Snow and Ice, Water resources

Snow water equivalent dynamics in the Yesil water management basin

Abstract The article presents the snow water equivalent (SWE) dynamics in the Yesil Water Management Basin during 1971-2019. The main research purpose was to study the SWE dynamics, since – being a powerful climate-forming factor – snow cover plays an important role in climatic, hydrological, and glaciological processes. The analysis was carried out using mathematical …

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wetlands

Wetlands, parks and botanical gardens the best ways to cool cities during heat waves, finds study

Wetlands, parks and even botanical gardens among the best ways to cool cities during heat waves—says biggest-ever global study Botanical gardens are not just beautiful—they can cool the city air by 5°C during heat waves, according to the most comprehensive review of its kind led by the University of Surrey. Parks and wetlands have a similar effect. …

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Environment, hydrometeorology and ecosystems, Strategic documents

National State of the Environment Report: Uzbekistan

For the first time in the last 10 years, Uzbekistan has prepared a national report on the state of the environment. A working group created by the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the republic with the support of international organizations worked on the review. A healthy environment and its sustainable management …

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Sanitation, wastewater and waste, housing and communal services

Navigating WASH Challenges in Rural Areas: Peer Effects and Infrastructure

Despite the well-documented benefits of improved sanitation and washing facilities, a considerable number of people, even in middle-income countries, still lack access to modern sanitation and home-based bathing facilities. We leverage household budget survey data from two Central Asian countries to investigate the barriers to improved adoption of sanitation and washing facilities. We find that …

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Climate change

The climate challenge for Central Asia

The report paints a grim picture of what that world will look like. As weather extremes become the new normal and risks to food, water and energy security increase, everyone will feel the impact—particularly the poor DOWNLOAD

Climate change, Water resources

Climate Change and Hydrology in Central Asia: A Survey of Selected River Basins

Water flow in the rivers of Central Asia is defined by a multitude of factors: climate, terrain and soil types, and weather extremes. This report highlights key research findings on five important river basins across Central Asia, and presents the visual material with short annotations for a lay readership. Download PDF

Climate change, Finance and insurance

Climate Investments in Central Asia

CAMP4ASB publications on climate change explain the latest scientific studies of climate impacts on selected rivers of Central Asia, climate adaptation actions by farmers and green technologies that could be used more broadly across the region. Download PDF

Climate change, Environment, hydrometeorology and ecosystems

Scientific article- Sustainable development priorities and ensuring environmental sustainability: prospects for Uzbekistan

This article highlights the important connection between environmental security and national security, emphasizing the urgency of ensuring the safety of both the environment and human well-being from potential harm caused by human activities. The article highlights the global call to action through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve well-being and protect the planet. The …

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