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2013

Promotion of Interstate Water Management Cooperation on Transboundary Chui and Talas Rivers (Phase II) Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Promotion of Interstate Water Management Cooperation on Transboundary Chui and Talas Rivers (Phase II) Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have set up Interstate Commission for joint management of water resources in the basins of Chu river and of Talas river. However, a serious challenge for integrated water resources management remains to establish a data management system for which capacities are increasingly depleting. The proposed project will establish a monitoring system for both basins by upgrading the monitoring infrastructure generating real time data and capacities in both basins, thus supporting the Interstate Commission in decision making based on solid analysis and data.

Pays/Région : Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

Durée : 01.03.2013 - 31.12.2016

Contexte : To regulate the joint use of water management infrastructure, the Kazakh and Kyrgyz Governments signed an Agreement on the Use of Water Management Facilities of Interstate Status on the Rivers Chu and Talas and established the Interstate Commission in 2006. The Interstate Commission sets an operating mode for the facilities, estimates the costs required for their reliable operation and maintenance as well as the contribution of each party to cover operation costs (Kazakhstan provides up to 30 % of costs annually). This collaborative framework is so far unique in Central Asia, otherwise characterized by a severe competition for water resources between upstream and downstream counties. Phase 1 focused on Chu river basin only and installed a monitoring system on key infrastructure in that basin. The external evaluation recommended to extend and expand the support to both basins and both countries

Objectifs : The overall goal of the project is to help the Interstate Commission making decisions based on solid data and analysis by strengthening data management capacities and infrastructure. In a long term perspective, the goal is that the provided equipment and the data it generates will be used for joint analysis, evaluation and decision making.

Groupes cibles  : * Interstate Commission on Transboundary Rivers Chui/Talas ; * Kyrgyz Department of the Water Resources Management and Melioration ; * Committee for Water Resources in the Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Partenaires  : Interstate Commission on Transboundary Rivers Chui/Talas, Kyrgyz Department for Water Resources and Melioration (DWRM), Subcontractor Vodoavtomatika, a State enterprise, as a Design and Technology Institute “Water Automation and Metrology”, mandated by the Kyrgyz DWRM

Budget  :
Swiss Budget : CHF 950’000
Budget inclusive project partner  : CHF 950’000

Coopération Suisse

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