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Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). August 2011
  • This Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and Asian parts of the UNECE region. The Assessment presents an analysis of pressures, quantity and quality status, transboundary impacts, as well as responses and future trends of transboundary water resources in the region and highlights regional differences, specificities and vulnerabilities. Legal, institutional and socio-economic issues have a prominent place in this Second Assessment, ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Groundwater, Information and data, Lakes, Negotiation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Watersheds

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 proces...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Energy, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds

Past Experience and Future Challenges: Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia
  • Past Experience and Future Challenges: Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). November 2004
  • This publication compiles the proceedings of the Regional Consultation Workshop on Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia: Past Experience and Future Challenges, which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 26 to 28 9 2002. The proceedings present different cooperation experiences between Central Asian countries and provide some recommendations to enhance transboundary water management.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Transboundary waters, Water management

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Published in 2015