Specialists of the Dashoguz hydrogeological expedition are conducting on-site exploration and evaluation of fresh groundwater reserves.
The work is carried out to establish the level of provision of the Dashoguz district with fresh water resources in order to meet the needs of fast growing population in high quality drinking water.
In 2017 Turkmenistan chairs the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).
The IFAS, established in 1990s in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, aims at financing joint projects and programs to save the Aral Sea and improve the ecological situation there.
The Aral problem has affected the north of Turkmenistan, in particular, Dashoguz region, where serious problems have occurred associated with providing the population with clean drinking water and controlling salinization of tillable lands.
The IFAS was granted observer status at the UN General Assembly on December 11, 2008. (Trend/Business World Magazine)