|Central Eurasian Water Crisis: Caspian, Aral, and Dead Seas (UNU, 1998, 203 pages)|
|Note to the reader from the UNU|
|1. Perspectives on water environment management|
|Part I: introduction|
|2. Central Eurasian water perspectives and arid land studies|
|International cooperation for peaceful water management in critical areas|
|3. Major environmental problems in world lakes|
|Declining water levels|
|The progress of eutrophication|
|Contamination with man-made toxics|
|The collapse of aquatic ecosystems|
|Part II: The Aral Sea|
|4. Creeping environmental problems in the Aral Sea basin|
|Introduction to the notion of creeping environmental problems|
|Characteristics of CEPs|
|CEPs and the Aral region|
|Concluding comments and a call for research|
|5. the Aral Sea and socio-economic development|
|The technical system of cotton monoculture|
|The cotton swindle|
|Environmental problems and human health|
|The problem of pesticide pollution|
|The environment of the Aral Sea and international cooperation|
|The future of Central Asia|
|6. Satellite image maps of the Aral Sea and Central Asia|
|7. Voices from the region|
|A word on Aral|
|The role of academic research in solving the ecological problems of the Aral Sea region|
|Iranian strategies in Central Asia|
|Part III: The Caspian Sea|
|8. Environmental policy-making for sustainable development of the Caspian Sea area|
|Morphometry and the principal hydrological features|
|The water balance and water-level variations|
|The economic impacts on the Caspian states of the water-level variations|
|Other development issues requiring international cooperation|
|9. Iranian perspectives on the Caspian Sea and Central Asia|
|Iran's northern geopolitical interests|
|The issue of lake Hamun and the Hirmand River|
|Part IV: The Dead Sea|
|10. Principles for confidence-building measures in the Jordan River watershed|
|International water rights law|
|Cooperative watershed development|
|Technological and management alternatives for the future|
|11. Alternative strategies in the inter-state regional development of the Jordan Rift Valley|
|Canal schemes for co-generation|
|The Peace Drainage Canal scheme and eco-political decision-making|
|The Aqaba hybrid scheme|
|Techno-political assessment of the Peace Drainage Canal and the Med/Red-Dead Sea canal|
|Part V: International organizations and inland seas|
|12. The role of international organizations in the integrated management of international water bodies: The activities of the UNU, UNEP, and the World Bank in the Middle East|
|International water bodies require integrated management|
|The need for international efforts and a role for international organizations|
|The UNU: Accomplishments to promote sound management of international waters|
|Assistance given by UNEP and the World Bank to the Aral Sea programme|
|Programme for the Caspian Sea basin as an international effort|
|Other titles of interest|
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