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Opening talk for the conference Exchanging Lessons of the Aral Sea disaster

Opening talk for the conference Exchanging Lessons of the Aral Sea disaster

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  • 1. Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D. Ramapo College of N.J.
  • 2. TMU: TRUST FOR MUTUAL RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY AND SAMARKAND STATE ARCHITECTURALUNDERSTANDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE Funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, we embarked on the first leg of an exchange that, in its second phase, led to this conference.
  • 3. IN MAY 2011 A JOINT TEAM SET OUT IT WAS A LONG TRIP ACROSSFROM SAMARKAND TO FIND THE MUCH OF THE COUNTRY OFARAL SEA UZBEKISTAN Along the Way New Dimensions of the Disaster Appeared
  • 4. Searching for theVanished SeaThe Aral Sea was, untilfifty years ago, theworld’s fourth largestinland body of water.Today it is nearly gone.How could that happen?Where did it go?What were the causes?What are theconsequences?What can be done now?
  • 5. http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth/uzbekistan_rel94.jpg
  • 6. Falling WatersThe Syr darya justwest of Tashkent
  • 7. Falling RiversThe Amu darya inthe KarakalpakAutonomous Region
  • 8. Sardoba in Noveye:the Oasis
  • 9. The Cash Mono Crop:Cotton
  • 10. Irrigation, waterlogging, salinization,soil washing
  • 11. FisheryCollapse =EconomicCollapse
  • 12. Poverty InKarakalpakistanDestitutecity ofMoynak
  • 13. Nomads were affectedby decreasing water =less pasturage
  • 14. Climate Change, SnowMelt, and TransBoundary Conflicts
  • 15. Source:NationalGeographicNovember 10, 2010
  • 16. Blowing Sands and Contaminated food and Water Create Threats to Health
  • 17. Preserving WorldHeritage ArcheologicalSites

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