Memorandum of Cooperation between the Kyrgyz State Technical University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

On April 3rd, the Kyrgyz State Technical University (KSTU) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) signed a memorandum of cooperation. The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen partnership in the field of research in water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and health (WASH), as well as to promote the exchange of …

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Uzbekistan has launched a project on water supply, sanitation, and protection of water resources in the context of climate change

Uzbekistan has launched a project on water supply, sanitation, and protection of water resources in the context of climate change. On the eve of World Water Day, on March 14, Tashkent hosted a seminar dedicated to the launch of a new project of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, “Strengthening activities in Uzbekistan in …

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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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NEXUS NEWSLETTER (FINAL ISSUE No. 18)

NEXUS NEWSLETTER (FINAL ISSUE No. 18) We are pleased to share the final issue of the newsletter published by the Global Nexus Secretariat (GNS), which summarizes the results of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus based projects: Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme, which covered 5 regions of the world: Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, …

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Inception workshop of the projects “Integrated watershed management in the Ishim River Basin in Kazakhstan” and “Creating opportunities and improving the status of women in rural regions of Central Asia in the light of climate change”

October 3, 2023, at 11:00, in the city of Almaty, at the Kazzhol Park Almaty hotel, at st. Nauryzbay Batyr 108, an Inception workshop will be held for the projects “Integrated watershed management in the Ishim River Basin in Kazakhstan” and “Creating opportunities and improving the status of women in rural regions of Central Asia …

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The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has been established in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has been established in Kazakhstan President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his Address to the people of Kazakhstan on September 1, 2023, outlined a series of strategically important issues related to water policy. He expressed the belief that water resources are of the same importance to the country …

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Uzbekistan’s contribution to the environmental well-being of Central Asia

Member of the Board of Governors of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) Boriy Alikhanov and representatives of the CAREC Country Office for Uzbekistan participated in a round table conference on the 15th anniversary of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan. The Senate Committee of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the development of Aral Sea region and ecology hosted the event …

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Completion of Two Key Irrigation Canals in Afghanistan

In the near future, in the southwestern province of Afghanistan – Nimroz, the systematic completion of the construction of two grand irrigation canals – Tarko and Afzal-Kala, flowing from the Kamal-Khan dams, is coming to a conclusion. The progress in the construction of these canals, where 94% of the work has been finalized, promises positive …

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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Join the Protocol on Water and Health

Currently, the countries of Central Asia are facing a significant deficit of water resources, particularly affecting rural areas. Despite improvements in access to safe drinking water and sanitation conditions in the region’s countries over the past decades, aging infrastructure, lack of qualified personnel, and financial constraints continue to pose obstacles to achieving the United Nations’ …

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Youth Water Challenge 2023: Youth take the challenge!

Transforming Water Resources with Youth: New Horizons and Opportunities! Modern society realizes that water is not only a vital resource, but also a key area that requires immediate and comprehensive solutions. Today, many of us face challenges related to water supply, sanitation and hygiene that directly affect the quality of our lives and the integrity …

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