• Sergey S. ZhiltsovEmail author
  • Igor S. Zonn
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Aleksandr V. Semenov
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 85)


This volume “Water Resources in Central Asia: International Context” is the first of the three volumes devoted to water resources in Central Asia which will be published in the book series “The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry,” Springer. In this volume we gathered 17 chapters describing the history of water resources management, the legal framework of interstate cooperation on water resources, the institutional cooperation on water resources, the cooperation and conflicts among the Central Asian countries, the application of UNECE environmental conventions, water-energy-food-environment nexus in Central Asia as well as the water resources policy of the USA, Germany, China, and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan in Central Asia.


Central Asia Transboundary rivers Water diplomacy Water resources 



A. G. Kostianoy was partially supported within the framework of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS, budgetary financing (Project No. 149-2018-0003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey S. Zhiltsov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Igor S. Zonn
    • 3
    • 4
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 4
    • 5
  • Aleksandr V. Semenov
    • 4
  1. 1.Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Engineering Research Production Center for Water Management, Land Reclamation and Ecology “Soyuzvodproject”MoscowRussia
  4. 4.S. Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyMoscowRussia

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