RFFL Site Uzbekistan
Watershed Management and Afforestation in Charvak Reservoir Catchment
Overview and general information on the "Resilient Future Forests Lab" project in Central Asia.
The mountain ranges in Uzbekistan serve as main water sources for the country providing freshwater for human consumption and irrigation for agriculture. Restoring forests and tree cover in the Charvak Reservoir catchment will positively contribute to
- Slope stabilisation and reduction in soil erosion protection the reservoir from siltation,
- Reduced surface run-off and thus enhanced water conservation in the mountains, and
- Establishing scenic forested sites for recreation of nearby cities and towns.
Progress of Work in 2021
- Establishing the project concept
- Selection of location and specific demonstration sites
- Seedling Production
- Public Engagement
- Climate and Hydrologic Modelling
John Stanturf, Palle Madsen, Marcus Williams, Evgeniy Botman and Muslim Rajapbaev 2020. Resilient Future Forests Pilot Project in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz Republic. 2020. Central Asia Pilot Project Report 2020. pp 17.
Evgeniy Botman 2021. Technical Report on Resilient Future Forests Laboratory Project in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz Republic. Establishment of Demonstration Sites. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and Scientific Research Institute of Forestry (Uzbekistan). pp14.
Botman, E. 2021. Resilient Future Forests Laboratory Project in Uzbekistan: Preliminary analysis of the questionnaire (Annex 1 of Technical Report 2021). International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and Scientific Research Institute of Forestry (Uzbekistan). pp34.
John Stanturf, Palle Madsen, Marcus Williams, Evgeniy Botman, Muslim Rajapbaev, and Ying Ouyang, 2021. Resilient Future Forests Pilot Project in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan - 2021 Progress Report. pp10.
International Conference "Mountain forests and water in Central Asia", Tashkent, December 7, 2021 (virtual):