Record details

Title
    Groundwater Resources and Management in the Amu Darya River Basin (Central Asia)
Author
    Hrkal, Zbyněk
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Environmental Earth Sciences
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 6, č. 59
Pages
    11
Year
    2009
Thesaurus term
    Central Asia
    groundwater
    water management
Keyword
    Amu
    Asia
    Basin
    Central
    Darya
    Groundwater
    Management
    Resources
    River
Abstract (in english)
   This paper analyses groundwater resources use and management in the socio-economic context of the Amu Darya River Basin which covers part of the following landlocked Central Asian countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. These agrarian nations for sustaining their vital agricultural productions started to use groundwater during the recent drought years (1998-2001) because of its relatively good quality and quantity and as an alternative to highly mineralized surface waters. Present extent of groundwater resources use is discussed with consideration to their reserves, quality, and institutional management and transboundary aspects within the basin. After the collapse of the centralized water resources management system and infrastructure of the former Soviet Union, new underdeveloped systems are being practiced over the whole Amu Darya River Basin. The critical situation of groundwater management in Afghanistan is also discussed.
Contributor
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    UK, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012