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Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the Chu and Talas River Basins

To promote joint management of the shared water resources of the transboundary Chu and Talas River Basins, including developing the Chu-Talas Commission.

The Commission will coordinate maintenance and use of infrastructure on the Chu and Talas rivers. These activities directly affect the population living in the regions adjacent to the two rivers. More than 1 million people in Kazakhstan and 1.2 million people in Kyrgyzstan live in this international water basin. The peoples living in the river basin are diverse in their origin, culture, and water management needs. It is crucial that they be involved in the process of water management.


Talas , Shu/Chu

Asia , Central Asia

General information
GEF ID 5310
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status preparation (IA Approved)
Start Date 05 May 2015
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 1,000,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 6,538,000
Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Vladimir Mamaev UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor for International Waters for Europe, CIS and Arab States