Project Profile

Analysing and comparing regional security implications of micro-, meso- and macro-level water management collaboration and policy options in Central Asia

Duration : March 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
(Extended to March 31, 2013)

The overall objective of the proposed research is to examine, compare and thereby increase understanding on the local versus regional water-security-development nexus in Central Asia. The research will comprise of two components: The micro-level policy analysis will be based on categorizing and analyzing Soviet and post-independence agreements on small transboundary rivers and on transboundary infrastructure within the Ferghana Valley, as well as the operationalisation of these agreements. The macro-level policy analysis will attempt to assess currently discussed water management policy options (e.g. pro-irrigation, pro-hydropower) in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

Location(s): Uzbekistan
Project Contact: Wegerich, Kai
Donor(s): Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Finland
Research Collaborator(s) : Aalto University,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI