Helvetas supports improving rural livelihoods, especially of the vulnerable groups, through inclusive and integrated management of water resources and reduction of water related disasters in the Tajik part of the Syr Darya Basin. This project is an SDC mandate.
The National Water Resources Management (NWRM) project assists the stakeholders in set up and implementation of the basin and integrated water resources management in Tajik part of the Syr Darya Basin.
The project is implemented in the pilot main irrigation scheme of Aksu, Isfana, Tomchasay, Khojabakirgan and Arkasay watersheds by the consortium of Helvetas, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH - International Services (GIZ-INS), and ACTED.
Helvetas supports the Water Sector Reform implementation through engagement in systematic policy dialogue at all levels, and the appropriate legal framework for decentralized water governance.
The NWRM project supports the establishment of new basin organizations and strengthens their institutional and technical capacities, rehabilitation of infrastructure, introduction of water saving technologies, watershed management and reduction of water related risks, as well as canal automation in the selected sub-basins.
Mr. Shodiev Habibullo, farmer from the Water User Association