Year 2021, Volume 3 , Issue 1, Pages 45 - 62 2021-01-31


Erdal DUZDABAN [1]

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, gained their independence and faced the water issue, which was regulated by the Moscow administration before their independence. Water allocation and regulation are mainly based on the study of Barthold and the USSR Central Asian Department. During the Soviet Union, Central Asian water resources were used without considering the future of water sources and determined only to increase to cotton production of the central apparatus. In this context, the drying up of the Aral Sea is seen as one of the results of the implemented policies. The relations of the states, within the scope of the construction of Rogun Dam and Kambarata HPP 1 Dam, were analyzed through legal means under the water security. Since the research is qualitative, the case analysis method is selected for the evaluation of the collected data.
USSR, Central Asia, Water Issue, Rogun Dam, Kambarata HPP 1
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-6859-8625
Author: Erdal DUZDABAN (Primary Author)
Institution: Kocaeli University
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : January 31, 2021

APA Duzdaban, E . (2021). WATER ISSUE IN CENTRAL ASIA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES . Eurasian Research Journal , 3 (1) , 45-62 . Retrieved from