© 2018

Water Resources in Central Asia: International Context

  • Sergey S. Zhiltsov
  • Igor S. Zonn
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Aleksandr V. Semenov
  • Explores the water-energy-food-environmental nexus in Central Asia

  • Reviews water resources management, policies and transboundary cooperation

  • Offers a valuable guide for environmental managers, scientists and policymakers alike


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Marina S. Zhiltsova, Nikolay P. Medvedev, Dmitry Y. Slizovskiy
    Pages 9-24
  4. Sergej S. Zhiltsov, Igor S. Zonn, Oleg E. Grishin, Vladimir G. Egorov, Mark S. Ruban
    Pages 61-80
  5. Shavkat Rakhmatullaev, Iskandar Abdullaev, Jusipbek Kazbekov
    Pages 103-120
  6. Oksana A. Boyarkina
    Pages 133-151
  7. Igor S. Zonn, Sergej S. Zhiltsov, Lidiya A. Parkhomchik, Elena A. Markova
    Pages 153-167
  8. Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Igor S. Zonn, Adelina S. Nogmova, Vladimir V. Shtol
    Pages 169-185
  9. Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Igor S. Zonn, Vladimir V. Shtol, Vladimir G. Egorov
    Pages 187-200
  10. Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Tatyana V. Lokteva, Vladimir V. Shtol
    Pages 229-242
  11. Igor S. Zonn, Aleksandr V. Semenov, Alla V. Nikonorova, Vladimir G. Egorov
    Pages 243-261
  12. Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov
    Pages 263-275
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


This book outlines the current status of water resources management in Central Asia countries, and provides a review of the history, policies and transboundary cooperation regarding water resources in the region. Particular attention is given to the water-energy-food-environmental nexus, and to the application of the UNECE Environmental Conventions in Central Asia. Readers will also learn about the US and German environmental policies applied in Central Asia, and will discover specific case studies on water resources policies in Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan.

Together with the companion volumes on Water Bodies and Climate Change in Central Asia and Water Resources Management in Central Asia, it offers a valuable source of information for a broad readership, from students and scientists interested in the environmental sciences, to policymakers and practitioners working in the fields of water resources policy and management, international relations, and environmental issues.


Water resources policy Transboundary watercourses Legal framework Water-energy-food nexus Tajikistan Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Afghanistan Turkmenistan

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergey S. Zhiltsov
    • 1
  • Igor S. Zonn
    • 2
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 3
  • Aleksandr V. Semenov
    • 4
  1. 1.Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Engineering Res. Prod. Center for Water, Management, Land Reclamation and EcologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.S.Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia

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