Monday, August 16, 2004

Turkmenbashi's Lake

Via The Argus, I find that Turkmenistan's Saparmurat Niyazov might be causing major damage to regional water systems by his plans for a giant artificial lake. Water for this project would come from the Amu Darya River, which must serve the water needs of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan as well as Turkmenistan. Nathan Hamm is quite right that water represents a significant security issue for Central Asia. You can read more here.


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