Strengthening Shardara Multi-Purpose Water Infrastructure in Kazakhstan

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More than 8 000 large multi-purpose water infrastructures (MPWIs) around the world contribute to economic development, as well as water, food and energy security, encompassing all human-made water systems including dams, dykes, reservoirs and associated irrigation canals and water supply networks. Focused on the specific case of the Shardara MPWI located in Low Syr-Darya Basin, South Kazakhstan and Kyzyl-Orda oblasts (provinces) of Kazakhstan, this report looks at the choice and design of MPWI investment strategies that ensure a high economic return on investments and potential bankability, based on application of a computer model and lessons learned from 15 international MPWI case studies.

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Case studies

Chapter 6 presents the 15 case studies, using the same template containing such elements as owners, physical characteristics, key water uses, goods and services provided, stakeholders, history, business model, key challenges, positive and negative externalities, specific regulations and the future. The case studies, which were selected according to specific criteria, represent three regions of the world (Africa; Asia; Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia) and OECD countries. The countries represented are the Republic of South Africa, Sudan, Cameroon, Mali, Syria, India, Iran-Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Australia and the United States.


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