This book highlights the importance of water resources in historical, political, economic and social events in Central Asian societies. It analyzes the current risks and threats arising from a mismanagement of water resources in Central Asia (Amu Darya basin) through the different dimensions of human security (environmental, economic, social and political) and its impact on the human right to water and sanitation. It identifies the various actors involved in water issues and their relations in terms of conflicts, paying particular attention to multilateral security organizations (OTAN; NATO; SCO; CSTO). And it investigates whether international security organizations and security policies have been effective in addressing water conflicts in the region. Finally, the author proposes the creation of a security community based on the principles of the human right to water for to solve water conflicts.
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