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Water Resource Management in Central Asia and Afghanistan

Current and Future Environmental and Water Issues

  • Zheenbek E. Kulenbekov
  • Baktyiar D. Asanov
  • Numerous state-of-the-art investigations help the reader to learn broadly about transboundary river hazards (including Afghanistan)

  • A special chapter on climate change impact and forecasting as well as new approaches prepares readers for the future

  • Includes interesting investigations on demography, water availability, ecosystem and hazards in the area of studies


Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Assessment of Available Water Resources at Regional and Basin Scales

  3. Impact of Climate Change and Human Activities on Water Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. D. T. Chontoev, L. V. Bazhanova
      Pages 37-50
    3. Ryskul Abdyzhakypovich Usubaliev, Bolot Duishenalievich Moldobekov, Alexander Nikolaevich Mandychev, Azamat Tynarbekovich Osmonov, Erlan Azisov, Ruslan Kenzhebaev et al.
      Pages 61-71
  4. Risk Analysis for Water Resources Systems, and Related Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Sagynbek Zh. Orunbaev, Baktyiar D. Asanov, Zheenbek E. Kulenbekov
      Pages 93-105
  5. Ecological Baseflow/Environmental Flow to Keep the Health of Rivers and Lakes

  6. Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149

About this book


The book provides a cross-sectoral, multi-scale assessment of development-directed investigations in the main rivers of wider Central Asia and Afghanistan. The book highlights the development of river systems, water reservoirs, ecosystems and risks as well as the impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. It provides information on the genesis of river basins, physical and chemical properties of water in rivers, and the hydrological regimes of the rivers of Central Asia and Afghanistan. The book is useful for scientists and researchers whose work focuses on rivers and the use of water resources, irrigation, ecosystems, risks, water supply, climate change and remote sensing, as well as for students and planners, administrations and other stakeholders in the water sector.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zheenbek E. Kulenbekov
    • 1
  • Baktyiar D. Asanov
    • 2
  1. 1.American University of Central AsiaBishkekKyrgyzstan
  2. 2.American University of Central AsiaBishkekKyrgyzstan

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