Policymakers should focus on long-term strategic plans such as zoning of territories based on potential water sources when designing water and sanitation solutions for communities.
Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev has over 25 years of experience in water and environmental management in Central Asia. Prior to joining the CAREC Institute, he was Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia. He was also Regional Advisor for the Berlin Initiative-Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia at the German Society for International Cooperation. He is a member of the International Water Resources Association and has authored books, articles, policy papers, and conference papers on various water-related issues.