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Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts

  • Jiaguo Qi
  • Kyle T. Evered
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Regional Issues And Assessment Tools

  3. Regional Climate, Consequences And Adaptations

  4. Water Resources And Effective Uses

About these proceedings


Over the last 60 years, we have recognized increasingly that our world is connected, and the impacts of environmental catastrophes and economic crises in one region of our world have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences globally. Central Asia is a developing region with great potential, but there are valid concerns that current resource management practices are not sustainable, particularly with regard to the management of water resources. Recent changes in social structures, accompanied by regional climate change, have caused substantial environmental changes leading to security concerns in the region. As a result, the local economy has been significantly impacted to the extent that the potential for social unrest is of great concern.

This book explores new technologies and adaptation strategies to mitigate these environmental problems and cope with continued environmental change with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the region.


Global warming biodiversity climate change development ecology ecosystems environmental change

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiaguo Qi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyle T. Evered
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and the Department of GeographyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Geography Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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