Climate-Smart Water Allocation in Central Asia's Transboundary Rivers

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Demonstrating a Next-Generation Decision Support System (DSS)

for Climate-Resilient Management in Central Asia's Transboundary Rivers

Take action for a brighter future for all.


The WE-ACT project is changing the game in transboundary water allocation by introducing a revolutionary Decision Support System (DSS) that optimizes benefits and enhances resilience in the face of a rapidly changing climate. By streamlining water resources management and planning, we're driving progress in Central Asia and setting a new standard for sustainable water allocation.

The Foundation

Unlocking the Power of Data: Building the Foundation for Transforming Water Allocation Challenges

The Impact

Making an Impact in Water Allocation: From Information to Action with Stakeholder Engagement, Policies, and Financing Mechanisms

The Advances

Empowering Water Allocation Decisions: Building the Data Warehouse & Model Engine for a One-Stop-Shop DSS



Advancing Climate-Resilient Water Allocation

As the effects of climate change exacerbate competition for scarce water resources in transboundary glacier- and snow-fed river basins in Central Asia, the balancing act between hydropower and irrigation demands becomes increasingly crucial. The combination of water governance and climate risks pose a potential threat to future coordination in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya basins. Addressing this challenge is imperative to ensure sustainable and equitable water allocation in the region.



Data-Driven Equitable Water Sharing

WE-ACT will guide transboundary water allocation with a climate-smart approach, promoting equity among different sectors and users. The project is building a replicable and scalable digital Decision Support System (DSS) to guide decision-makers in sharing transboundary waters equitably among different sectors and users. The project will take place in the Naryn and Kara Darya catchments of the Syr Darya river basin, covering parts of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The DSS combines a reliable data supply chain and an intuitive front-end for water resources managers to understand, manage, and communicate options.

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Climate-smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

"WE-ACT is a game-changer in climate-smart water resources management and the vital catalyst in accelerating the adoption of proactive, data-driven solutions and products for fair, efficient, and sustainable water allocation in a transboundary context"

Dr Jingshui Huang, we-act Project coordinator


WE-ACT is revolutionizing water allocation with a cutting-edge digital DSS. Our goal is to drive widespread adoption of a solution that's replicable and scalable, while promoting inclusive, forward-thinking, and climate-aware water allocation planning and management. We're empowering decision-makers in transboundary rivers to make equitable water allocation decisions that benefit all sectors and users. By elevating water policies, valuing water resources, and fostering stakeholder engagement, WE-ACT is poised to deliver game-changing outcomes for climate-sensitive water allocation.

Boosting Data Access with In-Situ Measurements and Soft Sensors
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WE-ACT upgrades hydro-met data collection for better water allocation decisions using both in-situ and machine learning sensors.
Integrated Modelling System: Balancing Supply, Demand, and Allocation
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WE-ACT will create an integrated model (water availability, demand, and allocation) to assess current water management and evaluate climate change impacts and alternative strategies.
Future scenarios: climate-risk informed water management
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Our approach involves stakeholders to co-design future scenarios for water availability and demand, considering climate change and other drivers.
Stakeholder engagement: transparency & co-design
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Collaborative DSS design and stakeholder-focused solutions revolutionize water allocation management, with support from local and national partnerships in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Cross-border policies: sustainable benefit-sharing
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Our team examines existing policies, legal agreements, and works with key players to co-create integrated solutions for sustainable benefit-sharing.
Financing mechanisms: incentivizing decreased and efficient water use
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WE-ACT explores pricing methods, economic approaches, and the role of water value in financing mechanisms for water tariffs in different groups and sectors.
Data supply chain, data warehouse & model engine: enabling water allocation
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Our innovative platform combines a powerful data supply chain, state-of-the-art warehouse, and advanced model engine to provide a complete solution for climate-smart water allocation management.
Decision support system: digital reform in water allocation in transboundary basins
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The cutting-edge DSS solution features a customizable and user-friendly dashboard for optimal transparency and efficiency, with a priority on stakeholder engagement.
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Join us on this journey to drive sustainable and inclusive change.


Coordinated by Technical University of Munich, the WE-ACT project brings together industry, policy, government, research, academic, technical and scientific leaders from Europe and Central Asia to collaborate towards the next generation of climate-sensitive water resource allocation planning and management.