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Name of Organization

Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

Part of / Sub-organizations

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;Republic of Kazakhstan

Committee for Water Resources of Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan 8, Orynbor str, Left bank, Astana, 010 000, Republic of Kazakhstan Tel. (7 7172) 74 17 29 Fax (7 7172) 74 26 81 www.minagri.kz

Kyrgyz Republic

Water Resources Department of Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic 4a, Toktonalieva str, Bishkek, 720 055, Kyrgyz Republic Tel. (996 312) 54 90 87 Fax (996 312) 54 90 94 www.agroprod.kg

Republic of Tajikistan

Ministry of Reclamation and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan 5/1, Shamsi str., Dushanbe, 734 064, Republic of Tajikistan Tel. (992 372) 35 35 66 Fax (992 372) 36 09 56 www.mwr.tj


Ministry of Water Resources of Turkmenistan 142, Geroya Turkmenistana Atamurada Niyazova str., Ashkhabad, 744 013, Turkmenistan Tel. (993 12) 39 06 15 Fax (993 12) 39 85 39

Republic of Uzbekistan

Water Resources Department of Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan 4, Navoi str., Tashkent, 100 004, Republic of Uzbekistan Tel. (998 712) 241 00 42, 241 23 73 Fax (998 712) 244 23 97, 244 23 98 www.agro.uz

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After collapse of the Soviet Union, to prevent arising of conflicts and serious complications in water resources management and to put water allocation, limitation and account in order, the Ministers of five Central Asian independent states in consequence of negotiations, meetings and discussions adopted at the conference in Tashkent on October 10-12, 1991 the Statement, in which, based on historical community of Central Asian peoples, their equal rights and responsibility for ensuring rational water resources use in the region, and taking natural and economic conditions into account, they recognized that only joint actions in coordination and management can help to effectively solve the region's water problems in a context of increasing ecological and social tension.

On February 18, 1992 five Ministers of Water Resources of Central Asian states signed in Almaty “Agreement on cooperation in joint management, use and protection of interstate sources of water resources”. Actually, this agreement founded a united body Interstate Coordination Water Commission (ICWC). This Agreement was confirmed by the Decision of the Presidents, Kzyl-Orda, March 26, 1993 and their “Agreement on joint actions on resolving the problems related to the Aral Sea and its coastal zone on environmental sanitation and social-economic development in the Aral Sea region”, and later by Agreement of the region's five countries of April 9, 1999 “On status of IFAS and its organizations”.

The Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) is a parity collective body of Central Asian States acting on the basis of equity, equality and consensus. According to the Decision by the Heads of State of March 23, 1993, ICWC was included in the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) and has the status of an international organization.

Key Resources

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented ICWC-Publications Click Here for bulletins of the Instertstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

Work on the Ground

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented ICWC-Projects


See also

Central Asia

External Resources


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