Landscape along Tien Shan Highway, Kurpsai Reservoir of Naryn River in Tian Shan mountain range, Kyrgyzstan

Landscape of Kurpsai Reservoir, Naryn River, Tian Shan mountain range, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Martin Zwick / REDA&CO/ Universal Images Group / Getty Images .


Water, energy and food security are intertwined challenges in Central Asia, transcending the borders of the five countries that share the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins.

WAVE links Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in an effort to manage shared water resources using governmental collaboration and scientifically based water modelling.

The program’s goal is to strengthen regional cooperation and develop a shared vision among stakeholders on sustainable water management and environmental protection.

SEI’s role is to employ Robust Decision Support (RDS) to inform goal-setting and socio-economic scenarios. These activities will contribute to a mutual understanding of the complex decisions that must be made to ensure water security and economic stability in the region.

The Sacramento Water Allocation Model enables policy-makers to weigh difficult trade-offs in water use, by simulating a complex water system in the US.