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.
KeywordsCentral 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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