Water and Food Security in Central Asia

  • Viktor A. Dukhovny
  • Stulina Galina
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


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.


Water Resource Management Water User Integrate Water Resource Management Virtual Water Water Delivery 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scientific Information Center of Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (SIC ICWC)TashkentRepublic of Uzbekistan

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