Regional Water Intelligence Report Central Asia

Working Paper Published: November 2010

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.

Summary

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 paper highlights these issues and their inter-linkages and targets the Aral Sea Basin, with focus 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.