Kura-Araks

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The Kura-Araks Basin is part of / comprises: · Asia & Pacific · Caucasus · Europe & CIS · Western Asia ·
Countries sharing the Kura-Araks Basin: · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Georgia · Iran · Russia · Turkey ·
Facts & Figures edit
Catchment AreaA 205,037 km3
Recipient
Neighbouring BasinsA Coruh, Samur, Sulak, Terek, Tigris-Euphrates-Shatt al Arab
PopulationA
Population DensityA 75 /km2
DischargeA 20 km3/yr
Surface Area m3
Average Depth m
Water Volume m2
Water Stress 1200 m3/person/year
Average Precipitation mm/yr
Evaporation mm/yr
Runoff mm/yr
Land Use
Irrigated Area 32200 km2
Irrigable Area 196000 km2
No. of DamsA 11
Dam Density 0.8 dams/km2
Total Water Withdrawals km3
  For Agricultural Use
  For Domestic Use
  For Industrial Use
Renewable Water Available (m3/yr/pers)
References & Remarks
A Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database, Oregon University

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Water Basin Profile: Physical and Hydrological Characteristics

Water Basin Profile: Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues

Water Basin Profile: Transboundary Political and Institutional Setting

Joint Bodies

There is neither an agreement nor a joint body covering the entire Kura-Aras River basin.


Bilateral commissions (between Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, between Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran) act on the basis of the Agreement between the USSR and Iran of 1957.


Bilateral commissions on boundary waters (between Armenia and Turkey, between Georgia and Turkey) act on the basis of the Convention between USSR and Turkey of 1927.


Since 2004, there is an Interstate Commission of Armenia and Turkey on the Use of Akhuryan Water Reservoir.


The Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation of Azerbaijan and Georgia acts since 2004. Its functions cover, among others, the cooperation in the area of monitoring the environmental safety of transboundary waters, including the assessment of pollution in the Kura River, and joint clean-up measures.


Major challenges and perspectives for cooperation

In Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, there are a number of projects to facilitate transboundary cooperation in the Kura-Aras River Basin. In 2007, two projects were ongoing: the USAID South Caucasus Water Programme and the ENVSEC project, “Development of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for the Cooperation in the Kura-Aras River Basin”. Both aimed to create legal and institutional frameworks for cooperation and, in the long run, the establishment of a joint body.


In June 2008, the EU Project “Trans-Boundary River Management Phase II for the Kura River basin” started in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The purposes are to support the establishment of transboundary monitoring and information management systems to improve transboundary cooperation in the basin. The Kura-Aras River Basin is also the focus of the UNDP/GEF project “Reducing Transboundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River Basin” and of the ENVSEC project “Development of bilateral agreement on the management of transboundary watercourses between Azerbaijan and Georgia”.

Water Basin Profile: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for the Future

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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about Kura-Araks

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  1. Reducing Trans-boundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River Basin - SIDA/UNDP component ‎(3,634 views) . . Katy.norman
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Who is Who

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See also

Fostering Dialogue between Riparian States for Development and Establishment of Initial Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Increased Cooperation and Joint Management of the Kura-Aras River Basin
Reducing Trans-boundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River Basin - UNDP Regional component
Stakeholder and NGO Mobilization in the Kura-Aras River Basin
Reducing Trans-boundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River Basin - SIDA/UNDP component
Reducing Transboundary Degradation in the Kura/Aras River Basin

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