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Title Cotton, water, salts and soums : economic and ecological restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Christopher Martius [and others], editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012.

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Subject Land use -- Uzbekistan -- Khorazm oblasti.
Water use -- Uzbekistan -- Khorazm oblasti.
Economic development -- Uzbekistan -- Khorazm oblasti.
Land use -- Aral Sea Watershed (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan)
Water use -- Aral Sea Watershed (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan)
Economic development -- Aral Sea Watershed (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan)
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena.
Developing Countries -- economics.
Alt Name Martius, Christopher.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 419 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums -- Research and Capacity Building for Decision-Making in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Paul L.G. Vlek, John P.A. Lamers, Christopher Martius, Inna Rudenko, Ahmad Manschadi -- The background (physical setting). Agro-Meteorological Trends of Recent Climate Development in Khorezm and Implications for Crop Production / Christopher Conrad, Gunther Schorcht, Bernhard Tischbein, Sanjar Davletov -- rSoils and Soil Ecology in Khorezm / Akmal Akramkhanov, Ramazan Kuziev, Rolf Sommer, Christopher Martius, Oksana Forkutsa -- Spatial Distribution of Cotton Yield and its Relationship to Environmental, Irrigation Infrastructure and Water Management Factors on a Regional Scale in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Gerd Ruecker, Christopher Conrad, Nazirbay Ibragimov, Kirsten Kienzler / Water Management in Khorezm: Current Situation and Options for Improvement (Hydrological Perspective) / Bernhard Tischbein, Usman Khalid Awan, Iskandar Abdullaev, Ihtiyor Bobojonov.
The system setting (society and institution). Farm Reform in Uzbekistan / Nodir Djanibekov, Ihtiyor Bobojonov, John P.A. Lamers -- Mapping and Analyzing Service Provision for Supporting Agricultural Production in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Davron Niyazmetov, Inna Rudenko, John P.A. Lamers -- Politics of Agricultural Water Management in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Gert Jan Veldwisch, Peter Mollinga, Darya Hirsch, Resul Yalcin -- Water and Sanitation-Related Health Aspects in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Susanne Herbst, Dilorom Fayzieva, Thomas Kistemann -- Price and Income Elasticity of Residential Electricity Consumption in Khorezm / Bahtiyor Eshchanov, Mona Grinwis, Sanaatbek Salaev -- Land management improvement options. Optimal Irrigation and N-fertilizer Management for Sustainable Winter Wheat Production in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Nazirbay Ibragimov, Yulduz Djumaniyazova, Jumanazar Ruzimov, Ruzumbay Eshchanov -- Groundwater Contribution to N fertilization in Irrigated Cotton and Winter Wheat in the Khorezm Region, Uzbekistan / Kirsten Kienzler, Nazirbay Ibragimov, John P.A. Lamers, Rolf Sommer, Paul L.G. Vlek.
Introducing Conservation Agriculture on Irrigated Meadow Alluvial Soils (Arenosols) in Khorezm, Uzbekistan / Alim Pulatov, Oybek Egamberdiev, Abdullah Karimov, Mehriddin Tursunov, Sarah Kienzler -- Crop Diversification in Support of Sustainable Agriculture in Khorezm / Ihtiyor Bobojonov, John P.A. Lamers, Nodir Djanibekov, Nazirbay Ibragimov -- Conversion of Degraded Cropland to Tree Plantations for Ecosystem and Livelihood Benefits / Asia Khamzina, John P.A. Lamers, Paul L.G. Vlek -- Abundance of Natural Riparian Forests and Tree Plantations in the Amudarya Delta of Uzbekistan and Their Impact on Emissions of Soil-Borne Greenhouse Gases / Clemens Scheer, Alexander Tupitsa, Evgeniy Botman, John P.A. Lamers, Martin Worbes -- Land and water management improvement tools. Economic-Ecological Optimization Model of Land and Resource Use at Farm-Aggregated Level / Rolf Sommer, Nodir Djanibekov, Marc Muller, Omonbek Salaev.
Water Patterns in the Landscape of Khorezm, Uzbekistan: A GIS Approach to Socio-Physical Research / Lisa Oberkircher, Anna Haubold, Christopher Martius, Tillmann K. Buttschardt -- Modeling Irrigation Scheduling Under Shallow Groundwater Conditions as a Tool for an Integrated Management of Surface and Groundwater Resources / Usman Khalid Awan, Bernhard Tischbein, Pulatbay Kamalov, Christopher Martius -- Estimation of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Crop Water Productivity with Incomplete Data / Maksud Bekchanov, John P.A. Lamers, Aziz Karimov, Marc Muller -- Economic system management reform options -- A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Agricultural Development Reforms: National and Regional Perspective / Maksud Bekchanov, Marc Muller, John P.A. Lamers -- State Order and Policy Strategies in the Cotton and Wheat Value Chains / Inna Rudenko, Kudrat Nurmetov, John P.A. Lamers -- Prospects of Agricultural Water Service Fees in the Irrigated Drylands Downstream of Amudarya / Nodir Djanibekov, Ihtiyor Bobojonov, Utkur Djanibekov.
Summary "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 and social studies and modeling. The insights are not only important for Uzbekistan, but for all countries in transitions and irrigated dryland areas elsewhere"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789400719637 (electronic bk.)
9400719639 (electronic bk.)
9789400719620 (cloth)
9400719620 (cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-007-1963-7
OCLC # 758950374
Additional Format Print version: Cotton, water, salts and soums. Springer Verlag, 2012 9789400719620 (DLC) 2011937451 (OCoLC)733247046

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