TAG: central asia

In memoriam – Kakhramon Djumaboev

IWMI is deeply saddened by the passing of our esteemed colleague Kakhramon Djumaboev at the age of 45. Kakhramon was a water management researcher, based in Uzbekistan.

Youth are at the center of transforming the future of water – hear what they have to say

It is essential that young people working in water and science are ‘co-guardians’ of the Transformative Futures for Water Security initiative.

“Revive and Restore Degraded Wetlands”, what will it take?

Wise use calls for balance between maintaining key wetlands functions while not unduly restricting wetlands’ use by millions of often poor people.

Tributary-level cooperation in the Isfayramsai River basin can benefit Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and the Aral Sea

Within the NEXUS Gains Initiative, an IWMI team is focusing on water storage around the Isfayramsai River.

September-November 2022 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from September to November.

Moving out, moving up? Stories of rural women migrating from Thailand and Kyrgyzstan

On the 15th of October, 2022, the international community celebrates the world’s hardworking rural women whose labor helps deliver global food security.

Assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in transboundary basin: Shakhimardan

Shakhimardan river basin in the spotlight of the EU funded “Hydro4U (Hydropower for you)” project

In focus: Women making a difference in the world of water

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 and pursue "gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” find out how three IWMI researchers are translating those words into action.

Three months of floods, or nine months of drought

An intense monsoon season in Pakistan means the country’s food system faces the challenge of both extreme floods and extended droughts.

Thinking Hydrologically

Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region.

Innovations and smart water technologies key to food systems transformation in Central Asia

Creating the food systems that people want & need across Central Asia will depend in part on how water is managed under climate uncertainty.

USAID Central Asia : A researcher’s journey to conserve water in Uzbekistan

As an agronomist’s son born in the desert during the famous expansion of agricultural lands, Kakhramon’s life has always been intertwined with water.

Sustainability Community: Is it crunch time for the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus? 3 recommendations to move the needle

To be clear, nexus projects do exist that have put principle to practice with impressive results. In Central Asia, for example, research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) demonstrates that substantial savings can be achieved in water and energy if more efficient irrigation technologies are adopted.

Smart Water Magazine: How tech and modern market mechanisms can solve water scarcity in post-Soviet states

Uzbekistan is an incredibly dry country, receiving an annual rainfall of just 100 to 300 mm. Nevertheless, Uzbek farmers have managed to significantly increase productivity since the early 1990s, raising the availability of diverse foods and halving the number of unnourished people in just ten years.

Blogs.WorldBank.org: Secrets to successful irrigation management from Central Asia

About 60 percent of the region’s people are employed by the agricultural sector, which depends almost entirely on irrigation.

Cooperation may trump conflict on Central Asia’s Rivers

New database reveals large numbers of sub-basin scale agreements

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