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  • Jun 16, 2016

    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.

  • Apr 27, 2015

    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%.

  • Feb 26, 2016

    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?

  • Jun 5, 2013

    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.

  • Harnessing the power of gravity for local livelihood improvement
    Jul 2, 2021

    Khivaabad-Kaka gravity-driven water pipeline had been commissioned and was officially put into operation in April 2018, within the framework of the jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the State Committee of Water Economy of Turkmenistan (SCWE), “Energy Efficiency and renewable energy for sustainable water management in Turkmenistan” project.

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