Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas of Uzbekistan
The EU programme “Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan” is in line with the wider framework of the EU bilateral MIP 2014-2020 for Uzbekistan and promotes best European practice based on the EU Water Framework Directive. The programme pursues the overall objective to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth in the rural sector in Uzbekistan in the context of a changing climate. The programme’s specific objective is to improve water supply and the efficiency of water resource management at national, basin and farm level. Therefore, the programme brings together three components that are closely interconnected: shaping a national policy framework for water governance and integrated water resources management (component 1 implemented by GIZ), technical capacity building (component 2 implemented by UNDP) and awareness raising (component 3 implemented by the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan). Through indirect management the GIZ with its partners: the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Italian Council for Research and Economics in Agriculture (CREA) and the Austrian Environmental Agency (UBA - Umweltbundesamt) will implement component 1 (Water governance/Procurement). Close coordination will be observed with programme component 2 implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).