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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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Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Working To Resolve Water Tension

Via Jamestown Central Asia Monitor, a report on how – in a landmark shift in bilateral relations – Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have begun resolving and cooperating in border delimitation and water issues, including a plan of joint construction of a major hydropower plant in Kyrgyzstan: Transboundary water sharing is one of the most contentious issues […]

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Hydropower: A Hot Topic In Central Asia, And Not Just From The Usual Suspects

Courtesy of Radio Free Europe, a look at hydro power in Central Asia: There has been a lot of talk about hydropower in Central Asia since the start of May, and not just from the usual quarters. Perhaps it’s just officials watching the melting snows of spring and envisioning lights coming on in homes and […]

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Central Asia: Water Stress in the Naryn River Basin

Via Glacier Hub, an article on water Stress in the Naryn River Basin: Around the world, meltwater from snow and glaciers has provided surrounding communities with water for irrigation and hydropower, but climate change is altering the timing and volume of the annual water flow cycle. This issue is pressing in eastern Kyrgyzstan, where the glaciers and snowpack […]

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