Review and Analysis of the Water and Energy Nexus in Syrdarya Basin

Title of task:

Review and Analysis of the Water and Energy Nexus in Syrdarya Basin

Country: Central Asia

Location within country: Syrdarya Basin (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan)

Name of client:

PA Government Services Inc/United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Implementation period(month/year):

October 1, 2008 - November 30, 2008

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Azim Nazarov – Team Leader

Project description:

USAID has contracted PA Government Services Inc. to implement Kyrgyz Energy Advisory Services (KEAS) project as technical assistance to the Government of Kyrgyz Republic (GoKR) with the following objectives: (i) provide advice to the GoKR on the development of energy capacity that will enable it to participate in the CASA 1000 project on a sustainable basis; (ii) assist the GoKR in presenting its views through the Inter-Governmental Council of the CASA 1000 project and in negotiating the implementing mechanisms and structures for energy exports; and (iii) assist the GoKR in pursuing an export oriented strategy for sustainable development and investment in the energy sector within the context of a robust policy framework.
As part of the KEAS project, PA Government Services Inc. has engaged NBT under Subtask 1.3 of KEAS project to conduct a review of regional water sharing arrangements as they relate to opportunities for or constraints on the development of large hydropower projects with cross-border implications, with emphasis on ways to optimize irrigation and energy benefits within the Kyrgyz Republic and the region.