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Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin

Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). July 2011
  • The prime aim of this report is to identify the environmental stress points in the Amu Darya basin which have, or may have, security repercussions for the states and population. The reports takes a close focus on issues of climate change, water, energy and agriculture in the Amu Darya basin, and reveals that it is vital to maintain cooperation in these fields, since neglect for these important areas means intensified security risk. The report then suggests solutions to the challenges identified during the assessment. The assessment report is based on a process comprising missions and consultations with state authorities, representatives of the media and civil society in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in 2007-2010.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Amur Daria River Basin
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Energy, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds
  • Main target audience: Governments, National administrations, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies
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Published in 2015