Improving Water Resource Sustainability in the Context of Climate Change and Global Economic Dislocation

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and Climate Change".

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Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and James Madison College of Public Affairs, Michigan State University, 842 Chestnut Road, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: aquaculture; central Asian environmental issues; water-energy-food nexus
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Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 71 Al-Farabi Avenue, 050040, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Interests: Biology of water resources; fisheries; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the current challenges facing national economies and societies, and the international community generally, with regard to water resources public policy and management. As transition and developing economies struggle to prosper in an increasingly disrupted international system, climatologists, hydrologists, environmental engineers, biologists, political and social economists, and international relations and legal scholars are urged to address the serious sustainability challenges that are evident. An important aspect of these management and policy challenges will be the nexus between water, energy, food, and land management trends. National governments and international organizations are challenged to respond to interacting trends and constraints inherent in this nexus and resolve the conflict of national interests that often seem intractable. Added to this imbalance is the legacy of misguided agricultural, industrial, and environmental policies that diverted water resources for unsustainable agricultural production goals on the one hand and permitted the unfettered industrial pollution of rivers, lakes, and seas on the other. Poaching and the overfishing of inland waters remain serious in many geographies. Frequently, these effects seem to derive from the unbalanced commitment to market fundamentalist policies that place supreme priority on deregulation and privatization. Is there some promise for sustainable development in the recent urgency placed on economic diversification generally and agricultural development and diversification specifically? Can regional policy harmonization efforts mitigate national interest conflicts, especially on transborder water flows? Is there potential for effective and sustainable remediation from emerging technologies?

Prof. Dr. Norman A. Graham
Prof. Dr. Sabyr Nurtazin
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Keywords

  • governance and regulation of water resources
  • transborder river governance
  • aquaculture enterprise development
  • anti-pollution and water body remediation
  • irrigation sustainability
  • hydroelectric generation design
  • infrastructure remediation and climate change

Published Papers

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