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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government's preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at USAID is bringing together a diverse set of partners to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to address critical challenges in international development. A key element of this strategy is the support of scientific and technological research through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program. PEER is a competitive awards program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with U.S. Government-funded and selected private sector partners.

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 and 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.

Project Results

Key Project Results Regarding the Current and Future Challenges in the Amu Darya Basin

Workshops, Trainings

SIC ICWC in Central Asia presented the PEER Project results at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazilia

Final workshop "Transboundary Water Management Adaptation in the Amudarya River Basin to Climate Change and Future Challenges: Tools and Recommendations" (31 January - 1 February 2018, Tashkent)

Project results demonstrated at the Central Asian International Exhibition “Water Technologies and Industry – WATER-2017” (23 November 2017, Tashkent)

Meeting on the Project (8 November 2017, Tashkent)

PEER Program Roundtable (9 June 2017, Tashkent)

Training workshop “Approaches to efficient water resource management by BWO Amudarya and its territorial branches in the context of climate change” (4-5 May, 2017, Urgench)

PEER Program Roundtable (3 April 2017, Tashkent)

Meeting on the Project (23 February 2017, Tashkent)

Workshop on the Project (29 December 2016, Tashkent)

Workshop on the Project (26 October 2016, Tashkent)


Adaptability of the Water Allocation System in the Amudarya River Basin to Changing Conditions

Towards Better Water Management in the Amu Darya River Basin

Towards Strategic Planning of Development in the Amu Darya River Basin

Assessment of Amu Darya Basin’s Development in 2020-2055

Planning Zone Model — an analytical tool for long-term planning

Project “Transboundary water management adaptation in the Amu Darya Basin to climate change uncertainties” Database

The Future of the Amu Darya Basin in the context of Climate Change (Summary)