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  • A 100-year-old Turkmenistan reservoir gets new life

    In the Konegummez village of the Ahal region in Turkmenistan lies the historical 100-year-old reservoir “Ata Eke”. Locals here grow fruit and vegetables, such as apples, pears, tomatoes, pumpkins and cucumbers. But the main source of income is cattle breeding. All of this requires a consistent source of water, which was becoming increasingly problematic.

  • Adaptation Technologies 101: Intro to climate resilient use of water resources by local communities in Turkmenistan

    In accordance with the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change, adopted in 2012, it is projected that by 2040 temperature will rise by about 2°C throughout Turkmenistan. The rate of change in temperature will become more intense after 2040. The calculations show an increase in temperature of 2-3°C to 6-7°C by 2100. Until 2020, a slight increase in rainfall is expected, followed by a sharp decrease. The rate of decrease in rainfall will be more noticeable after 2040, and by 2100, rainfall will decrease from between 8% and 17%.

  • Bonding for change and functionality: water users of Turkmenistan

    How much would you charge a neighbour for access to water? How many volunteers can you gather to clean up a dam? Who will get access to the biggest water well in the middle of the desert?

  • Building national capacity of Turkmenistan for effective management of protected areas system

    Residents of Makhtumkuli district of Balkan province of Turkmenistan are increasingly gaining from living in a natural habitat in the Sumbar River Valley, as more and more people from other regions come to this beautiful corner of the country for tourism.

  • New residential building codes and tech promote energy conservation

    Following the President’s call to save on Turkmenistan’s abundant energy resources, the construction of energy-efficient buildings became a priority. This wakeup call for the energy-rich nation, where gas is almost free, has seen it search for innovative ways to manage energy in key sectors like its booming construction industry.