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In Kyrgyzstan, Warming Brings Less Water and More Conflict

Via Reuters, a report on rising water tension in Central Asia: In the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal, it is the jarring sound of Bahadyr Mamatgapirov’s mobile phone that breaks the serenity of dawn. “Get here soon if you need water for your farm,” he abruptly tells one caller. Within moments it rings again. “Wake […]

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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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Will Tajikistan Turn Water Into Oil?

Via Fergana News, a report on Tajikistan’s recent decision to sell water to China: Tajikistan has decided to do what has been said for many years, but that has not been done for one reason or another. Dushanbe will start selling its water abroad – Beijing will partner. Tajikistan’s Orienbank signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Chinese company […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Tajikistan to Sell Water to China, Upsetting a Delicate Balance in Central Asia

Via Window On Eurasia, a report on  a plan for Tajikistan to sell water to China: Tajikistan, a water-rich but otherwise natural resources-poor country, has agreed to sell water to China, a move it has talked about for many years but has been constrained from doing because of the possible consequences of doing so for […]

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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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Importance Of Water In Central Asia’s Development

Via The Times of Central Asia, a report on the importance of water for development in Central Asia: Mitigating the increases in floods, droughts, melting glaciers and other climate change-related effects requires coordinated action at the national, regional, and global levels, said Cyril Muller, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, during his […]

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