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The near collapse of salt lakes in places like Central Asia's Aral Sea, Iran's Lake Urmia and California's Salton sea deprived local environments of natural filtration systems, wildlife habitats and opportunities for human use. Left behind were dust storms that threaten human health and agricultural fields.
The EU Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue Program is active in five regions: the Andean region in Latin America; the Mekong region in Asia; the Aral Sea region in Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa (Mena); and Niger and the SADC on the African continent. The Global Water Partnership ...

Well, the Soviets drained the mighty rivers of Central Asia and condemned the Aral Sea to slow death - India is at least creating rivers. In the meantime, however, some new scientific research undertaken by Professor Sanjeev Gupta of Imperial College and his team, published in November 2017, seems to ...
The Aral Sea in Central Asia and Lake Urmia in Iran are some of the more-well known ones, but major salt lakes in places like Argentina, Australia, and Kenya are all drying up as well. The desiccation of salt lakes has a huge environmental impact. Salt lakes are a crucial part of their local ecosystems.
Nazif Shahrani, professor of anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, told GlacierHub that it is "critical and necessary" to monitor the global impact of changing ecological conditions and the Aral Sea's virtual disappearance in the region, especially on the remaining ...

Kuwait also issued a grant to construct the Kazakh agriculture Ministry building and loan for the water supply project to the Aral Sea region and the Kazakh-Kuwaiti intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation was established. "The committee held meetings ...
The Russian government built a $106 million dike in 2005 that sealed off the Aral Sea, which had been drying up because of agriculture. While this replaced a collapsed fishing industry with a smaller one, the Aral Sea is just 5 percent of the size it once was, and dust storms continue to be a problem.
A low-impact arrangement like the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN), which works by consensus and eschews interference in members' internal affairs will likely appeal to local sensibilities, but will need to be robust enough to tackle challenges like the Aral Sea environmental disaster, fair ...
According to the organizing committee, representatives of water management organizations of the Central Asian countries, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, international organizations and financial institutions, scientists and experts are expected to attend the conference. The Interstate ...
Green shows irrigated cotton farms around the Aral Sea in Central Asia. These farms are irrigated by rivers that fed the sea, which is running dry and heavily polluted with agricultural chemicals. "This detailed map shows the utility of satellite mapping for assessing current and future needs for irrigation water ...
Work is underway to create a buffer forest zone on the eastern shore of the Sarygamysh Lake in the Dashoguz province of Turkmenistan in ...
... and Bukhara -- and it could be a workable country, but the Soviets abused it terribly, ecologically destroying the once-grand Aral Sea.
Combining efforts also requires solving the problems of the Aral Sea catastrophe. This is not only a common pain, but also a common task ...
Among those he cited the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, collective efforts for maintaining Central Asia as a nuclear-free zone and ...
A ruined ship with Communist Party symbol hammer and sickle lies on a salinated part of the Aral Sea coast line near the village of Akespe, ...
In Central Asia, the Aral Sea has been shrinking drastically for the last 50 years since the two rivers that sustain it started being drawn from to ...

It should be reminded that in 2017, Turkmenistan chairs the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS). The IFAS, established in 1990s in ...
Another important point of our cooperation is the problem of preserving the environment, restoring the area around the Aral Sea, which has ...
One cautionary tale is the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Once the fourth-largest lake in the world, ...
... Ugham Chatkal State Natural Park, riparian forests in the delta of the Amu Darya River, the region of "environmental disaster" in the Aral Sea, ...
... Tengri Tagh and reach the Aral Sea in the northwest by traversing Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Relations between the coterminous ...
On the negative side of the balance, the Soviet ecological legacy is almost uniformly disastrous, including the destruction of the Aral Sea, ...
The Latin script will more precisely convey the phonetic system of Kazakh language, linguists of the Aral Sea region believe. According to ...
Lakes like Utah's Great Salt Lake, Asia's Aral Sea, the Dead Sea in Jordan and Israel, China's huge Lop Nur and Bolivia's Lake Popo are just a ...
Lying on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea used to be the fourth-largest lake in the world, behind the Caspian Sea, Lake ...
... and more than 80 reservoirs (Royal Geographic) were built around the Aral Sea to support the unsustainable cotton and wheat industries.
... flow from the mountainous regions of Pamir, Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan into the Aral Sea, is a critical issue.
Examples abound of the failures of tyrannies and bureaucracies, from the drying up of the Aral Sea in Central Asia as a result of Soviet irrigation ...
... flow from the mountainous regions of Pamir, Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan into the Aral Sea, is a critical issue.
Many have heard about the Aral Sea, once the world's fourth biggest lake which is most likely gone forever. Its death has brought about ...
Many have heard about the Aral Sea, once the world's fourth biggest lake which is most likely gone forever. Its death has brought about ...
One of the most infamous and well recognized instances of human-caused environmental catastrophe happened in the Aral Sea in the Central ...
Vozrozhdeniya was once home to a vibrant fishing village fringed by turquoise lagoons, back when the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest in the ...
... regional cooperation in political, trade, communication, and humanitarian spheres; addressing the Aral Sea catastrophe and other regional ...
Turkmenistan has proposed to host a summit of the heads of states of the founders of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) in ...
Alexander and his entire army could have waded across it in a matter of hours. In fact, the river doesn't even reach the Aral Sea anymore. Why?
Many ports built when the water level was higher are now far inland, much as happened with those on the Aral Sea a half century ago. Worse ...
Straddling the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest saline lake in the world, an inland sea of ...
But the impetus behind each leg of Chang's episodic travels -- which took her to China's Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region and South-to-North Water Diversion Project, Canada's Fogo Island, and, twice, Uzbekistan's Aral Sea -- remains enigmatic. Even with its backstory, the exhibition can feel like a ...
Back when the Aral Sea, in Central Asia, was the fourth-largest in the world, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a paradise, abundant with life. In fact ...
... Lake Balkhash - one of Asia's largest lakes and an important water source - hopefully preventing it from going the way of the Aral Sea.
The diversion of rivers to cultivate cotton in Soviet times was responsible for the depletion of the Aral Sea, which straddles the border of Uzbekistan and ...
... the cocktail unites local flavors, such as Kurt cheese, Adjika and Aral Sea salt, while Kurt and wheat bread infusion add a unique touch.
... with such projects--be it the Soviet regime's decision to divert the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, which fed the Aral Sea, to irrigate the desert, ...
On the song and clip the band states: "'Aral Sea II' is the second part of the 'Aral Sea' trilogy, dedicated to the environmental disaster of the ...
Cotton used in some bags is responsible for the destruction of water systems like Central Asia's Aral Sea. Kenya and the rest of the world have ...
Cotton used in some bags is responsible for the destruction of water systems like Central Asia's Aral Sea. Kenya and the rest of the world have ...
The disappearance of the Aral Sea ranks as one of the worst man-made environmental disasters of the 20th century. These grainy photos ...
... politics as the disappearance of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan is a monument to Soviet economic planning from the same time period.


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