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Fís Chasacstáin: An Aireacht Acmhainní Uisce agus Comhar Réigiúnach

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Kazakhstan, the world’s ninth-largest country by land area, has embarked on an ambitious journey to address its water-related challenges and foster regional cooperation.

Uachtarán Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

In a significant move, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev recently announced the establishment of the Ministry of Water Resources, a dedicated agency aimed at tackling water issues, both domestically and in collaboration with neighbouring countries. This development underscores Kazakhstan’s commitment to sustainable water management, exploring alternative routes like the Trans-Caspian pipeline, and embracing green technologies with an eye on the European Union’s investment potential.

Dúshlán uisce i an Chasacstáin

Kazakhstan’s geographical diversity spans from vast steppes to towering mountain ranges, offering a rich tapestry of landscapes and ecosystems. However, this diversity also presents complex water challenges. The country’s water resources are unevenly distributed, with the northern regions enjoying more abundant water supplies compared to the arid south. This disparity not only affects domestic water availability but also has broader regional implications, as many of Kazakhstan’s neighbours share the same water sources.

Furthermore, Kazakhstan has witnessed a decrease in water resources due to climate change, inefficient irrigation practices, and over-extraction. The degradation of the Aral Sea, once one of the world’s largest inland bodies of water, stands as a stark reminder of the urgency of addressing these issues. To address these challenges, Kazakhstan has taken a bold step by creating the Ministry of Water Resources.

Ról na hAireachta Acmhainní Uisce

Tá ról ilghnéitheach ag an Aireacht Acmhainní Uisce nuabhunaithe, ag díriú ar ghnéithe éagsúla de bhainistiú uisce, caomhnú, agus comhar:

**Bainistíocht Uisce Baile**

 The ministry will spearhead efforts to improve water management within Kazakhstan’s borders. This includes upgrading irrigation systems, promoting water-efficient agriculture, and enhancing water quality.**Regional Cooperation**: Recognizing that water knows no borders, Kazakhstan is committed to fostering cooperation with its neighbours. This includes sharing data on water resources, coordinating water infrastructure projects, and jointly addressing transboundary water issues.

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**Bealach Tras-Chaispeach**:

Tá béim curtha ag an Uachtarán Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ar an ngá atá le staidéar a dhéanamh ar an mbealach Tras-Caspian - píblíne a d'fhéadfadh uisce a iompar ón Muir Chaisp chun aghaidh a thabhairt ar ghanntanas uisce i réigiúin arid. Ní hamháin go rachadh an tionscnamh seo chun sochair don Chasacstáin ach d’fhéadfadh impleachtaí réigiúnacha níos leithne a bheith aige freisin.

 **Teicneolaíochtaí Glasa**

Mar chuid dá tiomantas d'fhorbairt inbhuanaithe, cuirfidh an aireacht glacadh teicneolaíochtaí glasa i mbainistíocht uisce chun cinn. Áirítear leis seo nuálaíochtaí i íonú uisce, teicnící uisciúcháin éifeachtacha, agus cóireáil fuíolluisce.

European Union’s Role and Potential Investments

Agus í sa tóir ar bhainistíocht uisce inbhuanaithe, feiceann Chasacstáin an tAontas Eorpach (AE) mar chomhpháirtí luachmhar. Tá teist láidir ag an AE maidir le hinbhuanaitheacht chomhshaoil ​​a chur chun cinn agus infheistíocht a dhéanamh i dteicneolaíochtaí glasa. Tugann an Chasacstáin, mar cheannaire san Áise Láir, deis uathúil don AE infheistíochtaí a dhíriú i dtreo aghaidh a thabhairt ar dhúshláin a bhaineann le huisce.

 **Deiseanna Infheistíochta**:

Kazakhstan’s commitment to green technologies and sustainable water management provides a fertile ground for EU investments. Joint projects in areas like wastewater treatment, desalination, and efficient irrigation systems can have a significant impact.

 **Taidhleoireacht Comhshaoil**

 Féadfaidh an AE ról lárnach a bheith aige maidir le comhar réigiúnach a éascú i measc thíortha na hÁise Láir, ag cuidiú le creat cobhsaí agus comhoibríoch a chruthú chun aghaidh a thabhairt ar dhúshláin a bhaineann le huisce.

 **Saineolas Teicniúil**

The EU can provide technical expertise and knowledge sharing to support Kazakhstan’s efforts in water management and conservation.

Kazakhstan’s creation of the Ministry of Water Resources signifies its commitment to addressing the complex water challenges it faces and promoting regional cooperation. The exploration of the Trans-Caspian route and the embrace of green technologies demonstrate the nation’s forward-looking approach to sustainable water management.

Collaboration with the European Union presents a mutually beneficial opportunity. The EU can contribute its expertise, investments, and diplomatic support to further Kazakhstan’s water-related initiatives while simultaneously advancing the broader goals of environmental sustainability and regional stability in Central Asia. Kazakhstan’s leadership in this endeavour could pave the way for a more water-secure and environmentally sustainable future for the region.

Comhroinn an t-alt seo:

Foilsíonn Tuairisceoir an AE ailt ó fhoinsí éagsúla seachtracha a chuireann raon leathan dearcthaí in iúl. Ní gá gur seasaimh Tuairisceoir an AE iad na seasaimh a ghlactar sna hairteagail seo.

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