Strengthening Water Security in the Aral Sea Basin (ADB-50003-001)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 20, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, water is key for development in Central Asia, where irrigated land has always been a major water consumer. Diversion of water for irrigation purposes accounts for over 90% of the total intake from all water sources. Increased population and irrigated land, as well as deteriorating water infrastructures, have led to what is known worldwide as the Aral Sea catastrophe', which includes health problems, high rates of child mortality, desiccation of the Aral Sea, biodiversity degradation, salt-dust transport from the dry bed of the Sea, and a loss of pastures, fisheries and wetlands.

The proposed TA will strengthen the capacity of IFAS member countries in (i) developing IWRM strategies and plans and IWRM implementation capacity at the regional and national levels; and (ii) piloting and replicating IWRM-related mechanisms to enhance efficiency of water use and promoting ICT, knowledge dissemination, and achievements of sustainable development goals. The TA's impact is to improve environmental and socio-economic situation in five countries of the Aral Sea Basin Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan by applying integrated water resources management principles.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Bui, Giap Minh
Central and West Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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