Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Development in Mountain Regions | Central Asia Regional Meeting
From: 16.11.2011 to:
The second Regional Meeting - Central Asia - was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 16 to 18 November 2011.
The meeting was jointly organised by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Government of Tajikistan, with support from the World Bank, in the context of the “Strategic Initiative for Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Development in Mountain Regions”.
Find the press releases, the viewbook presentation delivered by Mickey Glantz, all presentations as well as the Conclusions:
Almost 90 percent of the population of Central Asia relies on water that falls in the mountains
where it is stored in glaciers and snow before making its way downstream to population
centres. Overall, Tajikistan holds 40 percent of the water resources serving the five
Central Asia countries. These water resources also serve China and Russia. However, global warming is slowly decimating mountain glaciers, affecting snow reserves and at the same time increasing water requirements of basic agriculturalcrops.
In Tajikistan, participants have visited three project sites in the Nurobod district of the Rasht Valley.