AKHP Public Lecture, Khorog: Challenges of a New Time: Solutions for Water Problems in GBAO
July 2nd 2019, 4:00 pm
Chairperson of the Water Users Association “Ob Umed”
Porshinev Djamoat, Shugnan District
Climate change and population growth are important factors that are impacting the availability of water resources. A larger share of water resources is being used for agriculture and other purposes in rural areas. Before the 1990s, water in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) was regulated through collective farms and Oblast-level water management bodies. Today, each farmer has to independently handle farm irrigation. Year after year, improper irrigation of land erodes lands and degrades crops. This lecture will offer efficient solutions for water-related problems in GBAO.
Manuchekhr Miralibekov graduated from Kandil Churaev Dushanbe State Pedagogical Institute. From 1999 to 2004, he worked for GBAO’s Environment Protection Committee. In 2005 through 2008, he was a Field Assistant for ACTED’s “Land Reform” project. In 2009-2010, he was the Moderator of the “Natural Disasters” project, implemented by the “CAMP Kuhiston” non-governmental organisation in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). Miralibekov also worked with the Christensen Fund’s “Re-institution of Traditional Methods of Water Management in Porshinev” project. Since 2018, he has been the Chairperson of the Water Users Association “Ob Umed” of the Porshinev Djamoat in the Shugnan District (GBAO, Tajikistan). He also has experience working with local communities in regulating water resources and irrigation, including practical activities on decreasing waste of water resources.
Candidate of Philosophy
Head of the Department of Philosophy and Political Studies
Khorog State University
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Ismaili Centre in Khorog
132 Shotemurov Street
Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.