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Independent experts nominated by country party

Umid Abdullaev

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Last name
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Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Job function
Design and Research UZGIP Institute
Telephone number
00998 71 2422776
Work experience
Over 30 years Umid Abdullaev has professional experience in water and agricultural sectors in Uzbekistan and Central Asian countries, specializing in the preparation, management, planning and design of the feasibility study and technical projects. Since 1994 he has significant experience in design development and coordination activities of the national teams and collaboration with international specialists in the framework of the World Bank programmers’ and projects, including Aral Sea Programme (1994-1997), Uzbekistan Drainage Project (1996-2002),implemented jointly with JV Mott MacDonald (UK) and Temelsu (Turkey), Uzbekistan Irrigation & Drainage Development Strategy (2000), as well as Project of Southern Hungry Steppe Canal Modernization, jointly with the BRL company (France), etc. He familiar with the IWRM approach and principles, capacity building methods, SLM best practices, water modeling and decision support systems.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
M.LH. (Masters of Land Hydrology). Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan (1965 –1970)
Publication titles
1. Umid Abdullaev, Vladislav Talskikh, Gulchekhra Khasankhanova , Raisa Taryannikova, Ilya Joldasova and Maja Schlüter (2010)- Integrating environmental flows into water management to sustain wetland ecosystem services - Learning from EU NeWater research in the lower Amudarya River Basin. CAWa International Scientific Symposium “Water in Central Asia”, Tashkent, 2010._x000D_
2.UNDP, 2007, Water critical resource for Uzbekistan’s future. -Tashkent: 121 p._x000D_
3. Khasankhanova G, Abdullaev U. 2001. Water and Human Health: Water Quality and Health of Population in the Amudarya basin. /Water Security – Opportunity for Development and Cooperation in the Aral Sea Area. Seminar, Stockholm, August 13, P.51-56_x000D_
4. U. Abdullaev, et al. (2003) Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in Arid Areas Using Remote Sensing and GIS: Pilot Project Karshi Steppe in Uzbekistan. ESCATO/UNCCD International Symposium. Workshop on Monitoring and Assessment of Crops in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology, 2003, Beijing, China._x000D_
5. Abdullaev, et al. (2003). Water Resource Development in the Aral Sea Basin: Integration Water and Energy Sectors in the Syr Darya River Basin. First International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources in Asia Pacific Region ( APHW 2003), Kyoto, Japan.
Other activities
1.Member of the National Coordination Council of the Central Asian Countries Initiatives on Land Management Uzbekistan (CACILM), from 2007 to present; 2.Member of Amudarya Case study team of the EU NeWater Research project under the EU 6th Framework Programme (2006-2008); _x000D_
3.National Coordinator of the FAO TCP Project «Integrated Management for Sustainable Use of Salt-affected and Gypsiferous Soils in Uzbekistan» (FAO/TCP/UZB/2901), 2002-2005._x000D_
4.National Coordinator of the National Working Group of the GEF/WB Water and Environment Management Project Sub-component A1 «Preparation of National and Regional Water and Salt Management Plans»(2000-2002).
1.Chairman of Board on Improvement of the Land and Water Use, and Irrigated Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management , Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2004-2010; _x000D_
2.Member of the Steering Committee of the Central Asian Countries Initiatives on Land Management, CACILM Phase 1, 2007-2009;_x000D_
3.Nomination on the Final NeWater Conference: Results from the NeWater Project of the EU 6th Framework Research Program. November 2008, Seville, Spain.
Organisation name
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
Organisation street address
44, Navoiy Street, 100011
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