The role of economic entities, trust, and credibility in resolving the Aral Sea Crisis
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Article last edited 12 Feb 2013 by Amanda
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The points below are summarized or excerpted from the Oregon State University Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD). Matthew Pritchard provided this and other summarized analysis or insights from the TFFD on behalf and with permission of the original authors. Available on-line at: http://www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu/
- A strong regional economic entity can provide support when issues arise between basin states. The Central Asian Economic Community, now the Central Asian Cooperation Organization, played a key role in mediating between the Aral Sea Basin states when there were difficulties within the International Fund for the Aral Sea. Even though regional economic entities sometimes may be too narrow in their interests, they can provide a stability that basin states may otherwise not have.
- Lack of trust and credibility can hinder the process of cooperation. It was apparent during the years of "dormancy" of the International Fund for the Aral Sea that issues of trust and credibility were having a severe effect on the functioning of the organization.
As a result the atmosphere gained from the Heads of State of the Aral Sea Basin nations and their recognition that the benefits of cooperation are much higher than that of competition, interstate water management has been coupled with broader economic agreements including trade of hydroelectric energy and fossil fuel to promote regional goals.
|ASI||ASI:The role of economic entities, trust, and credibility in resolving the Aral Sea Crisis +|
|ASIContributor||Aaron T. Wolf +, Joshua T. Newton + and Matthew Pritchard +|
|Article Creator||Mpritchard +|
|Case Study||Efforts to Resolve the Aral Sea Crisis +|
|Last Edited||12 February 2013 +|
|Last Edited User||Amanda +|