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Improving water management in Tajikistan – project award

News 19.07.16 Tajikistan Environment, water, climate change and disaster risk reduction

The sustainable management of water is central to rural livelihoods, food security, electricity and domestic water supply, sanitation and the environment. These issues lie at the heart of a new technical assistance project designed to build capacity in integrated water resources management in Tajikistan. We will be working with Mott MacDonald as partner on the 42-month project, which is funded by the European Union and has a total value of over £4 million.

The project will concentrate its efforts geographically in the Zarafshan sub-basin, although interventions will also be made at a central level. We will provide support in a range of areas including:

  • Development of water sector policy
  • Setting up river basin organisational structures
  • Development of water management planning tools
  • Improvement of irrigation infrastructure
  • Strengthening water management community organisations
  • Management of watersheds to reduce flash flooding and erosion
  • Monitoring and evaluation

The project will coordinate across sub-sectors to make efficient use of this finite resource, and to improve forest, land and pasture management, which all impact on water availability.