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Water and Food Security in Central Asia

  • Chandra Madramootoo
  • Victor Dukhovny

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Viktor A. Dukhovny, Stulina Galina
    Pages 1-23
  3. Chandra Madramootoo, Robert Baker, Aly Shady, Helen Fyles
    Pages 25-35
  4. Vadim Sokolov
    Pages 37-52
  5. Kienzler Kirsten, Nazar Ibragimov, John P. A. Lamers
    Pages 131-142
  6. Iskander Ferdinandovich Beglov
    Pages 179-195
  7. Myratgheldy Akmammedov
    Pages 197-205
  8. Timur Kamalovich Kamalov
    Pages 207-210

About these proceedings

Introduction

Central Asia is vulnerable to water scarcity because it is located in semiarid and arid vegetation zones and large parts of its economy depend on water for irrigation and energy. Climate-change scenarios predict temperature increases and a rising number of extreme weather events, which will exacerbate water shortages in the future. In addition, the population of Central Asia is growing more rapidly than the rate of food production which is resulting in food insecurity in many parts of the region too. This volume reports the deliberations of politicians, scientists and representatives of water management organizations from throughout Central Asia. Their contributions not only highlight areas of concern, but also propose numerous ideas for improving the long-term water- and food security in the region.

Keywords

Food Security Transboundary Water Water Governance Water Scarcity

Editors and affiliations

  • Chandra Madramootoo
    • 1
  • Victor Dukhovny
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Agriculture &, Environmental SciencesMcGill UniversitySte-Anne-de-BellevueCanada
  2. 2., (SIC -ICWC)Scientific Information Center of the IntTashkentUzbekistan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9974-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9973-0
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9974-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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