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Regional Water Intelligence Report Central Asia

This report highlights water and its linkages to food and fibre production, energy generation, environmental sustainability and human security the Aral Sea Basin, with focus on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Water is an increasingly strategic resource in the Central Asian region for economic and social development. Water cuts across critical issues such as food and fibre production, energy generation, environmental sustainability and human security.

This report highlights these issues and their inter-linkages. It relates specifically to the Aral Sea Basin and focuses on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan (also a part of the basin) and influential neighboring countries like China and Russia are part of the regional analysis.

The report is an independent study to inform UNDP strategic decision-making on current and future regional and national water programming and sustainable investments.

How to cite: GRANIT, J., JÄGERSKOG, A., LÖFGREN, R., BULLOCK, A., DE GOOIJER, G., PETTIGREW, S. and LINDSTRÖM, A. 2010. Regional Water Intelligence Report Central Asia. Report commissioned by UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility. Stockholm: SIWI.

March 2010
Central and Eastern Europe