Water

The project contains the following components: Component 1: Modernization of Irrigation Network (i)Irrigation infrastructure improvement; (ii) SCADA implementation, (iii) Safeguards measures. Component 2:Modernization of Agriculture(i) Strengthening capacities of local water resource management institutions; (ii)Crop Intensification and Diversification; (iii) Cotton Harvest mechanization(iv) Communication, outreach campaigns and gender. Component 3:Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

The SDC contribution is carried out as components of two different projects: 1 – World Bank’s (WB’s) Rural Enterprise Support Project II (RESP II); 2 – Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Water Resources Management Sector Project (WRMSP). In the RESP II, SDC contributes through parallel funding of 2 subcomponents (2bStrengthening of WCA and WCA Support services and 2c-Support for improved irrigation and drainage technology) of the WB RESP II project. RESP II Project objective: to increase the productivity and financial and environmental sustainability of agriculture and the profitability of agribusiness in the project area.

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the management of common pool resources (CPRs) such as irrigation systems and pasture have undergone substantial reforms in Central Asia. As a result, new institutions and governance structures were created, including Water Consumer Associations (WCA) in Uzbekistan and Pasture Committees (PCs) in Kyrgyzstan. Research work on CPR management has demonstrated the need for policy design to be adapted to local conditions in order to bring about sustainable results.

Amu-Bukhara Magistral Canal (ABMC) supplying water to more than 285,000 ha of the irrigated lands for domestic and industrial needs of Bukhara region requires considerable modernization, as it exceeded its economic life span. Amu-Bukhara Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project aims to rehabilitate the prioritized components of main irrigation system, i.e. provide the state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to ensure efficient operation of the irrigation scheme including four main pump stations. The modernization of ABIS’s pump stations will result in reduced O&M costs, enhanced efficiency of water use and services, and reduced water and energy consumption.

The Government of Uzbekistan (GOU) has obtained a Credit from World Bank for Fergana Valley Water Resources Management Phase-I Project (FWRMP). The proceeds from this credit/loan will be used to prepare a proposed Fergana Valley Water Resources Management Phase-II Project (FWRMP-II).

The objective is to develop and implement a comprehensive hygiene promotion program that ensures participating communities develop good hygiene practices in order to improve health. The approach should be innovative and scientific and based on a solid understanding of the current behaviors and of the communication channels that work best in the project districts. The program will use three main approaches: (i) mass media, (ii) expert teams within the various districts organizing community and school events and, (iii) use existing government health channels. All three channels will deliver messages uniformly and simply, with a strong emotional impact.

The World Bank funded FWRMP-I has been designed to address both the physical and institutional causes of low agricultural productivity. The project design addresses overall constraints to agricultural production in Uzbekistan, damage to public and private infrastructure, threats to the environment and public health due to shallow GWLs in the project area, and weak capacity for efficient water resources management in both public and private sectors.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is implementing Water Management Improvement Technical Cooperation Project in Uzbekistan. The target areas of the project are Tashkent province (under Chirchik-Ahangaran BISM), Syrdarya province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM), and Jizzax province (under Lower - Syrdarya BISM).

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is implementing in Uzbekistan, a technical cooperation project to improve water resources management. The target areas of the project are Tashkent province (under Chirchik-Ahangaran BISM), Syrdarya province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM), and Jizzax province (under Lower - Syrdarya BISM).

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of Uzbekistan is implementing the Water Management Improvement Technical Cooperation Project in Uzbekistan. The target area of the Project is Tashkent province (under Chirchik-Ohangaran BISM), Syrdarya province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM), and Jizzax province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM). The objective of the Project is to improve water management conducted by Water Users Associations (WUA) in the target areas.

GTZ Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia (TWM CA) programme has provided funds for rehabilitation of Bad Bad Irrigation canal (BBIC) in Samarkand province, targeting improving of water use in this irrigation system.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of Uzbekistan is implementing the Water Management Improvement Technical Cooperation Project in Uzbekistan. The target area of the Project is Tashkent province (under Chirchik-Ohangaran BISM), Syrdarya province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM), and Jizzax province (under Lower Syrdarya BISM). The objective of the Project is to improve water management conducted by Water Users Associations (WUA) in the target areas.

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of Uzbekistan and Farmers Association (FA) is implementing the Research Project on Measures Against Farmland Damage from Salinization (the Project) in Uzbekistan. The objective of the Project is to develop methods for measures on farmland damage from salinization in order to keep and improve agricultural productivity in irrigated farmland of Uzbekistan.

ADB implemented PPTA to prepare Investment Program on Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Services for Uzbekistan. The impact of the proposed Investment Program will be improved living standards, environment and public health for about 3 million residents of priority need identified in the sector development plan. The outcome will be safe, reliable, inclusive, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services and improved community hygiene.

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of Uzbekistan and Farmers Association (FA) is implementing the Research Project on Measures Against Farmland Damage from Salinization (the Project) in Uzbekistan. The objective of the Project is to develop methods for measures on farmland damage from salinization in order to keep and improve agricultural productivity in irrigated farmland of Uzbekistan.

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) of Uzbekistan and Farmers Association (FA) is implementing the Research Project on Measures Against Farmland Damage from Salinization (the Project) in Uzbekistan.

As part of the KEAS project, PA Government Services Inc. has engaged NBT under Subtask 1.3 of KEAS project to conduct a review of regional water sharing arrangements as they relate to opportunities for or constraints on the development of large hydropower projects with cross-border implications, with emphasis on ways to optimize irrigation and energy benefits within the Kyrgyz Republic and the region.

The main objectives were management of (i) baseline survey within indicated two WUAs in order to select farmer(s) for the verification study and to prepare basic data for monitoring and evaluating the Project activities and (ii) detailed baseline survey in selected farmers in order to analyze necessary farmers’ activities for the Project.