Water and irrigation in Central Asia (Bilateral activity cluster)

Water and irrigation in Central Asia (Bilateral activity cluster) comprised of two bilateral projects which are implemented by IWMI in Central Asia region. 

Sustainable management of water resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan (Short name: Water management in Uzbekistan)

This Programme is funded by the European Union in line with the wider framework of the EU bilateral MIP 2014-2020 for Uzbekistan. It pursues the overall objective to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth in the rural sector in Uzbekistan in the context of a changing climate. The programme’s specific objective is to improve water supply and the efficiency of water resource management at national, basin and farm level. IWMI jointly with GIZ, the Italian Council for Research and Economics in Agriculture (CREA) and the Austrian Environmental Agency (UBA - Umweltbundesamt) is involved into Component 1 of the Programme.

Impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan (Short name: Tajikistan WUAs evaluation)

Objectives are: I. econometricaly evaluate impacts of WUAs interventions made by the USAID project

II. To identify key factors that may compromise the ability of WUAs to successfully provide irrigation services over time.

III. To understand cropping decisions on kitchen plots, and identify opportunities for and constraints in cultivation of key food crops, and improving crop diversity.

IV. To identify opportunities for and challenges in accommodating the increasing roles of women in water management.