Welcome to Afghanistan Waters Portal

Welcome to Afghanistan Waters Portal

Afghanistan Waters Portal is an informational platform that facilitates access to knowledge, efforts, initiatives, resources and human capital on Afghanistan’s transboundary waters. The Portal empowers researchers, scholars and policy makers through easy and transparent access to information. It is an evolving medium enriched by everyone, and welcomes intellectual contributions and submissions.

Welcome to Afghanistan Waters Portal

Afghanistan Waters Portal is an informational platform that facilitates access to knowledge, efforts, initiatives, resources and human capital on Afghanistan’s transboundary waters. The Portal empowers researchers, scholars and policy makers through easy and transparent access to information. It is an evolving medium enriched by everyone, and welcomes intellectual contributions and submissions.

Why this Portal?

What impedes the objective of shaping a national discourse on Afghanistan's transboundary water issues is the unfortunate dearth of sufficient information and awareness on the role of Afghanistan’s water resources in national economic development and on the significance of water resources development and management in improving people’s standard of living. It is this objective of knowledge production and facilitating transparent access to existing sources of knowledge that drives Duran’s work and is the reason behind why we have made this Portal.

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The aim of the Afghanistan Waters Portal is to respond to the existing potential in knowledge production on Afghanistan’s transboundary waters and bridge the gap in information and exchange of learning. But it is only a beginning and far from complete. Afghanistan Waters Portal is an evolving medium, enriched by everyone’s contributions, particularly intellectual, but also financial. As a first step in facilitating transparent access to information on Afghanistan’s transboundary waters, the Portal requires sustained backing. The content enrichment of the Portal relies on the

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Water Resources’ Significance

Afghanistan has five major river basins with an annual surface water flow of about 57 billion cubic meters. Afghanistan’s location as an upper riparian country makes it the source of water flowing into neighboring riparian countries of Iran, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. An upper riparian country for the most part, Afghanistan is located at the center of the region’s largest renewable sources of fresh waters, making the habitat of the people of this country quite well resourced in terms of access to fresh waters, particularly in comparison to the rest of the region.

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