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
|Project type||Medium-Size Project|
|Status||preparation (IA Approved)|
|Start Date||05 May 2015|
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||USD 1,000,000|
|Total Cost of the project:||USD 6,538,000|
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNECE Secretariat for the Convention on Protection and Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water and International Lakes Water
Vladimir Mamaev GEF Regional Technical Advisor