Situation in (South) Caucasus


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This sub-region consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia



All three countries are located in the Kura-Aras river basin, so transboundary water management is an important issue in this sub-region. The waters of the Kura-Aras basin are a significant source for all the three countries, with Azerbaijan being dependent on the Kura river for more than 70% of its drinking water supply. Water quality, quantity and distribution of the Kura-Aras rivers thus are important issues for all the three countries.

Regional cooperation between the countries on the use of the transboundary waters and sound integrated water management of shared waters will not only prevent inefficient use and further stress on the water resources but will also prevent conflict and build confidence and bring stability in the region.

For information on water situation in individual countries, check the individual country pages: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

UNDP projects

Transboundary management of the Kura-Aras river basin is vital for this sub-region. Under the GEF programme UNDP has been working on a project for Reducing Transboundary Degradation in the Kura/Aras River Basin. Along with ensuring improved quality of the waters of the river basin, UNDP is also focussing on encouraging public participation in the project by Stakeholder and NGO Mobilization in the Kura-Aras River Basin

Further Readings - References - Links

CENN - Caucasus Environmental NGO Network

Organisations and regional programmes and projects in the South Caucasus


All the above readings and references

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