Past

Please, visit our portal if you are interested in the past and present of water and environment sector in our region and realize an importance and the holy nature of water.

If you visit the section "Historical documents, monographs, articles", you will know about earlier period of hydraulic engineering school development in Turkestan. There is the extensive collection of historical documents on water management and land reclamation in the period from the end of XIX till the first one-third of XX centuries.

Present

CAWater-Info is a unique product of our years long efforts. This product holds a huge base of information, knowledge, and data related to water in Central Asia.

Please, visit our portal if you are interested in the past and present of water and environment sector in our region and realize an importance and the holy nature of water. Here you can find information on legal, institutional, and thematic aspects of water management and use in Central Asia, as well as data, updated every 10 days, telling you how much water the region gets, how this water is allocated, whether actual values are lower of higher than forecasts or planned values, and, the most important, where do we move with our water use? You can also compare those data with the previous series of similar data.

Please, visit also our section of literary and journalistic texts — “Clean Water Space”. You can go deeper in the holy nature of water and understand that we must save water and we need water!

Future

A set of models being developed would allow predicting a situation on water resources use in the region.

If you are a journalist, student or a young specialist in hydrology, hydraulic engineering or energy who wants to know about characteristics, problems and prospects of development in the Aral Sea basin, you could use the Popular Version of model set.

If you are an expert in the water sector area and water and energy resources use who is interested to know about alternative water sector development scenarios in riparian countries of the Aral Sea basin, with consideration of socio-economic, environmental, energy and climatic factors, you could try the Expert Version of model set.


www.cawater-info.net/data_ca/

CAWater-IS Regional Information System

The regional information system on water and land resources in the Aral Sea Basin was designed to support decision-making process addressing water sector.

The main objective - to serve as common tool for accounting land and water resources in the Aral Sea basin dynamics aiming assessment of diverse aspects of their use and effectiveness. It should facilitate sustainable management and control of water resources use.

The system gives an opportunity to steadily evaluate water effectiveness in all uses and specify the non-productive losses.

The information system shared by all riparian states that encourages confidence, solidarity and sense of mutual responsibility. Available data series since 1980 (time interval: year/season/month).

The most completed water-related database includes more than 150 parameters.

www.cawater-info.net/amudarya/

Database of the Amudarya river basin

This section contains general information about the Amudarya river basin: basin morphology, water resources; water management structure; reservoirs and streamflow regulation; water requirements; water losses along the river bed. The online database on real ten-day water withdrawals in the Amudarya river basin (from 1991 till now, which is being updated every ten days) is also here. The database includes, in addition, information about water infrastructure, water quality, water resources use.

www.cawater-info.net/syrdarya/

Database of the Syrdarya river basin

This section contains general information about the Syrdarya river basin: basin morphology, water resources; water management structure. The online database provides information on real ten-day water withdrawals in the Syrdarya river basin (from 1991 till now, which is being updated every ten days). The database includes, in addition, information about water infrastructure, water quality, water resources use.

www.cawater-info.net/zeravshan/

Database of the Zeravshan river basin

On-line database on actual ten-day water withdrawal in the Zeravshan river basin

www.cawater-info.net/karadarya/

Database of the Karadarya river basin

On-line database on actual ten-day water withdrawal in the Karadarya river basin

www.cawater-info.net/chirchik/

Database of the Chirchik river basin

On-line database on actual ten-day water withdrawal in the Chirchik river basin

www.cawater-info.net/aral/

Aral Sea basin

General Information about Aral Sea basin: Location, geomorphology, landscape, climate; Water resources; Formation of the surface flow; Surface water resources quality; Lakes and depressions; Groundwater: reserves and use; Waste and drainage water; Dams and hydropower; Lands; Irrigated lands; Salinization and drainage, etc.

www.cawater-info.net/aral/data/

Database of the Aral Sea

Map; precipitation; level; wind speed; water temperature; water mass volume; volume of water from river; relative humidity; evaporation from water surface.

www.cawater-info.net/afghanistan/

Water resources of Afghanistan

Water resources of Afghanistan: General Information

www.cawater-info.net/afghanistan/data/

Rivers of Afghanistan: database

Data on main rivers in Afghanistan

www.cawater-info.net/analysis/register/

Water and Environmental Complex of Central Asia

This section gives passport data on water and environmental objects located in Central Asia: reservoirs, lakes, rivers, HPS, etc.

www.cawater-info.net/ecoindicators/

Indicators of Sustainable Development for the Aral Sea basin

The section contains the set of Indicators of Sustainable Development (Atmospheric air; Water resources; Land resources; Biodiversity; Socio-economic indices) for all Central Asia Countries and Afghanistan


www.cawater-info.net/analysis/

Analysis of water-related situation in river basins of Amudarya and Syrdarya

Analytical reviews give possibility to assess water management situation of the Amudarya and Syrdarya Rivers and their sections and one can see the followings:
- scheduled (predicted) and actual parameters of tributaries, releases, reservoir storage, water withdrawals;
- deviation of the scheduled (predicted) water availability for water intake from the actual one.

Database and a set of developed models enables each of the participants (water management, planning and other authorities of Central Asian countries, as well BWOs) to predict their development options for the future and the release mode and water allocation in the current situation, for assessment of impact of their activity on other countries and some planning zones. At the same time an efficiency of water use by each participant of joint water management can be assessed at any time, and the unproductive water withdrawal can be determined.

Regular information on the natural water resources and their prediction, the comparison of the on-line predicted and actual data on the water resources use and channel balances of major rivers of the region makes it possible to improve water resources management and builds trust, unity and responsibility between countries and economic sectors.

Existing data for the period 1991 - present is being replenished in each ten-day period.


www.cawater-info.net/bk/rubricator_e.htm

Hierarchical Classification System of the Knowledge Base

List of headings is a hierarchical classification system, which is applied to systematize documents and represent them in databases and information publications.

1. Water Resources | 2. Water Resources Use | 3. Agriculture | 4. Land Reclamation | 5. Land Degradation and Desertification | 6. Hydroecology | 7. Climate Change | 8. Water Governance and Management | 9. Water Law and Policy | 10. Economic and Financial Aspects | 11. Water and Education | 12. Water and Ethics | 13. Decision Support System | 14. Sustainable Development, Green Growth, and Security | 15. Gender and Gender Policy

www.cawater-info.net/library/

Electronic library

Large collection of publications - books, articles, legislative and normative legal documents for management and use of water and land resources and the environment.

www.cawater-info.net/biblio/en/

Bibliographic database “Land and Water Resources Use in the Aral Sea Basin”

Bibliographic Database "Land and water resources use in the Aral Sea Basin" contains bibliographic records with abstracts of books and articles. Bibliographic record includes information about authors, name and source (book, journal or collection of articles) of the publication, date and place of publication in the original language, a brief annotation, search terms (keywords). Bibliographic description serves two aims: signal (alerts about the appearance of the document) and address attribute (necessary information for its searching).

Periodical “Abstract Review. Land Reclamation and Water Management” in the hard and electronic copies is issued with using information of the bibliographic database. The electronic copy of the review is available in the electronic library of the CAWater-Info portal (in Russian).

www.cawater-info.net/bk/water_land_resources_use/english/

Knowledge Base “Water and Land Resources Use in the Aral Sea Basin”

Knowledge Base includes the following sections:
- physical-geographical characteristics of the region;
- water resources;
- water resources use;
- desertification and monitoring;
- organizational and legal issues of water resources management and financing.

The knowledge base also includes the results of the past field studies on irrigation and drainage in the region. Inclusion of those studies proceeds from a need to ensure the intergenerational continuity. Recently, most graduates of higher education institutions have been coming to water-management organizations without knowledge of experience in irrigation and drainage as gained in Central Asia over the past 20-30 years. It is assumed also that earlier research works are unknown to most foreign specialists who try to assist the Central Asian states in solving water and environmental problems in the Aral Sea basin.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/iwrm/

Knowledge Base “Integrated Water Resources Management: Central Asian Experience”

This knowledge base is aimed at a wide range of specialists–water management professionals, including policy-makers in the water sector who define trends and meaning of modern reforms of water governance and management.

At the same time, this knowledge base is also intended for a wide range of civil society’s representatives interested in proper implementing water management reforms.

A content of this knowledge base allows our users to be imbued with recognizing that civil society and nature face the serious problems related to water resources all over the world. At present, these challenges cannot be efficiently tackled using the customary, prevalent during last decades, traditions, governance structure, and methods of water management. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is here treated as a new promising approach to solving the abovementioned problems. First findings of introducing this new approach in Central Asia are generalized in the present knowledge base.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/water_law/

Knowledge Base “International and National Water Law”

The Knowledge base contains the generalized information about the international water law and national water laws of the Central Asian states.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/land_law/

Knowledge Base “Land Law”

The Knowledge base contains the generalized information about the land laws of the Central Asian states.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/improvement-irrigated-agriculture/

Knowledge Base “Land Reclamation and Irrigated Agriculture”

The Base covers all issues related to irrigated agriculture and reclamation, summarizing particularly the experience of the Central Asian states. In Russian only.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/dam-safety/

Knowledge Base “Waterworks Safety”

This knowledge base deals with the safe and reliable operation of hydraulic structures, as well as mutually beneficial cooperation in this field relevant for the countries of Central Asia.

www.gender.cawater-info.net/knowledge_base/

Knowledge Base “Gender and Water”

The knowledge base contains information relevant for both the Central Asian republics and other regions on issues of gender equality and women’s role in water sector.

www.cawater-info.net/afghanistan/knowledge-base_e.htm

Knowledge Base on Afghanistan

The knowledge base contains collection of books, reports, monographs, papers, declarations, international agreements concerning of Afghanistan.

www.cawater-info.net/water_quality_in_ca/knowledgebase_e.htm

Knowledge Base on Water Quality

The knowledge base contains collection of books, reports, monographs, papers, standards, sanitary regulations concerning of water quality.

www.cawater-info.net/bk/glossary/

Glossaries

The glossaries contain the basic terms, definitions and concepts which are used in spheres of the International Water Right, Water Economy, Gender etc.

www.cawater-info.net/review/

Reviews

Reviews contain most interesting information about international collaboration in water and land resources management and use (in Russian only).

www.cawater-info.net/all_about_water/en/

Clean Water Space

God has given Water to the World as the Holy sacrament gift and ordered not to tolerate spoiling water, for He has not done it. In our lifetime – our days filled with perpetual race for all kinds of benefits, wealth, the lifetime of the oil idol and the golden calf, - only belief in Water and devotion to Water, its miracle cure for securing health, for soil fertility, for saving the beautiful all can put the will of God into action!

The site posts popular articles, essays and other useful information about water as a unique natural resource.

www.cawater-info.net/ca/

Central Asia

The portal section is in 5 national languages — Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek.

www.cawater-info.net/training/

Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management for Central Asia

Teaching materials for “Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management for Central Asia” Training

www.cawater-info.net/infographic/

Infographic

Visualization of information, data and knowledge about Central Asia, the Aral Sea Basin, the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers


www.cawater-maps.net

Maps of Central Asia

GIS server with maps of the Central Asian states

www.asbmm.uz

ASBmm - the Aral Sea basin management model

ASBmm, the Aral Sea basin management model, is developed in such a way so that to make the analysis of basin’s water resources and problems for the future a simple and visual process; the package gives a comprehensive view on present and future conditions in the Aral Sea basin; considers socio-economic, environmental and climatic aspects; builds alternative basin development scenarios and water resources management strategies.

www.cawater-info.net/analysis/dyn/index.php/ru/index/model/

Model of reservoir's waterworks facility with hydroelectric power station

The model for estimation of HPS's performance on a large reservoir's waterworks facilities (inflow, releases, escapages on HPS, electricity production). The calculation algorithm of HPS's characteristics, including releases, idle spills, reservoir's storage volume dynamics, electricity production by HPS, is used in this model.

www.cawater-info.net/analysis/dyn/index.php/ru/index/model/

Model of the river section water balance for the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers

The model of rivers' section water balance for the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers is based on the balance non-dynamic schemes of water allocation on the sections of major rivers in the Amudarya and Syrdarya river basins, according to which the calculation is carried out sequentially downstream for ten-days period, taking into account all the main items of the river channel water balance (inflow from the upper section, lateral inflow to the section, water withdrawal, return flow to the section - a collector-drainage flow, releases from canals, water losses, releases into lakes, water delivery to downstream sections).

aralbasin.net

ENVI online

Information System for Monitoring of the Environment in Central Asia


www.cawater-info.net/int_org/wwc/

The World Water Council

Web site of the World Water Council (in Russian)

The World Water Council was established in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/apwf/

The Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Web site of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (in Russian)

The goal of the APWF is to contribute to sustainable water management in order to achieve the targets of the MDGs in Asia and the Pacific by capitalizing on the region’s diversity and rich history of experience in dealing with water as a fundamental part of the human existence. Specifically, the APWF shall champion efforts aimed at boosting investments, building capacity, and enhancing cooperation in the water sector at the regional level and beyond.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/apwf-knowledgehubs/

KnowledgeHub of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Web site of the KnowledgeHub of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (in Russian)

KnowledgeHubs is the APWF’s network of regional water knowledge hubs. Each hub is a center of excellence committed to improving water security in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting knowledge sharing and championing feasible solutions for its priority water topic. Together, the hubs collaborate to generate and share knowledge and develop capacity in more than a dozen water knowledge domains.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/inbo/

The International Network of Basin Organization

Web site of the International Network of Basin Organization (in Russian)

“Together for Integrated Water Resource Management over the World”

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/icid/

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

Web site of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (in Russian)

The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/inwrdam/

The Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management

Web site of the Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (in Russian)

The mission of INWRDAM is to foster closer cooperation among the countries of the Muslim Ummah in the field of development and management of water resources. In pursuit of this mission, it seeks to generate ideas and policy directions through intensive dialogue, studies and research on a continuing basis.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/oieau/

International Office for Water

Web site of the International Office for Water (in Russian)

The International Office for Water is a non-profit-making Association under the French Law of July 1,1901, state approved by Decree on September 13, 1991.

Its objective is to gather public and private partners involved in water resources management and protection in France, Europe and in the world (bi- and multi-lateral cooperation organizations, ministries, water agencies, local communities, universities, engineering schools, research centers, land development companies, water suppliers and professionals, industrialists, professional associations, non governmental organizations) in order to set up a real partners’ network.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/iwra/

International Water Resources Association

IWRA is an international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organisation established in 1971. IWRA provides a global forum for bridging disciplines and geographies by connecting professionals, students, individuals, corporations and institutions who are concerned with the sustainable use of the world’s water resources.

www.cawater-info.net/int_org/icold/

The International Commission on Large Dams

The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is a non-governmental International Organization which provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in dam engineering.

www.cawater-info.net/worldwaterfora/

World Water Fora

Web site of preparation process of Central Asia and its paricipation in the World Water Fora

www.eecca-water.net

The Network of EECCA Water Management Organisations

The web site is created for an exchange of opinions, experience, the information on the most different aspects of water economic activities and is based on professional unity and mutual understanding.

www.cawater-info.net/atlas/en/

Database on the water-management organizations “Water Atlas”

The database “Water Atlas” contains information on the water-management and donor's organizations divided into three categories: international, regional and national.

www.cawater-info.net/whoiswho/en/

Database “Who is Who in Water Management”

The database “Who is Who in Water Management” contains information about people working in water management.


www.cawater-info.net/green-growth/

Green Growth

Green growth means fostering economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies.

http://dialogue.icwc-aral.uz

Website of the “Dialogue on Water and Climate: Aral Sea Basin Case Study” Project

Materials on research on the impact of climate change on water resources in the Aral Sea basin.

http://iwrm.icwc-aral.uz

Website of the “Integrated Water Resources Management in Fergana Valley” Project

The site is dedicated to the outreach of integrated water resources management in Central Asia based on the case study of one of the major projects in the region in this field “IWRM-Fergana”.

www.gender.cawater-info.net

Network “GWANET — Gender and Water in Central Asia”

Web site of network “GWANET — Gender and Water in Central Asia”: to improve gender awareness among the water sector stakeholders at regional, national and local levels, and strengthen their capacity in incorporating gender issues into the decision-making process.

www.fp7.cawater-info.net

The Information-Consulting Center on the European Commission 7th Framework Program in Central Asia

The Information-Consulting Center (ICC) on European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) has to promote and develop long-term international collaboration between European and Central Asian research groups (in Russian)

www.cawater-info.net/rivertwin/

Project RIVERTWIN

Project RIVERTWIN — A Regional Model for Integrated Water Management in Twinned River Basins

The project objective is to develop an integrated regional model for strategic planning of water resources management (WRM) in twinned river. Three river basins were selected for modeling in different regions (the Neckar river, the Oueme river, and the Chirchik river in Germany, Benin, and Central Asia, respectively).

www.cawater-info.net/twinbasinxn/

Project TWINBASINXN

Project TWINBASINXN — Promoting Twinning of River Basins for Developing Integrated Water Resources Management Practices

The main objective is to promote capacity building of river basin organisations, to improve their expertise, and to help them, through twinning, to overcome water management problems mainly by:

- Promoting a friendly cooperation between water managers
- Tightening ties among basin organisations
- Improving communication between the basins participating in the twinning
- Encouraging exchange of expertise, knowledge and technical personnel
- Strengthening effectiveness of integrated water management within organisations
- Improving, overall, the functioning of these institutions

www.cawater-info.net/reta/

ADB RETA 6163: Improvement of Shared Water Resources Management in Central Asia

Web site of the Asian Development Bank Regional Technical Assistance (TA) “Improvement of Shared Water Resources Management in Central Asia” (RETA 6163)

The overall goal of the TA is to achieve sustainable and efficient water management in the region. The purpose of the TA is to help the CARs strengthen their cooperation in the management of shared water resources in the Aral Sea Basin and other transboundary basins.

www.cawater-info.net/ucc-water/

UCC-Water: Speedup of the IWRM-2005 Objectives Implementation in Central Asia

Web site of the project «Speedup of the IWRM-2005 Objectives Implementation in Central Asia»

The objective of the sub-regional program is: “Speedup of IWRM-2005 Objectives Implementation in Central Asia”.

www.cawater-info.net/wpi-pl/

Water Productivity Improvement at Plot Level Project

The objective of the Water Productivity Improvement at Plot Level project is to strengthen the capacity (in terms of knowledge, extension material and methods) of the differ-ent actors in the agricultural innovation system through strategic alliances for conveying solid and adapted extension messages relating to water productivity improvement at plot level to the farmers.

www.cawater-info.net/canal-automation/

Ferghana Valley Canal Automation Project

The project aims to improve the operation of the irrigation system and ensure efficient water allocation. It also aims at finding a balance and smoothening out the water flow fluctuations originated by the operation of the upstream Toktogul Power Cascade and Uch-Kurgan main waterworks.

www.cawater-info.net/water_quality_in_ca/

Water Quality in Central Asia Project

The objective of the project is to contribute to the development of efficient and coordinated national policies with regard to water-quality aspects of integrated water resources management in Central Asia.

www.cawater-info.net/projects/peer-amudarya/

Project “Transboundary water management adaptation in the Amudarya basin to climate change uncertainties”

The goal of this project is to build adaptive capacity of the countries sharing the Amudarya basin to manage effectively their transboundary waters under climate change climate changeand other uncertainties.

Objective to study in a holistic manner transboundary water management issues in the Amudarya basin for the long run under conditions of climatic and other changes along with national plans on irrigated agriculture and hydropower development.

www.cawater-info.net/information-exchange/

Coordination Group on a Regional Space for Water and Environmental Information in Central Asia

The objective of the Group is to provide guidance for and coordinate the work on a regional space for water and environmental information in Central Asia.


www.icwc-aral.uz

Official website of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination in Central Asia (ICWC)

It contains information on the history and daily activities of ICWC, brief information on its meetings, reports on large conferences with the participation of ICWC, reference data (addresses, telephones) on all the ICWC members. The site also includes information on ICWC executive bodies – Secretariat, BWO Amudarya, BWO Syrdarya and CMC ICWC.

http://sic.icwc-aral.uz

Website of the Scientific-Information Center of ICWC

It contains information on SIC ICWC, namely regional activities, cooperation with international organizations, implemented and ongoing projects, publications, reference data (addresses, telephones) on SIC and its branches in the Central Asian states.

http://tc.icwc-aral.uz

Website of ICWC Training Center

Information on ICWC Training Center