Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums

Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan

Editors: Martius, C., Rudenko, I., Lamers, J.P.A., Vlek, P.L.G. (Eds.)

  • The book summarises results from an interdisciplinary research program that focuses on Khorezm, a rich and so-far poorly researched region of Central Asia
  • A 'must-read' for all those interested in Central Asia, natural resource management in transition countries and the management of irrigated drylands
  • Authors analyze mitigation options for environmental degradation and discuss improved water and land management and economic transition strategies
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This book summarizes a long-term research project addressing land and water use in the irrigated areas of the Aral Sea basin. In an interdisciplinary approach, natural and human sciences are combined to elucidate the challenges of economic transition that affect the use of land, water and biological resources, ecological sustainability, economic efficiency and the livelihoods of the local population. The research focuses on Khorezm, a region in Uzbekistan, located on the Amudarya river, in the heart of Central Asia. A series of chapters describes the biophysical environment and the aspects of society and institutions that shape land and water use. The book discusses options and tools to improve land and water management, and to reform the economic system management, based on agronomic, hydrological, economic ans social studies and modeling. The insights are not only important for Uzbekistan, but for all countries in transitions and irrigated dryland areas elsewhere.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums – Research and Capacity Building for Decision-Making in Khorezm, Uzbekistan

    Vlek, Paul L. G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Agro-Meteorological Trends of Recent Climate Development in Khorezm and Implications for Crop Production

    Conrad, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Soils and Soil Ecology in Khorezm

    Akramkhanov, Akmal (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Spatial Distribution of Cotton Yield and its Relationship to Environmental, Irrigation Infrastructure and Water Management Factors on a Regional Scale in Khorezm, Uzbekistan

    Ruecker, Gerd (et al.)

    Pages 59-68

  • Water Management in Khorezm: Current Situation and Options for Improvement (Hydrological Perspective)

    Tischbein, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 69-92

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1962-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8181-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums
Book Subtitle
Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
Editors
  • Christopher Martius
  • I. Rudenko
  • John P.A. Lamers
  • P.L.G. Vlek
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1963-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1963-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1962-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8181-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 419
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