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In Kyrgyzstan, warming brings less water - and more conflict
by Katie Arnold
Thomson Reuters Foundation Translate This Article
9 November 2018
On 9 November 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
As the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal's nominated murab, or water man, Mamatgapirov must ensure that all 200 of Kok Tal's farmers receive their fair share of water. But there is rarely enough for everyone. 'The problem is Uzbekistan' he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. 'Our water flows through Uzbekistan and they do not give us enough.' Kok Tal's water begins its journey at the Papan reservoir in Kyrgyzstan -- 120 miles away from the village. It flows along a series of cracked and crooked canals -- built during the Soviet era -- until it is diverted, using hand-operated gates, to the various farms that line its route. The canal network stretches across the Fergana Valley -- a twisted knot of contested borders and enclaves that is acrimoniously shared between Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Almost a quarter of Central Asia's population lives in the valley ...
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. . . The World Bank has found that up to half of Kyrgyzstan could be affected by desertification by the end of the century, as the region experiences some of the most intense levels of warming on the planet.
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