Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: June 2014

Monthly report on IWRM in Central Asia: June 2014

          

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Kazakhstan

04.06.2014

Briefing

Minister of environment and water resources N. Kapparov defined 5 indicators of water resources management program: water supply; increase of water resources; drinking water supply; water drain; ecosystem saving. To reach settled goals following acts are needed: decrease water use for 14%, enhancement of tariff policy, construction and exploitation of water infrastructure, establishment of water economy companies and implementation of the project on saving Northern part of Aral Sea and regulation of Syrdarya river bed.

Kazakhstan 2050

09.06.2014

Bilateral negotiations of Irtysh River

Negotiations between China and Kazakhstan on Irtysh River cannot reach its logic finish – water apportionment agreement. According to plans such document had to be signed in this year, but seems this process will be delayed till 2016. The stumbling-block of this case is the principle of “equitable allocation of water resources”, which understood by parties in different way. And in accordance with this situation none of among international legal documents or international organization can provide with monosemantic definition of this principle, which could help to solve Kazakh-Chinese problem.

Journal «Karavan»

 

Kyrgyzstan

12.06.2014

Water damming

Vice Prime-minister of KR on security, law and order and border issues A. Mamataliev had informed about possibility to dam Large Namangan canal’s water temporarily to make some general/capital repairs on Uch-Kurgan HPP, which was not repaired in 53 years. according to opinions of experts such decision of Kyrgyz Government might be a reaction to the unregularly gas delivery by uzbek side. In case of water damming during vegetation period, such act of Kyrgyz government may provoke regional conflict, which was mentioned by president of Uzbekistan I. Karimov.

«gazeta».kg

16.06.2014

Energetics

Minister of economy T.Sariev informs that Kyrgyzstan from exporter country of electricity becomes a country of importer. And this happened despite the fact that Kyrgyzstan has enough of resources to produce hydroenergy. This phenomenon has two explanations: energy sector needs effective management by decrease of energy loss and increase of profitability; build power generators by attraction of foreign investor with provision of state guarantee, or rethink the tariff policy.

«gazeta».kg

27.06.2014

Water resources allocation

People of Panfilov district ask to change the allocation of water resources of Aspara river (Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan) from 38% to 50% in favor for Kyrgyzstan. And they explain it by dissatisfaction of local farmers. Considering that current water allocation was established in 1948 and this allocation no longer fits modern demand. Laboratory director of scientific-research institution of Kyrgyzstan Shablovsky V. informed that in 1994 countries of CA according to Nukus Declaration agreed on established practice of water allocation. 

News Agency K●NEWS

Tajikistan

10.06.2014

International cooperation with EU

EU Envoy to Central Asia Janos Herman had met with minister of foreign affairs of Tajikistan Sirodzhiddin Aslov. During the meeting main streams of cooperation were talked, and most attention was paid to management of water resources and energy. Strategic important moments of future cooperation between Tajikistan and EU for the period of 20114-2018 were discussed.

TREND

18.06.2014

Energetics

The Head of ministry of energetics and water resources of Tajikistan Usmonali Usmonzoda with other representatives of the ministry took part in Asian Forum on clean energy in Manila. There was made a statement in the Forum about establishment of center “Sustainable energy for all”. The Center will use existing energy programs of ADB, UNDP, ESCATO UN and will support to make express-assessments, establish constructive political dialogue, investment catalystism and mobilization of bilateral and global foundations to develop clean energy.

News Agency Avesta

18.06.2014

Rogun HPP

On June 17, 2014 a final project of full research of World Bank of technical substantiation of Rogun HPP project was published. in accordance with this EU addressed to all Central Asia countries to discuss the project particularly, and cooperation in use of electricity energy and international water resources of Central Asia.

Switzerland News

Swiss Info

Uzbekistan

13.06.2014

InternationalcooperationandAgriculture

Within the Strategy partnership of World Bank Group with Republic of Uzbekistan for 2012-2015, Council of executive directors of VB approved the finance of two projects in Uzbekistan in sum of 410,3 mln. USD: Project on development of vegetable growing sector (150 mln. USD); Project on enhancement of water resources management in South Karakalpakstan (loan 242,50 mln. UDS, bond 18,22 mln. USD). Both of these projects support the government of Uzbekistan in realization the strategy of modernization of agriculture sector in the country.

gazeta.uz

18.06.2014

Multilateral cooperation in the sphere of education of environmental security.

International program is acting the country: “UZWATER: master program on science about environment and sustainable development with the accent of water resources management for the system of higher education of Uzbekistan”. This program take part with participation of Royal technological institution of Sweden, Sweden association of Aral Sea, National university of Latvia, Kaunas technological university, Warsaw university of science and life, Belarus state university and with the financial support of TEMPUS. Within the framework of this project an education of master students is going to be implemented in area of: “Environment protection and water resources management”. Project also aims to establish centers on study problems of environment protection and rational water resources use in universities and institutions of the country. 

News Agency Zhahon

26.06.2014

International Round Table

By the initiative of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Spain with participation of representatives of different Spanish universities, experts of scientific research institutions, specialists of water management and mass-media, a round table on “Uzbekistan’s approaches to solve the use of transboundary water resources in Central Asia” had been organized. Issues mentioned on the round table were concerned the shrinkage of Aral Sea, Priaral’e ecological condition and construction of large HPPs on transboundary rivers of Aral Sea basin.

Ecologic portal ECONEWS

Turkmenistan

25.06.2014

International cooperation

European Union Envoy to Central Asia Janos Herman arrived to Ashkhabad to take part in International Conference on migration and statelessness, and met with minister of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan. A wide range of issues were discussed, parties defined priority directions of cooperation in spheres of water resources management, energy and environment within the realization of EU strategy for Central Asia.

News Agency  Rosbalt

Sources:

  1. News Agency Rosbalt
  2. News Agency Zhahon
  3. Journal “Karavan”
  4. «Gazeta».kg
  5. TREND
  6. News AgencyK●NEWS
  7. gazeta.uz
  8. News Agency Avesta
  9. Ecological portalEconews
  10. Swiss Info
  11. Kazakhstan 2050
  12. Bulat Zubairov
  13. Assel Dautova
  14. Nargiza Osmonova
  15. Xaitova Dildora
  16. Mustakim Akhmedov
  17. Rahimjon Nazirzoda
  18. Bota Dyussembinova
  19. Tais Reznikova
  20. Marhabo Yodaliyeva – PhD student of Free University of Berlin.
  21. Kunduz Rustembekova - PhD student of Free University of Berlin.

Compilers – MA students of “Integrated Water Resources Management” program of German-Kazakh University:

Chief Editor: Atay Moldobaev - PhD student of Free University of Berlin.