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For an extensive overview of the water-related initiatives, programmes and projects in Central Asia please see the website of the “Central Asia Water Sector Coordination Initiative” (CAWSCI).

 

Water-related databases in Central Asia

CAREWIB

The portal provided by the SIC ICWC contains several data base on water allocations, reservoirs, river discharge as well as maps, photo galleries and a great number of publications and links to water-related projects and organizations.

www.cawater-info.net

 

Alpine Exploration in Central Asia

This portal of the University of Idaho provides hydro-meteorological data series of Central Asian terrestrial stations. It is planned, to add glaciological and GIS data as well as data on the geochemistry of ice cores. User registration is required.

www.sci.uidaho.edu/cae/data/default.aspx

 

Russian Weather Server

The portal provides recent meteorological data from several weather stations in Central Asian countries starting from 1998.

meteo.infospace.ru/wcarch/html/e_sel_country.sht?cont=3

 

Water-related projects in Central Asia

ASBP 2

Details on the second Aral Sea Basin Programm “Programme of concrete actions on improvement of environmental and socio-economic situation in the Aral Sea Basin for the period of 2003-2010” approved by the IFAS in 2003.

www.ec-ifas.org/English_version/projects_eng/realiz_conclusion_asbp2_eng.htm

 

Aral HYCOS Project

The Aral HYCOS project proposed by the WMO for implementation within the ASBP-2 plans to install an up-to-date hydrometeorological monitoring network in Central Asia. So far, the project has not started yet.

www.ec-ifas.org/English_version/aral_hycos_eng/aral_hycos_eng.htm

 

Khorezm Project

The project “Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan)” is coordinated by the ZEF/UNESCO. It addresses the environmental, social and economic problems in Khorezm, one of the three provinces located within the so-called Aral Sea Zone in Uzbekistan. The project started in 2001, the project phase III will last till 2010.

www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de

 

Central Asian decision makers and inter-state institutions

EC IFAS

Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea

www.ec-ifas.org/English_version/index_eng.htm

 

SIC ICWC

Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Water Coordination

www.sic.icwc-aral.uz/index_e.htm

 

National Hydro-meteorolgical Services

KAZGIDROMET

KyrgyzGidroMet

Agency on hydrometeorology of the Republic of Tajikistan

 

CAREC

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

www.carecnet.org/en/about

 

Central Asian scientific institutions

CAIAG, Bishkek

Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences

www.caiag.kg

 

Institute of Water Problems and Hydropower, Bishkek

The Institute of Water Problems and Hydropower of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic studies of the state of water resources under conditions of global climate change. It provides forecasting and recommendations and contributes to solving problems related to interstate use of trans-boundary water resources.

www.caresd.net/iwp/