Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia, 1st ed. 2017
Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia Series

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This book examines the impact and implications of the declaration of human right to water and sanitation access for human security in Central Asia. It analyzes the current risks and threats arising from mismanagement of water resources in Central Asia through the different dimensions of human security: environmental, economic, social, and political. Identifying the main actors involved in water conflict in the region, the author pays particular attention to the multilateral security organizations operating in the region, OSCE, NATO, SCO, and CSTO, and discusses whether their security policies have been effective in addressing these conflicts.
1. Introduction

2. A water history of Central Asia

3. Environmental security, water resources and international security organizations

4. Economic security and water resources and security organizations 

5. Political security, water resources and security organizations in the Amu-Darya

6. Conclusions

Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín, PhD, is teacher and researcher at the Institute of Development and Cooperation, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and coordinator of the Observatory of Human Right to Water. He is a specialist in water resources and Eurasian studies and has conducted research in Iran, the UK, Germany, and Kazakhstan.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the management of and disputes over water resources in Central Asia in the 20th century

Presents the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) as an essential feature of human security in the region

Critically analyzes the response to the environmental threat of limited or missing water access by international organizations