International Water Law in Central Asia: Commitments, Compliance and Beyond

Ziganshina, D.
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The Central Asia's water related issues include water allocation controversies, competition between irrigation and hydropower, water quality deterioration, environmental degradation, loss of species and biodiversity, climate change, and etc. Having recognized the need to address these problems in a coordinated way, the countries in the region have adopted a number of sub-regional agreements, established new regional institutions, and joined regional and global water treaties. In this article, the author analyzes the role of these treaties in addressing contemporary transboundary water issues of Central Asia.