Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, by Jiaguo Qi, Kyle T. Evered

By Jiaguo Qi, Kyle T. Evered

Over the past 60 years, we have now famous more and more that our international is attached, and the affects of environmental catastrophes and financial crises in a single quarter of our global have far-reaching and long-lasting effects globally. primary Asia is a constructing quarter with nice power, yet there are legitimate issues that present source administration practices aren't sustainable, quite in regards to the administration of water assets. fresh alterations in social constructions, observed by way of local weather switch, have prompted massive environmental adjustments resulting in protection matters within the sector. hence, the neighborhood financial system has been considerably impacted to the level that the possibility of social unrest is of significant crisis. This booklet explores new applied sciences and variation innovations to mitigate those environmental difficulties and deal with persevered environmental switch with the final word target of marketing sustainable progress and more desirable caliber of existence within the zone.

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Ginous, O. Torres, S. E. Nicholson, and T. E. Gill, 2002, Environmental characterization of global sources of atmospheric soil dust identified with the NIMBUS 7 total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) absorbing aerosol product, Reviews of Geophysics, 40(1): 1–31. , D. Mark Stafford Smith, Eric F. Lambin, B. L. Turner II, Michael Mortimore, Simon P. J. Batterbury, Thomas E. Downing, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Roberto J. Fernández, Jeffrey E. Herrick, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Hong Jiang, Rik Leemans, Tim Lynam, Fernando T.

Countries having the lowest quantities of water resources are Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Hence there are now some disagreements over sharing water resources between the countries of the Aral Sea basin. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are interested in using river waters for generating electric power in the winter season, whereas Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan each use water resources in the summer time, primarily to meet irrigation needs. MANAGING WATER AND LAND 19 TABLE 2. Surface water resources in the Aral Sea basin (mean annual runoff, km3/year).

SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING AND THE ARAL SEA 35 TABLE 1. Hydrological and salinity characteristics of the Aral Sea, 1960–2025. 0 Area (km2) 67,499 61,381 6,118 60,200 55,700 39,734 36,930 2,804 13,958 10,700 3,258 9,658 6,400 3,258 % 1960 Volume % 1960 Avg. 3. 4, p. 72; Glavgidromet, 1994–2003; Water Balance, 1990–2006; Final Report, 2004; Ptichnikov, 2000, 2002; and Expedition, 2005, 2007. rebuilding several times. A catastrophic dike failure in 1999 totally destroyed the dike and killed two people (Expedition, 2005, 2007).

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