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Managing Water in a Dynamic Setting: The Challenges of Change in Central Asia

Daniel Maselli, Mira Arynova, Viktor Bilenko, Natalia Ershova, Natalia Ivanova, Hanspeter Liniger, 2010

This paper summarises research activities related to water and water management carried out mainly in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan between 2002 and 2008, and anchors them in a broader regional water management context. Results show that climate change and socio-political transformation processes have heavy impacts on the condition of natural resources as well as on people's livelihoods. While rapid glacier retreat is providing more water for agriculture, river flow modelling suggests a forward shift of the main water discharge from the end of July to June. This may lead to more acute water shortages in the lowlands towards the end of the summer period. Dilapidated irrigation infrastructure, institutional failures, and inappropriate use of water by inexperienced farmers are the main reasons why less than 30% of the water reaches its final destination. [...]

In: Hurni H, Wiesmann U, editors; with an international group of co-editors. Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 5. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 223-239.

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Socio-economic Atlas of the Lao PDR

An Analysis based on the 2005 Population and Housing Census

Peter Messerli, Michael Epprecht, Andreas Heinimann, 2008

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Innovative tools for environmental sanitation planning and river basin management

Agnes Montangero, Thammarat Koottatep, Christoph Lüthi, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Monika Schaffner, Roland Schertenleib, Narong Surinkul, 2010

In: Hurni H, Wiesmann U, editors; with an international group of co-editors. Global Change Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 5. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 343–356.

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Greywater Management in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Antoine Morel, Stefan Diener, 2006

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