Philip Micklin

An evaluation of the use of water by the Central Asian states.

An evaluation of the use of water by the Central Asian states. The paper discusses water resource geography along with other critical water issues including irrigated agriculture, the Aral Sea problem, water sharing among the Aral Sea basin states, national water politics, and the future of water management. These management issues are central to understanding and tackling the environmental and agricultural challenges confronting Central Asia, and also have the potential to generate conflicts both within and between states.