Strategic water resources in Central Asia: in search of a new international legal order

Hodgson, S.
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The aim of this paper is to describe the basic problem and the efforts undertaken both by the Central Asian states and the international community, including the EU, to seek a resolution on the allocation and use of the water resources of Central Asia. It traces recent developments relating to the planned construction of dams, the modification of energy supplies and the periodic issue of increasingly bellicose statements from the capitals of the region. Finally it looks into the challenge for establishing a modern international legal order to govern the region's strategic water resources. EUCAM Policy Brief No. 14.