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Regional options for addressing the water, energy and food nexus in Central Asia and the Aral Sea Basin

This article, part of a special issue on water and security in Central Asia, explores the water, energy and food nexus in Central Asia as an avenue to seek regional solutions to common challenges.

Jakob Granit, Andreas Lindström / Published on 10 June 2016

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Granit, J., Jägerskog, A., Lindström, A., Björklund, G., Bullock, A., Löfgren, R., de Gooijer, G. and Pettigrew, S. (2012). Regional options for addressing the water, energy and food nexus in Central Asia and the Aral Sea Basin. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(3). 419-32.

A benefit-sharing scheme was in place among the countries in Central Asia during the Soviet Union era, but since independence, unilateral action has been the norm.

The authors conclude that a regional integrative approach would be beneficial around the water, energy and food nexus. Collaborative options include exploring existing regional frameworks with a focus on additional investment in hydropower generation, regional power market development, irrigation reforms, and addressing regional environmental public goods such as water flows and quality.

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10.1080/07900627.2012.684307 Closed access
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