CAREC presented PEER project at scientific and practical conference in Tashkent
On November 24, 2017, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) participated in the republican scientific and practical conference “Environmental issues of efficient use of water and land resources in irrigated agriculture” held at the premises of the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME).
The event was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Scientific and Research Institute of Irrigation and Water Issues within TIIAME.
The review of these issues was based on the ongoing project “Provision of science-based evidence on climate-induced water quality challenges in Amu Darya basin”, implemented by CAREC in partnership with the University of West Virginia. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within initiative of U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) – Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER).
This project is aimed to fill the knowledge gap about impacts of climate change through the assessment of agricultural impact on surface water quality of the Amu Darya River, with different scenarios of climate change and irrigation practices.
The project is implemented during the period of December 2016 – November 2018 in four phases. The results of the project will be delivered to the decision-makers for elaboration of possible adaptation actions and will be used to facilitate a policy dialogue with both national and regional water management structures such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, basin water management organization (BVO) Amu Darya, Interstate Coordination Water Commission (ICWC), the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Developments (ICSD) and Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS). Such policy dialogues will be held within regular meetings of regional organizations.