In 2019, OECD, with the financial support from Germany, initiated the preparation of the “Diagnostic Report on Rational Use of Water Resources in Central Asia as of 2019”.
The Diagnostic Report reviews the use and management of water resources in Central Asia over the period from 1998 to 2019. It, particularly, (1) assesses changes in water and land use and management in Central Asia over the past 20 years; (2) identifies future water challenges, development trends and needs for the long-term rational use of water resources and irrigated land; (3) assesses the progress made with implementation of the “Fundamental Provisions of Water Management Strategy in the Aral Sea Basin”; (4) prepares a database of key information and indicators in support of the Diagnostic Report.
The Diagnostic Report was prepared by SIC ICWC, with contributions from leading experts from the CA countries. In early 2020, the Report was updated based on the feedback from various agencies and organizations in CA countries.