"White gold" and aral sea disaster – towards more efficient use of water resources in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan

Manschadi, Ahmad M. / Lisa Oberkircher / Bernhard Tischbein / Christoper Conrad / Anna-Katharina Hornidge / Anik Bhaduri / Gunther Schorcht / John P.A. Lamers / Paul L.G. Vlek
External Publications (2010)

in: Lohmann Information 45 (1), 34-47

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In the article “White Gold” and Aral Sea disaster – Towards more efficient use of water resources in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan”, the authors analyze the effects of irrigating cotton fields and related factors contributing to one of the world’s most dramatic losses of water resources. Possible actions to minimize further deterioration are identified. Political support and incentives to use resources more sustainably are required to benefit fully from the recommendations.

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Hornidge, Anna-Katharina

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