USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity Fact Sheet

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The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity strengthens water cooperation across Central Asia for improved stability, economic prosperity and healthy ecosystems.

Water, energy and food security are tightly interlinked in Central Asia, forming a resource nexus that transcends the borders of the five Central Asian States of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The goal of the USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity is to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins.

The activity takes a multi-level governance approach to tackling complex regional water challenges by strengthening collaboration through stakeholder dialogues; developing a shared vision for integrated and sustainable river basin management using evidence and modeling; and fostering collaborative action across sectors and governance levels.


The activity aims to achieve the following results:

Build Capacity

Well-trained human capital and strengthened educational institutions that address both integrated water resources management and the water, energy and agriculture nexus

Strengthen Transboundary Cooperation

Sustainable river basin councils that promote cooperation using transboundary rivers to pursue mutual economic benefits

Support Transboundary Initiatives

Enhanced national and regional initiatives that address transboundary water cooperation and water, energy and agriculture nexus through a common economic cost/benefit lens

Respond to Environmental Challenges

Selected emerging regional and national environmental challenges and issues are addressed in the Central Asian countries

THE SYR DARYA AND AMU DARYA RIVER BASINS:

Map of major waterbodies and rivers in the Amu Darya and Syr Darya basins

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity is a five-year $24 million USD activity running from October 2020 through September 2025.

CONTACT DETAILS:

USAID Central Asia

USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity

Gulzada Azhetova

Contracting Officer Representative

gazhetova@usaid.gov

Richard Volk

Chief of Party

Richard.volk@centralasiawave.org

Last updated: November 03, 2020

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