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Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol on Caspian Sea

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the Caspian Sea: The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, signed a law on the ratification of the protocol on the protection of the Caspian from pollution from land sources and as a result of activities carried out on land to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the […]

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Central Asia: Running Out of Water

Via IWMI, an article on water in Central Asia: To ensure that the voices of his region are heard at the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit, Oyture Anarbekov, IWMI’s Country Manager for Uzbekistan, convened a regional dialogue with partners that focused on the challenges facing Central Asia and the interconnected nature of food and water systems. […]

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Central Asian Drought Highlights Water Vulnerability

Via Third Pole, a report on how – as parts of the region experience the worst drought in 13 years – experts say Central Asian governments must urgently look at options to mitigate extreme weather events: A severe drought in Central Asia is causing mass livestock die-offs and shortages of water for irrigation. In two […]

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Drought Exacerbating Central Asian Regional Conflicts

Via Window on Eurasia, commentary on how drought is exacerbating Central Asian conflicts: The drought in Central Asia means that the flow of the Amudarya River is currently 24.5 percent lower than in 2019 and 16.4 percent lower than it was last year when the region began suffering a drought. There is thus less water […]

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Turkmenistan: Pump Up The Water

Via Eurasianet, an article on water in Turkmenistan: To judge by the number of needless fountains Turkmenistan has built over the years, one would be hard-pressed to realize that water comes at a premium in this desert nation. So it looked uncharacteristically pragmatic of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov this week when he devoted so much attention […]

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Caspian Faces “Catastrophic Drop in Water Levels” This Century

Via EurasiaNet, a report on the plight of the Caspian that may make the Aral Sea merely a forewarning of what is ahead: As the globe warms and sea levels rise, the lands abutting the Caspian Sea are facing the opposite problem. Forecasters expect a sharp drop in precipitation in Central Asia and increased evaporation […]

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