Regional Water Intelligence Report on Central Asia


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Publication Title

Regional Intelligence Water Report Central Asia

Publication Type

Baseline Report


Jakob Granit, Anders Jägerskog, Rebecca Löfgren,

Andy Bullock, George de Gooijer, Stuart Pettigrew and Andreas Lindström

Publication Date

Stockholm, March 2010


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Note to the Reader

Water is an increasingly strategic resource in the Central Asian region for economic and social development. Water cuts across critical issues such as food and fibre production, energy generation, environmental sustainability and human security. The report highlights these issues and their inter-linkages. The report targets the Aral Sea Basin and focuses on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan (also a part of the basin) and influential neighboring countries like China and Russia are part of the regional analysis.

The Report was commissioned by the UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) as an independent study to inform UNDP strategic decision making on current and future regional and national water programming and sustainable investments.

The Report is a summary of a baseline study prepared in July 2009 for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the identification of opportunities for sustainable investments and to inform implementation of ongoing regional initiatives. It is believed that other actors will also find the report useful as a basis for their strategic decision-making in the Aral Sea Basin region. The WGF would like to thank the authors of the Report and UNDP colleagues for their inputs and comments.

For the Water Governance Facility,
Håkan Tropp and Alastair Morrison



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External Resources


 RWIR Central Asia.pdf

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