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Avoiding water wars : water scarcity and Central... -- 2011

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Title Avoiding water wars : water scarcity and Central Asia’s growing importance for stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan : a majority staff report prepared for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : US Government Printing Office, 2011.
Physical Description 22 p. ; 30 cm.
Series (S. prt. ; 112-10). (United States. Congress. Senate. S. prt. ; 112-10).
Notes Cover title.
“64-141 PDF.”
“Printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations.”
Includes bibliographic references.
Summary: “This report by the committee majority staff examines United States policy with respect to water scarcity and water management in Central and South Asia. Water plays an increasingly important role in our diplomatic and national security interests in the region, and we must ensure that our approach is carefully considered and coordinated across the interagency. President Obama’s administration deserves credit for recognizing the critical role water plays in achieving our foreign policy objectives. As water demand for food production and electricity generation increases, in part as a result of the quickening pace of climate change, so too must our efforts to provide water security. While much of our focus currently rests on Afghanistan and Pakistan, we must also consider the interests in the shared waters by India and the neighboring five Central Asian countries—Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. This report draws on staff travel to the region and the work of experts in government, academia, and international institutions. It provides significant insight and several key recommendations to advance U.S. policy in Central and South Asia with respect to this vital transboundary resource.”—(p. v).
Subject Headings Watersheds – Asia, Central.
Amy Darya Valley – Planning.
Water-supply – Asia, Central.
Natural resources – Asia, Central.
Water resources development – Asia, Central.
Internal stability – Afghanistan.
Internal stability – Pakistan.
Corporate Body United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.
Web Address (accessed 07 March 2011)
Accession Number 15080
Language English
Language Code E
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Record Number 13415