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Author Micklin, Philip P.

Title Managing water in central Asia / Philip Micklin
Published London : Royal Institute of International Affairs ; Washington, DC : Distributed worldwide by Brookings Institution, 2000
Table of Contents
 About the authorvi
 Abbreviations and acronymsvii
 Transliteration systemvii
2Basin water resources6
 2.1Amu Dar'ya and Syr Dar'ya6
 2.2The sufficiency of renewable water resources10
3The Aral Sea and its desiccation13
 3.1Physical, hydrologic and biological character13
 3.2Ecological, economic and health consequences of desiccation14
 3.3Restoration requirements20
4Irrigated agriculture: the key to water management improvement24
 4.1The pre-Soviet period24
 4.2The Soviet period29
 4.3Contemporary irrigation36
5Sharing the waters of the Aral Sea basin43
 5.1Institutional structures43
 5.2International donor efforts to promote cooperation48
 5.3Improvements needed51
6National land and water policies and politics54
 6.1The Soviet legacy54
 6.2Institutional and economic reforms55
 6.3Corruption and patronage in water management64
7The future of water management68
 Further reading72


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