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  • Adaptation Technologies 101: Intro to climate resilient use of water resources by local communities in TurkmenistanAdaptation Technologies 101: Intro to climate resilient use of water resources by local communities in TurkmenistanMay 7, 2015In 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%.

  • Building national capacity of Turkmenistan for effective management of protected areas system Building national capacity of Turkmenistan for effective management of protected areas system Jun 28, 2013Residents 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.

  • Placing a Value on Nature – Evaluating Biodiversity in TurkmenistanPlacing a Value on Nature – Evaluating Biodiversity in TurkmenistanAug 25, 2015Working closely with the country’s Ministry of Nature Protection, UNDP’s efforts have been focused on the particular project aimed at increasing the knowledge of decision-makers and local population of the economic value of Turkmenistan’s biodiversity and the urgent need to restore and preserve the health of its ecosystems.

  • UNDP supports Turkmenistan in reducing risks associated with climate changeUNDP supports Turkmenistan in reducing risks associated with climate changeAug 28, 2015Global Climate change is leading to a temperature rise around the world. According to the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by the end of the century the Earth's temperature could increase by 1,8-4,6 °C. Already, in the Central Asian region we see an increase in droughts and floods, melting of glaciers, reduction of rainfalls.

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Assessment of water sector in Turkmenistan

The focus of this publication is to assess the enabling environment in Turkmenistan in relation to managing water resources, institutional setup, coordination mechanisms in place and capacity building activities required, as well as to make an evaluation of the concurrent platform and conditions for introducing Integrated Water Resource Management measures at the national and/or pilot level.

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