The IWAC team is very pleased to present to you the electronic brochure on "Water resources allocation in a transboundary context to strengthen water cooperation between the countries of Eurasia".
The distribution of water resources is one of the most pressing issues in many regions of the world. The growing consumption and use of water resources, as well as water scarcity and climate change have increased interest to the issue of water resources allocation worldwide. In the context of growing water scarcity, sustainable and equitable water distribution is also very important for the countries of Eurasian continent.
A Handbook on the Allocation of Water Resources in a Transboundary Context is being developed within the framework of the implementation of the Water Convention and with the aim to develop equitable and sustainable mechanisms for the allocation of water resources in a transboundary context. It is intended to provide practical guidance for decision makers, practitioners in the field of integrated water resources management and management in transboundary river basins.
Moreover, the regional project "Sustainable Water Resource Allocation in a Transboundary context" was implemented to support the development of this Handbook. The project was implemented with the financial support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the participation of a group of experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as Afghanistan, Iran, China, Russia and Mongolia.
The project made a significant contribution to the preparation of the descriptive part of the Handbook, thematic examples of cooperation on various aspects of water resources allocation in a transboundary context and assisted in the development of consolidated proposals to the Handbook from the countries of the Eurasian region.
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This publication has been prepared based on materials prepared within the framework of the regional project and compiled with the participation of the project's expert group. The publication provides an overview of the existing regional cooperation in the basins of transboundary rivers of the Eurasian countries, a brief description of the legal and organizational framework for such cooperation and the distribution of water resources in transboundary basins. It also examines the existing problems of interaction in the allocation of water resources and offers recommendations for their resolution.