Why Land, Water

and Our Future?

The Challenge:

Land Degradation

Challenge

Large rangeland and forest areas are suffering from aridity, threatening food security and biodiversity.

Solution

Together, we are improving vegetative cover for 6,000 hectares of rangeland and 1,000 hectares of forest cover.

Challenge

Men and women farmers require the knowledge and techniques to cultivate land sustainably.

Solution

50,000 men and women are adopting new approaches to land management.

Challenge

Key national partners need greater knowledge of how to ensure that land remains productive.

Solution

Over 140 specialists from key national institutions can now apply new natural resource planning techniques.

The Challenge:

Water

Challenge

The diversion of water for irrigation has led to water shortages, particularly in the Zarafshan Basin.

Solution

Together, we have completed an Integrated Water Resource Management Plan to better utilize and share water.

Challenge

Pollution has affected water quality, leading to higher incidence of disease, particularly at the community level.

Solution

Some 2,000 men and women in the community of Kanal Yoga now have access to clean water.

Challenge

Women often shoulder the burden of carrying water, which prevents them from pursuing income-generating activities.

Solution

Women from the Tashkent, Samarkand and Navoi regions are now putting new, more equitable water management guidelines into practice.

The Challenge:

Climate Change

Challenge

Economic growth is increasing greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.

Solution

We helped move the country towards a lower carbon footprint, making 3.5 million tons of Certified Emissions Reductions a reality.

Challenge

The country has a relatively low share of renewable energy in its energy mix.

Solution

With our support, the government crafted a biogas policy, and 250 farmers learned how to take advantage of this valuable alternative energy source.

Challenge

Public buildings – large consumers of energy – need more efficient lighting technology.

Solution

Together, we are spearheading the use of compact fluorescent lamps in public buildings, which can save $52 million.

The Challenge:

Biodiversity

Challenge

We aim to preserve some of the world’s last temperate grassland areas which are under threat from oil and gas exploration.

Solution

Together, we prepared more than 100 amendments to integrate biodiversity concerns into the oil and gas sector.

Challenge

Oil and gas companies need enhanced knowledge of how to reduce their impact on the environment.

Solution

We helped create a map of the Ustyurt Plateau that outlines where to prohibit oil and gas activities, where to pursue measures to lessen their impact, and where to mandate that there be no net loss in biodiversity.

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