MAR in the Syrdarya River Basin
Recent studies funded by the OFID under Phase I-IV of this project exposed the potential for storing seasonal and temporary originating excessive water flows in the aquifers of the Fergana Valley, located in the Syrdarya River upstream. Potential and free capacities were determined to store excessive water flows in the aquifers and technologies were identified for recovery the stored water for agricultural use. However to upscale these technological interventions to the basin scale this study to be continued for different environments of the Syrdarya River and Amudarya River basins. That is why important to carry out further the research on managed aquifer recharge in the foothills and lowlands of Syrdarya River basin. This will allow proposing basin scale recommendations to policy makers, involved into development of basin scale strategic plans on water resources management in the Syrdarya river basins. This study also intended identifying at pilot scale technologies of managed aquifer recharge technologies suitable for the Amudarya River basin.