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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


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.


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.


Russian Weather Server

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


Water-related projects in Central Asia


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.


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.


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.


Central Asian decision makers and inter-state institutions


Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea



Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Water Coordination


National Hydro-meteorolgical Services



Agency on hydrometeorology of the Republic of Tajikistan



The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)


Central Asian scientific institutions

CAIAG, Bishkek

Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences


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.