Title Water, Climate, and Development Issues in the Amudarya Basin
Type Workshop
Abstract Michael Glantz convened an international, multidisciplinary workshop on Water, Climate, and Development Issues in the Amudarya Basin at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 18-19 June 2002. The overriding objective of this activity, sponsored by NOAA's Office of Global Programs and ESIG, has been to enhance understanding about climate, water, and equity interactions, with a special focus on a major river basin in Central Asia: the Amudarya. Deliberations at the meeting included, among other topics, formal and informal presentations on the setting of Afghanistan, the climate perspective in the area, water law and regional water scarcity, and identified equity issues within as well as among countries in the region.
Participants Michael Glantz
Start Date 2002
Keywords Decision Making
Education and Climate Issues
Forecast Use & Value
Human-Environment Interactions
Societal Interactions
Sustainable Development
Tools, Learning, and Education
Water Resources
Research Themes


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