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The Caspian Sea, surrounded by the five coastal countries the Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russian and Turkmenistan, is the largest land-locked water body on Earth. The isolation of the Caspian Basin together with its climatic and salinity gradients has created a unique ecological system with some 400 species endemic to the Caspian waters. With habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, the introduction of M. leidyi, Change the environmental chemistry, Nutrient enrichments, the algal bloom events and many more, what is going to happen to the Caspian Sea?
Recently, large-scale surface-water or canal irrigation systems have been termed ‘a sunset industry’ (Rijsberman 2003). Handing over this sunset industry by means of irrigation management transfer (IMT) policies and the creation of water user associations (WUAs) has three main objectives: to increase efficiency, equity, and empowerment.The Uzbek government, together with the international organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), is currently promoting IMT and the creation of WUAs nationwide. The onset of the policy seemed to be a rational development since the former state and collective farms, which were also responsible for water management on their territories, were disintegrating, and new private farms were emerging rapidly.This study seeks to assess the potential of IMT policies by examining the broader physical, organizational, socio-economic, and political factors that might facilitate or hinder the main objectives of IMT and the creation of WUAs. These factors are addressed and analyzed separately through eight case study chapters that address questions on basin water management, the organizational capacities, and the socio-political dependencies of the district water management departments, the potential for multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs), the politics of social network structures, and the process of land reforms.The study concludes that none of the external factors is conducive to the introduction of IMT policies and for creating WUAs. The implication is that IMT policies will not increase efficiency, equity, and empowerment, but could even worsen the water management situation. Furthermore, these policies will not increase the empowerment of either the WUAs or their members. Hence, under the current conditions, handing over the ‘sunset industry’ will not lead to a new sunrise for irrigation in Uzbekistan.Kai Wegerich is Assistant Professor at the Irrigation and Water Engineering Group of Wageningen University. He gained his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies/London University and worked as a researcher for the Centre for Development Research (ZEF in Bonn/Germany) and as a development worker for the German Development Service (DED) in Khorezm/Uzbekistan. Kai’s research interests are social and political aspects of water management in Central Asia, on which he published in various journals. He conducted fieldwork in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Kai co-edited the special issue on ‘Emerging issues on land and water in Central Asia’ in the Journal Irrigation and Drainage systems (with Jochen Froebrich and Marinus G. Bos) and edited, together with Jeroen Warner, the book ‘The Politics of Water’.
This book discusses how civil society, public debate and freedom of speech affect the management of natural resources. Drawing on the work of Robert Dahl, Jürgen Habermas and Robert Putnam, the book introduces the concept of public brainpower. Good governance of natural resources requires fertile public debate - to conceive new institutions, to provide checks and balances on existing institutions and to ensure their continuous dynamic evolution as the needs of society change.The book explores the strengths and weaknesses of these ideas through case studies of 18 oil and gas-producing countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Libya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and Venezuela. The concluding chapter presents 10 tenets on how states can maximize their public brainpower, as well as a ranking of how well 33 resource-rich countries have succeeded in doing so.Four of the chapters - 'Introduction', 'Norway', 'Kazakhstan' and 'Russia' - are available under a CC BY 4.0 Open Access license at link.springer.com.
The second volume of this book series is based on a symposium held at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in summer 2001 and focuses on various aspects of and recent developments in the global management of the resource industry. It ranges from an analysis of recent mergers and acquisitions within the world wide resources industry over a brief introduction of the Global Mining Initiative, GMI reflecting the new awareness of the resource industry to peculiar problems the resource-rich southern Africa mining industry faces. Additionally developments and activities in the world coal industry and future perspectives are unfold. As a major issue of the international mining industry financing risky projects in emerging or developing countries is illustrated with an example from Kazakhstan. Another important contribution depicts the important role traders have in marketing the mine product to the final customers. Based on the extensive insider know-how of the author an overview of developments and trends in the aluminum recycling business is given. Finally, the expected impacts of new high-tech-developments on the mining industry in terms of requirements for raw materials are summarized.
This book analyses the role of local content (LC) policy in the economic development of five resource-rich countries: Brazil, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia and the UK. The authors situate LC policy within a framework of sustainability in the form of industrial diversification and innovation-led growth, and examine how effective LC policies are in facilitating sectoral and economy-wide catching up. Structured in five chapters, the book begins with an introduction and then presents an overview of LC definitions and situates LC policies within a framework of economic development. The third chapter compares specific examples of LC development and highlights variations in practice as well as learning across case countries. The fourth chapter focuses on macro-economic, micro-economic and institutional challenges conditioning LC development and the ability of LC policies to assist innovation-led growth. The authors conclude by examining what the future holds for LC policies and their role in promoting economic growth and addressing the wider social, political and economic challenges in resource-rich countries.
Following an introduction delineating the histories of the film industries of the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, this book contains interviews with filmmakers which position the filmmakers and their creative concerns within the social or political context of their respective countries.