikistan)
  • State Committee on Environmental Protection and Forestry (Tajikistan)
  • Main Geological Institution (Tajikistan)
  • Committee on state inspection of the secure industrial works (Tajikistan)
  • Global Water Partnership, GWP-CACENA (co-executing)


Total: $5,400,000;

Sources of Financing: European Commission, Government of Norway, UNDP


2007 - 2011


Preparatory phase

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This project will support the development of National IWRM plans for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and promote the linkage with similar on-going (Kazakhstan) and emerging (Uzbekistan) activities as well as transboundary dialogue and coordination in Central Asia in general. Based on the recently established "Roadmaps for Speeding up IWRM Planning" in Central Asia (UNEP-UCC & GWP, 2006), the project will be conducted within the framework of the EU Water Initiative, linked to the emerging process of "National Policy Dialogues" in the region, and acting as "pilot project" for the respective EC programme on IWRM in the transboundary context, as adequate. The overall project goal is to establish national processes and institutional mechanisms in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and strengthen transboundary dialogue, knowledge exchange and coordination in Central Asia to strategically plan, manage and utilize water resources in an integrated and efficient manner.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Water/Energy Dialogue
  2. Water-Energy Nexus in Central Asia
  3. Water Productivity Improvement at Plot Level
  4. Water Governance in Central Asia
  5. Water Flume Metres for Water User Associations
  6. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Aral Sea Basin
  7. Utilities Reform Study
  8. UNEP Support Programm for CA Countries on Johannesburg Plan and IWRM Plan by 2005
  9. UNDP Communities Programme
  10. UNDP 2003: Water-related legal and institutional structures in Central Asia
  11. The Swiss Support to Hydro-meteorological Services in the Aral Sea basin Project
  12. Tajikistan, Environmental Performance Review
  13. Tajikistan Water Sector Strategy Paper
  14. Tajikistan Water Management Improvement
  15. Tajikistan WSS Strategy
  16. Tajikistan Millennium Development Goals Report 2003
  17. Tajikistan - UNDP/GTZ: Sustainable Water Use and Management in Tajikistan
  18. Support to Community Development
  19. Strategy for development of small scale hydropower of the Republic of Tajikistan
  20. Socio-Economic Assessment of the Production and Consumption of Renewable Energy Sources in the Republic of Tajikistan
  21. Setting up a Project Formulation and Coordination Support group for sustainable transboundary management of radioactive waste in Central Asia
  22. SDC - Central Asia Mountain Programme, phase II, Central Asia 2003-2004
  23. Rehabilitation of Rural Water Supply Systems, sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion through schools in Khatlon Region, Tajikistan
  24. Regional Rural Water Supply Project (SDC)
  25. Regional Research Network Water in Central Asia (CAWa)
  26. Regional Environment Programme
  27. Promoting IWRM and Fostering Transboundary Dialogue in Central Asia
  28. Poverty Reduction Through Social Safety Net, Agriculture and Water Management in Sughd Oblast
  29. Politics of Water in Post-Soviet Central Asia
  30. National IWRM and Water Efficiency Planning in the Central Asian Region
  31. Municipal Infrastructure Development Project
  32. Moving Mountains: The UN Appeal for Tajikistan 2005
  33. Lessons on Cooperation Building to Manage Water Conflicts in the Aral Sea Basin
  34. Irrigation and Poverty in Central Asia: A Field Assessment
  35. Integrated Water Resources Management Ferghana Valley
  36. Improved Management of Water Resources in Central Asia II
  37. IWRM and transboundary dialogue in Central Asia
  38. Harmonization and Approximation of Water Standards and Norms in Central Asia
  39. Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project
  40. Establishing a dialogue involving all key stakeholders to improve implementation and sustainability of rural drinking water projects in Tajikistan
  41. Enhancing regional exchange of water resource information (CAREWIB phase II)
  42. ENVSEC/UNEP - Environment & security assessment and capacity-building in the Amu-Darya river basin
  43. Dushanbe Water Supply Project
  44. Dam safety in Central Asia: capacity building and sub-regional cooperation
  45. Cross Border Impacts of Vahksh River Basin Development
  46. Community Agriculture & Watershed Management Project
  47. Community Agriculture & Watershed Management GEF Project
  48. Central Asia – Regional and National Water Sector Review
  49. Central Asia Regional Environmental Action Plan for Water Pollution
  50. Canal Automation in Ferghana Valley
  52. An Action Plan for Improving Weather and Climate Service Delivery in High-Risk, Low Income Countries
  53. Amu Darya Water Quality Assessment and Management
  54. Amu Darya Assessment of Environment and Security Linkages and Impact
  55. A comprehensive study on glacial melting in Central Asia
  56. A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Improve Water Governance in Europe & CIS

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