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18 Nov 2021 Glasgow, Scotland
COP26 - Special Envoy Of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High-Level Panel on Water and Climate Talks to "The Water Diplomat' / OOSKAnews.
6 Sep 2021 Almaty, Kazakhstan
The water resources available to the 5 republics of Central Asia are below the stress threshold of 1,700 m3 per person per year and risk falling further towards scarcity by 2050 if the nations do not undertake substantial investment in water infrastructure and management, as well as engage in transboundary water management and cooperation.
6 Apr 2021 OXFORD, United Kingdom
The demise of the Aral Sea is a tragic tale often told. Less known is the peril facing Central Asia’s largest remaining lake, Balkhash in eastern Kazakhstan.
12 Jan 2021 LINCOLN, United Kingdom
It was climate change, not the Mongol insurgency led by Genghis Khan that caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilisations in the early 13th century, new research suggests. The lands around the Aral Sea basin were once home to advanced civilisations that for centuries used floodwater irrigation to farm...
11 Dec 2019 MADRID, Spain
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has announced a new collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and other partners with a view to creating a desirable climate-resilient future."Water Resilience Frontiers: Pathways for Transformational Climate Resilient Water Security" seeks to address a lack of coherence in global negotiations on climate change, national development planning and water management...
7 Nov 2019 TOKYO
Unless well-funded and coordinated joint efforts are stepped up, ongoing over-withdrawals compounded by climate change will cause dangerous water shortages for some 70 million people living in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin, according to a new book co-authored by 57 experts from 14 countries and the United Nations.
23 May 2019 NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan
The European Union and the World Bank will join the government of Switzerland and the UK’s Department for International Development to fund approximately $8 Million USD to strengthen energy and water security in Central Asian countriesThe expansion of funding for the Central Asia Water & Energy Program (CAWEP) was agreed May 23 with proceeds to be used for knowledge exchange, analytical work, policy advice, and project preparation...
18 Feb 2019 Zurich, Switzerland
A new report on global galcier ice volume indicates that climate change is affecting glaciers causing them to shrink and resulting in a reduction in meltwater, restricting freshwater supply to many rivers, most especially in arid regions such as the Andes or central Asia.A team of researchers from international universities mapped the thickness of 215,000 glaciers around the world, excluding sea ice and glaciers that are connected to the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets...
4 Dec 2018 NEW YORK NY, United States
The UN Human Security Unit (HSU), in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, has launched a "Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund" (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea Region. The initiative marks a “new chapter for communities in the region,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said November 27...
14 May 2018 ASHGABAT
The Executive Committee of the international Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) with the assistance of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) organized a meeting in Ashgabat on the development of cooperation with international partners. The participants of the meeting paid attention to the fact that in recent years, the countries of the region have taken effective measures to improve the ecological and socio-economic situation in the Aral Sea basin.
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
20 Oct 2016 ASHGABAT
Water management is one of the most pressing topics in Central Asia and on October 18 Turkmenistan's Parliament approved the Water Code. The document is a legal act regulating relations in water management in Turkmenistan.