Description: Objectives (1) Provide secure containment for the toxic waste plume that is contaminating the groundwater of Ust-Kamenogorsk and therefore prevent the plume’s discharge into the Irtysh river and the city’s drinking water supply;
(2) Broadly address all water quality issues around Ust-Kamenogorsk by building strong institutional mechanisms for water quality monitoring and control of ongoing pollution by local municipal and industrial water users.
Sector: Waste management
Beneficiaries: Population of Ust-Kamenogorsk and residents of downstream communities. The Committee of Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture (CWR), Population of Ust-Kamenogorsk and residents of downstream communities