TRANSBOUNDARY WATER COOPERATION IN CENTRAL ASIA AND REGIONAL SECURITY

Gulnar ASKEEVA, Bagysh GABDULINA, Elena NECHAEVA, Janar SMAKOVA


Gulnar Askeeva, D.Sc. (Political Science), Professor, Department of Political Science, L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Bagysh Gabdulina, Ph.D. (Hist.), Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Elena Nechaeva, Ph.D. (Political Science), Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Janar Smakova, Ph.D., Doctorant, Department of Political Science, L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)


ABSTRACT

This is an attempt to answer the question about the growing water deficit in Central Asia, its impact on regional security, and the ways and means of ensuring it. The authors have analyzed the contemporary state of regional water resources; investigated the conceptual approaches to the studies of water cooperation; analyzed the contradictions between the Central Asian countries caused by the transboundary management of water resources; and outlined approaches to potentially efficient management of regional water resources.

Keywords: Central Asian region, water resources, transboundary water cooperation, regional security, water-related conflicts.


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