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With Aral’s Death Irreversible, Central Asian Leaders Shift Focus to Setting a Market Price for Water

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on discussions of water sharing and use in Central Asia: For most of the past 25 years, the issue of saving the Aral Sea has dominated all discussions of water sharing and use in Central Asia. But now that the death of that sea has become irreversible, the leaders of […]

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Water: A Source Of Prosperity For Central Asia?

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on the potential for water to help Central Asia develop: As Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on June 20-21 hosted the High-Level International Conference Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, we are publishing the following opinion article by Cyril Muller, the World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, who […]

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Central Asia: Countries With Water Need Their Neighbors With Energy

Via Geopolitical Futures, an interesting article on Central Asian countries efforts to find solutions to internal regional problems such as water without Moscow’s help: Say what you will about the Soviets, but they really knew how to put the “union” in the Soviet Union. For all its faults, the union bound its constituent countries together, […]

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Water and Politics In Central Asia

Via The McGill International Review, an article on water and politics in Central Asia: “Water resources could become a problem in the future that could escalate tensions not only in our region, but on every continent,” former Uzbek president Islam Karimov famously told reporters in 2012. “I won’t name specific countries, but all of this could deteriorate […]

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Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Near Reservoir Agreement

Via Eurasianet, a report on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are nearing definitive agreement over how to share a disputed reservoir near the border in another sign of warming relations between the countries. Kasan-sai reservoir was the focus of tense standoff in 2016 that culminated in state-sanctioned kidnappings and armed confrontations. Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan on December 13 […]

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Central Asian States Lose $4.5B Yearly Due To Water Crisis

Via Azerbaijan’s Trend magazine, a report on the economic impact of water scarcity and lack of cooperation therein in Central Asia: Economic losses from the lack of water cooperation in the Central Asian region reaches $ 4.5 billion annually, said Iskandar Abdullayev, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC). “Water cooperation […]

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