Water in Kazakhstan, a key in Central Asian water management

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Water in Kazakhstan, a key in Central Asian water management. / Zhupankhan, Aibek; Tussupova, Kamshat; Berndtsson, Ronny.

In: Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 63, No. 5, 2018, p. 752-762.

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T1 - Water in Kazakhstan, a key in Central Asian water management

AU - Zhupankhan, Aibek

AU - Tussupova, Kamshat

AU - Berndtsson, Ronny

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Central Asia is one of the regions with the highest probability of conflicts over water. Kazakhstan is the main Central Asian economic power and therefore it is important to understand how the country’s water management policy is influencing water availability in the other Central Asian states. Already, the Central Asian economies are developing under increasing water deficiency, resulting in developmental problems. The main reasons for this are increasing political tensions and worsening ecological and socio-economic conditions. Kazakhstan was the first country in Central Asia to develop the pre-requisites for a transition towards integrated water resources management (IWRM). Therefore, Kazakhstan has potential to lead the development of transboundary water integration between all Central Asian states. A scenario for successful regional cooperation on water management in Central Asia involves establishing legal mechanisms for water management following international water law, assistance by international agencies and donors, and integrated social, economic and environmental methodology.

AB - Central Asia is one of the regions with the highest probability of conflicts over water. Kazakhstan is the main Central Asian economic power and therefore it is important to understand how the country’s water management policy is influencing water availability in the other Central Asian states. Already, the Central Asian economies are developing under increasing water deficiency, resulting in developmental problems. The main reasons for this are increasing political tensions and worsening ecological and socio-economic conditions. Kazakhstan was the first country in Central Asia to develop the pre-requisites for a transition towards integrated water resources management (IWRM). Therefore, Kazakhstan has potential to lead the development of transboundary water integration between all Central Asian states. A scenario for successful regional cooperation on water management in Central Asia involves establishing legal mechanisms for water management following international water law, assistance by international agencies and donors, and integrated social, economic and environmental methodology.

KW - Central Asia

KW - Kazakhstan

KW - water availability

KW - water management

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85044289259&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/02626667.2018.1447111

DO - 10.1080/02626667.2018.1447111

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85044289259

VL - 63

SP - 752

EP - 762

JO - Hydrological Sciences Journal

JF - Hydrological Sciences Journal

SN - 0262-6667

IS - 5

ER -