Crossing the Watershed: transboundary water security in Central Asia

I am currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on an interdisciplinary project on transboundary water security in Central Asia.

The project investigations how transboundary conflicts and border disputes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan – and the different ways in which they are managed – (1) impact on the physical security of water as a resource, its economic utilisation (including for irrigation and hydro-power generation), and its potential weaponization; (2) may be mitigated and ameliorated if viable water management solutions improve prospects for conflict resolution and greater stability, and (3) shape the technological and hydrological possibilities for sustainable water management in a changing world.

The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.