Water and Food Security in Central Asia
In Central Asia man learned the art of efficient water use early in history. He used it not only as a means of life-support but also as a natural defender of towns and settlements. He used it as his ally to turn arid steppes and deserts into flourishing oases. Water, in turn, was a great teacher for the farmer, whose patience and diligence allowed him to change this region. An amazing unity of man and nature based on the use of water was formed here.