Possibilities and prospects for the practical application of an improved Drought Early Warning System discussed in Tashkent.

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From 6 to 8 September 2018, the Nukus branch of the Tashkent State Agrarian University hosted an interactive-dialogue seminar "Establishment of a mechanism to raise awareness and initiate the implementation of resource and water-saving practices, including green technologies, by local communities in an arid climate", which was held by specialists of the Foundation for Development of Socially Significant Initiatives (Kazakhstan).

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On 25-29 August, one-day workshop on "Sustainable development of rural areas by expanding cooperation through developing pasture livestock under conditions of climate change" will be held in 5 districts of Karakalpakstan.

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From 3 to 7 July 2018, a demonstration and training workshop on climate-resilient agricultural practices is taking place in Kegeili, Chimbay, Takhtakupir, Kanlykul and Muynak districts of Karakalpakstan.

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On 25-26 June 2018, the "Poytakht" Business Center in Tashkent hosted a presentation of the Climate Box - an interactive learning toolkit on climate change for schoolchildren.

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According to the TERRA-MODIS satellite platform's data as of 31 March 2018, the snow cover area of the river basins in the Amudarya and Syrdarya upstream is significantly less in comparison with the same period of snowy 2017.

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The disappearance of the Aral Sea has led to a number of interrelated economic, social and environmental issues. The consequences of the disaster particularly affected the Aral Sea region's agriculture. Salinization of vast arable territories due to the removal of salt from the bottom of the former sea and the irrational irrigation technologies also leads to a sharp decrease of natural soil fertility, deterioration of soil quality, and a large shortfall in production. Crop productivity on saline lands is reduced to 50%.

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On April 20, 2018, a meeting with students and lecturers was held in the Nukus branch of the Tashkent State Agrarian University. The meeting took place in the format of a workshop on "Adaptation measures to improve the climate resilience of communities to climate change through agro-forest reclamation implemented at the landscape level”.

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Adaptation to climate change is a process that requires increasingly flexible and diversified approaches to the system of natural resource and agricultural production management.

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In the list of this year's global risks, published by the World Economic Forum, extreme weather events are at the first place among the five major ones in respect of their high likelihood.

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