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Assessment of Transboundary Water and Land Resources in the Amu Darya Basin


Assessment of Water and Land Resources in Small Transboundary Tributaries of Amu Darya River Basin using Earth Observation

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-WPC/Water Pollution and Control/Environment
  • ENV-MIN/Monitoring and Instrumentation/Environment

6 Project underway

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Senior Project Manager
Endrullat B

Leading Institute
Institute of Water Problem, Hydropower and Ecology, Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Supporting institutes

  • Taraz State University, Kazakhstan, Taraz\nAmerican University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek\nBasin Water Organization Amu Darya, Uzbekistan, Urgench


  • University of Twente, The Netherlands, Enschede\nUS Geological Survey, USA, VA, Reston

Project summary

An important issue to address in addressing water and land resources management in Central Asia is the lack of up-to-date, comprehensive data and information on water and land resources in the Amu Darya basin to inform management practices and support decision making at regional, national and local levels. The proposed project aims to address this issue by improving capacity for collecting and managing high-quality data; enhancing monitoring networks; promoting collaboration to enable regular data and information exchange; and, fostering and encouraging data networks. Primary activities of the project include conducting a systematic literature review; collecting recent data from different sources and streamlining data collection and management processes; creating GIS and RS/EO based maps, charts, and infographics that can be compiled into an easily accessible atlas, which in turn can be used to better monitor and evaluate transboundary water and land resources in the Amu Darya basin and inform management practices and support decision making in the region.

IWMI has extensive experience and expertise in conducting research on water and land resources, developing innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges (often through collaboration across different sectors of the economy and environment), and implement the knowledge, policies, and investments needed to build resilience and achieve sustainable growth. This proposed project would be building on the four ongoing IWMI projects based on the Amu Darya basin related to transboundary water resources management, climate change, river basin management, and quantum GIS capacity building.


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