More than 300 villages in Kyrgyzstan never had a water supply system, according to the Department of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation. In another 600, there is no clean water due to the worn out water pipelines or the frozen works on the water pipe installation. (more…)
Kyrgyzstan’s views on how to manage the water resources formed on its territory are at variance with the provisions determined by the Aral Sea Saving Fund.
This was stated back in 2018 at the parliament hearings of Mazhilis. One year later, the situation did not change – about two million people still need quality drinking water. (more…)
How does Kazakhstan solve the problem of drinking water shortage in the era of oil leadership in Central Asia?
«By 2050, Kazakhstan’s level of drinking water deficit can increase threefold if appropriate measures are not taken,» – says water columnist Kunduz Adylbekova, in her article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
Sixty percent of all the water resources in Central Asia forms in Tajikistan. However, the half of its population faces many problems related to the access to drinkable water. From the whole volume of natural stocks of water Tajikistan uses only 17-20%.
«Increasing the area of perennial plantings in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan would have a positive effect on slowing down the melting process of glaciers in the region, as well as on CO2 uptake on the planet», – Azamat Temirkulov, associate professor, doctor of political sciences from Bishkek, wrote in his article for CABAR.asia.
Safe drinking water is available only to 52.4 per cent of population of Karakalpakstan at the beginning of 2019, according to the Department of maintenance of interregional water pipeline Tuye-moiyn Nukus. Almost half of the people in the South Aral Sea region have to travel every day to carry clean water in buckets. If they have no access to clean water, they take water from the nearest well, outdoor water pump, or an irrigation ditch.