By John E. Moerlins, Mikhail K. Khankhasayev, Steven F. Leitman, Ernazar J. Makhmudov

ISBN-10: 1402067348

ISBN-13: 9781402067341

ISBN-10: 1402067364

ISBN-13: 9781402067365

“Human historical past turns into progressively more a race among schooling and catastrophe.”

H. G. Wells

Despite a becoming knowledge of the significance of freshwater, human activities proceed to degrade the freshwater ecosystems upon which we rely. so much areas of the area face critical imminent difficulties concerning the supply and efficient/equitable distribution of freshwater – those difficulties develop into exacerbated while either floor water and groundwater flows among and between a number of countries.

As populations develop and the general call for for water raises, many of the and infrequently competing calls for for the finite inventory of freshwater increases. those shortages may end up in ecological/resource inefficiencies, economic/industrial difficulties, degradation of human well-being, social instability, or even clash. The important Asian republics and neighboring nations are at the moment experiencing those difficulties - difficulties that might develop into exacerbated via worldwide weather switch, expanding inhabitants and transforming into calls for for water.

In reaction to those transforming into matters, on 20-22 June 2006, a NATO-sponsored complicated examine Workshop (ARW) used to be equipped in Almaty, Kazakhstan entitled, “Facilitating neighborhood protection in valuable Asia via greater administration of Transboundary Water Basin Resources”. This clinical assembly convened major environmental specialists from valuable Asia, the Caucasus and from NATO member nations to handle the myriad of concerns regarding shared freshwater one of the international locations during this sector. concerns regarding ecology, legislations, economics, politics, water coverage and built-in water administration have been mentioned and evaluated. opposed to the backdrop of the commonly identified Aral Sea challenge, those best specialists addressed a wide selection of present and rising matters concerning transboundary water management.

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However the issue of water quality management of the irrigation sources of large rivers does not have an ultimate scientific/objective solution. There are some approaches to river flow demineralization that are used in practice, but they can solve only special problems, and, very often, only temporarily. In Uzbekistan, the solution to the river flow demineralization issue is estimated to be equivalent to adding into the fund of irrigative farming from 200,000 to 500,000 ha. A decisive component of water supply management is a reliable water supply.

It is important at the this stage to have a very thoroughly developed framework for calculation of costs and benefits and come to a set of commonly agreed scenarios and strategies that will lead to the desired sustainable end situation in for example 2030 (next generation). In this process approach it is important that options for development that fit the overall design framework are tested and evaluated on their performance in view of their contribution to the overall long-term goal. , different operational regime for a hydropower plant) or indirectly (farm subsidy for different cropping patterns) related to water use issues.

For example starting in the year 2000 and with the help of Canadian CIDA, SIC ICWC has established a training centre network with a hub in Tashkent and branches in the Central Asia partner countries. The Training Centre has developed and organized water and environmental management training courses for over 1000 participants and has promoted many new programs on the sharing and managing of transboundary water resources in the context of regional cooperation. Besides being a provider of specialized training the Training Network of SIC ICWC also functions as a kind of “round table” for discussions on the issue of regional water management and has transformed itself into a think-tank for regional collaboration.

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