WALKING ON WATER
How water shortage and its rational usage can be solved in Central Asia – looking at examples from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Millions of people in Central Asia experience the negative impacts of poor water allocation on a daily basis, from access to clean drinking water, pollution of rivers, extinction of commercial fish, and shortage of water resources in agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the countries of the region were not well-equipped to create a common mechanism for the allocation of water resources, which are becoming scarce every year. Tired of these problems and the government's lax response to address these issues, citizens of the Central Asian republics have begun to take matters in their own hands.

A special project was created within the framework of the project "Media for Effective Coverage on the Environment and Natural Resources in Central Asia," funded by the European Union and implemented by Internews. The project aims to enhance regional efforts to improve access to information and communication about the environment and natural resources in Central Asia for citizens and policy makers.
People involved in this project:
Kommersant.uz (Uzbekistan): Dariya Osmanova, Romina Tulyakova, Saida Sulaimanova
Tiroz (Tajikistan): Hurshed Ulmasov, Sultondzhon Usmanov, Natalia Dorofeeva
Yntymak (Kyrgyzstan): Asanbek Karakozuev, Alisher Isamov, Kubanych Zhusanov, Zhanybek Derkenbaev, Adina Dosumbetova, Aleksandr Shabalin

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