On May 6, the EastWest Institute released a report aimed at increasing cooperation on managing water resources in Afghanistan and Central Asia – a vital security question.
Water resources of the Amu Darya River are becoming increasingly unreliable because of the effects of climate change and poor management of water resources and threaten the security of Afghanistan and Central Asia. These issues were discussed at an international consultation, which took place December 7, 2010 at the European Parliament. This consultation was organized by the EastWest Institute, the Parliamentarians Network for conflict prevention, Wageningen University and the Amu Darya Basin Network.