Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums: Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan by Christopher MartiusCotton, Water, Salts and Soums: Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan by Christopher Martius

Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums: Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan

EditorChristopher Martius

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This book summarizes a long-term research project addressing land and water use in the irrigated areas of the Aral Sea basin. In an interdisciplinary approach, natural and human sciences are combined to elucidate the challenges of economic transition that affect the use of land, water and biological resources, ecological sustainability, economic efficiency and the livelihoods of the local population. The research focuses on Khorezm, a region in Uzbekistan, located on the Amudarya river, in the heart of Central Asia. A series of chapters describes the biophysical environment and the aspects of society and institutions that shape land and water use. The book discusses options and tools to improve land and water management, and to reform the economic system management, based on agronomic, hydrological, economic ans social studies and modeling. The insights are not only important for Uzbekistan, but for all countries in transitions and irrigated dryland areas elsewhere.
Title:Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums: Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, UzbekistanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:434 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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1. INTRODUCTIONPreface, C. Martius, I. Rudenko, J.P.A. Lamers, P.L.G. Vlek1.1 Cotton, water, salt and Soums - research and capacity building for decision-making in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, P.L.G. Vlek, J.P.A. Lamers, C. Martius, I. Rudenko. A. Manschadi2. THE BACKGROUND (PHYSICAL SETTING)2.1 Agro-meteorological trends of recent climate development in Khorezm, C. Conrad et al2.2 Soils and soil ecology in Khorezm, Akmal Akramkhanov et al2.3 Spatial distribution of cotton yield and its relationship to environmental, irrigation infrastructure and water management factors on a regional scale in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, G. Ruecker et al2.4 Water management in Khorezm: current situation and options for improvement, B. Tischbein et al3. THE SYSTEM SETTING (SOCIETY AND INSTITUTION)3.1 Farm reform in Uzbekistan, N. Djanibekov et al3.2 Mapping and analyzing service provision for supporting agricultural production in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, D. Niyazmetov et al3.3 Politics of Agricultural Water Management in Khorezm, Uzbekistan,  G. Jan Veldwisch et al3.4 Water and sanitation-related health aspects in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, S. Herbst et al3.5 Price and income elasticity of residential electricity consumption in Khorezm, B. Eshchanov et al4. LAND MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT OPTIONS4.1 Optimal irrigation and N-fertilizer management for sustainable winter wheat production in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, N. Ibragimov et al4.2 Introducing conservation agriculture on irrigated meadow alluvial soils (Arenosols) in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, K. Kienzler et al4.3 Introducing conservation agriculture on irrigated meadow alluvial soils (Arenosols) in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, Alim Pulatov et al4.4 Crop diversification in support of sustainable agriculture in Khorezm, I. Bobojonov et al4.5 Conversion of degraded cropland to tree plantations for ecosystem and livelihood benefits, A. Khamzina et al4.6 Abundance of natural riparian forests and tree plantations in the Amudarya delta of Uzbekistan and their impact on emissions of soil-borne greenhouse gases, C. Scheer et al5. LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT TOOLS5.1 Economic-ecological optimization model of land and resource use at farm-aggregated level, R. Sommer et al5.2 Water patterns in the landscape of Khorezm, Uzbekistan. A GIS approach to social-physical research, L. Oberkircher et al5.3 Modeling irrigation scheduling under shallow groundwater conditions as a tool for an integrated management of surface and groundwater resources, U. Khalid Awan et al5.4 Estimation of spatial and temporal variability of crop water productivity with incomplete data, M. Bekchanov et al6. ECONOMIC SYSTEM MANAGEMENT REFORM OPTIONS6.1 A computable general equilibrium analysis of agricultural development reforms: national and regional perspective, M. Bekchanov et al6.2 State order and policy strategies in the cotton and wheat value chains, I. Rudenko et al6.3 Prospects of Agricultural Water Service Fees in the Irrigated Drylands, Downstream of Amudarya, N. Djanibekov et al