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The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation

The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2014
  • This paper looks at the diminishing level of the Aral Sea and the multitude of economical, environmental and social problems this has caused. This is an interactive paper, with links to a video and interactive map as well as satellite images demonstrating the shrinking of the sea. The paper answers why this issue is important and provides the findings in support, demonstrating the status today plotted against previous years, the impacts and responses and concluding with the implications for policy.
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Drought, Ecosystems, Environment, Livelihoods, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water governance, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Impact study, Indicators
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Published in 2015