Analysing and comparing regional security implications of micro-, meso- and macro-level water management collaboration and policy options in Central Asia
The overall objective of the proposed research is to examine, compare and thereby increase understanding on the local versus regional water-security-development nexus in Central Asia. The research will comprise of two components: The micro-level policy analysis will be based on categorizing and analyzing Soviet and post-independence agreements on small transboundary rivers and on transboundary infrastructure within the Ferghana Valley, as well as the operationalisation of these agreements. The macro-level policy analysis will attempt to assess currently discussed water management policy options (e.g. pro-irrigation, pro-hydropower) in a holistic and comprehensive manner.