The Parties, taking into consideration the continuing shrinkage of the Aral Sea, environmental degradation caused by lack of water resources in the area have agreed as follows: (a) to limit rational management of land and water resources in the basin of the Aral Sea; (b) to maintain water quality standards in the rivers, waterbodies and groundwater sources through immediate reduction of the untreated sewage discharge, and total prohibition thereof in the imminent future; (c) to ensure stable water supply to the Aral Sea for the purpose of its ecosystem conservation; (d) to create artificial sustainable landscapes of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya delta; (e) to regulate water uses; (f) to carry out protective arrangements for migratory animal species and to set up protected areas for such purpose (art. 1). The Russian Federation shall render technical assistance as regards water purification, fighting desertification and creation of the environmental monitoring network (art. 3).
Agreement between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on ecological rehabilitation of the Aral Sea and the adjacent area