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Water Cooperation in Central Asia: Experience, Processes and Challenges (View from CAREC)

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Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev

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Water Cooperation in Central Asia: Experience, Processes and Challenges (View from CAREC)

  1. 1. Water Cooperation in Central Asia: Experience, Processes and Challenges (View from CAREC) Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev Regional Environmental Center Central Asia (CAREC)
  2. 2. CAREC- Regional Cooperation Platform CAREC – a platform for cooperation and exchange of knowledge and technologies… – in addressing environmental and sustainability issues in Central Asia – by providing a multi stakeholder dialogue on both national and regional levels – Promoting innovative approaches and global processes in the region of Central Asia
  3. 3. CAREC- Regional Cooperation Platform
  4. 4. 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 0.215 0.48 1.1 1.53 2.42 1.43 2.62 4.5 Budget, Million EUR CAREC- Regional Cooperation Platform
  5. 5. • Countries water policies, interestsRegional water system • Socio-political system, economic, agricultural and other sectorial policies National water system • Land and water rights, de- collectivization Everyday water management Challenges TransformationsTransboundary Cooperation: Central Asia Globalprocesses
  6. 6. Transboundary Cooperation: Central Asia Prolongation of soviet period water allocation principles, setting up regional institutions- water a technical issue 1990’s- 2000’s Seeking new arrangements and agreements, increase of contestation of water cooperation principles – water economic and political issue starting from 2000’s until recently Search for pragmatic and effective solutions, difficult dialogues- water a security issue Since 2015
  7. 7. Process initiation National consultations Regional meetings to generate joint approach and vision Collaborative participation in large-scale international events Transboundary Cooperation: CAREC’s approach
  8. 8. • Regional working groups on thematic areas: water quality, cross-border cooperation – joint work • Exchange of experience through demonstration of best practices - strengthening trust • Capacity building – common understanding • Regional platform for cooperation – platform to coin a common position • Involvement of different stakeholders (levels, sectors) - multi-sided view for the questions Transboundary Cooperation: CAREC’s approach
  9. 9. Transboundary Cooperation: CAREC’s approach • Contribution and participation at National water dialogues(EU, 2008-2009) • Water quality in Central Asia(UNDP, 2009-2012) • Promoting cross-border cooperation on small streams in Central Asia(USAID, 2012-2016) • Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia (AA- GIZ, 2010- on- going) • Integrated water cycle management: capacity building, its influence on education system and business, TEMPUS programme (EU, 2012-2016) • Water, Education and Cooperation- Smart Waters (USAID, 2015-2020) • «Promoting dialogue for conflict prevention related to water nexus in CA Central Asia Water - Nexus Cooperation (CAWECOOP)» (ЕС, 2015-2017)
  10. 10. CAREC: what we can offer • More than 250 projects with the budget over 50 Mio. EUR, expertise, knowledge and experience • Gained political endorsements and signed MoUs with leading regional partners- recognition and trust • Well-established country offices in all 5 CA states and a project office in Afghanistan and partnership networks • Enhanced regional cooperation with partners through dialogue platforms and joint actions- entrance and impact • CAREC on the growth – more interest, more impact, more sustainable environment- access to the changes, policy making • Mega-projects: Smart Waters, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Programme for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB)- linking the projects around programmatic themes
  11. 11. THANK YOU!