Better informed people take better decisions! This is the motto of the website. There is a lot of data and knowledge available about transboundary water management in Central Asia. Much of it is not easily available to all stakeholders and the general public. We like to contribute towards better networking and information exchange of stakeholders as well as to foster the discussion about water as a common good.
Our Mission: Provide reliable and credible information and knowledge about transboundary water management in Central Asia to all stakeholders and the interested public.
Vision: In the long run we like to contribute to more transparancy in water management in Central Asia in order to come to long lasting agreements about the most efficient water allocation across borders. We also like to create, store, process knowledge and information and become a platform for knowledge exchange about water in Central Asia.
The book: The website started with the book: From the glaciers to the Aral Sea - Water Unites. It is also our conviction that Water in Central Asia should not divide the countries but rather unite them.To the book
Finally we are online. The website: www.waterunites-ca.org in its new design with a lot of content added is now accessable. The new features are data bases on stakeholders with more than 300 organizations, an eLibrary and a Video eLibrary have also been added, which can be found in the menue above under Data. There is also a Blog with its first story about the Aral Sea in winter.
The Aral Sea is a fascinating place and it attracts scientists, development workers, adventurers, photographers and artists from all over the world. Thanks to the Kokaral dam former villages on the shore of the Aral Sea are today again in the vicinity of the Aral Sea. Tastubek is probably the best place to visit, where you can see the fishermen going out also in winter to catch fish. And it is indeed fascinating even at temperatures far below the freezing point.