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  • A 100-year-old Turkmenistan reservoir gets new lifeA 100-year-old Turkmenistan reservoir gets new lifeIn 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 TurkmenistanAdaptation Technologies 101: Intro to climate resilient use of water resources by local communities in TurkmenistanIn 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 TurkmenistanBonding for change and functionality: water users of TurkmenistanHow 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 Building national capacity of Turkmenistan for effective management of protected areas systemResidents 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 conservationNew residential building codes and tech promote energy conservationFollowing 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.

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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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