Water, Energy and Environment in Eurasia


Cappadocia University Press: 43
Politics Book Series: 11

ISBN: 978-605-4448-22-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35250/kun/9786054448227
URL: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12695/1573

Certificate No: 43348

Series Editor: Halil Burak Sakal
Cover Design: Nazile Arda Çakır
Page Design: Adem Şenel
Language Editor: Colin Sutcliffe

Keywords: 1. Water-energy-environment nexus, 2. Sustainability, 3. Central Asia, 4. Caucasus, 5. Turkey, 6. International Relations.

The Eurasian region has been characterized by growing water, energy and environmental challenges.  This book intends to provide answers to the following key questions: What are the major conceptual issues with regards to the water, energy and environment nexus in Eurasia? What are the key challenges and drawbacks faced by the countries in the Eurasian region in responding to the nexus issues? How could regional cooperation be developed so as to mitigate nexus-related sustainability problems? What are the future implications of the current challenges for the regional and global environment? This book highlights the analytical benefits of employing the nexus approach in studying the complex dynamics of water, energy and environment in Eurasia. The nexus approach assumes that the inversely-related interdependency between energy and the environment is more evident in water-related issues. The book brings together the original academic contributions of distinguished experts who have been studying various aspects of the nexus of water, energy and the environment in the Eurasian region from technical and socio-economic to diplomatic aspects. The book is composed of three parts which explore these issues systematically in terms of the employed conceptual framework and the levels of analysis: The first part elaborates on the conceptual framework, the second part focuses on the national level of analysis, while the last part deals with the regional level of analysis.


Oktay F. Tanrisever is Professor of International Relations and the Chairperson of the Center for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA) at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara-Turkey. He has specialized in energy, water and environmental diplomacy; transnational and regional security and peace-building in Eurasia.

Halil Burak Sakal is Associate Professor of International Relations at Cappadocia University, Nevşehir, Turkey. His academic works and research interests include water, energy and environment; sustainable tourism development; and economic and political issues and historiography in Eurasia.

The editors of this book co-authored Development of Hydropower Sector and Its Impact on Energy-Environment Nexus in Central Asia published by Akhmet Yassawi University, Eurasian Research Institute in 2017.

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DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.0

Part 1. Conceptual Framework

Chapter 1. Water, energy and environment nexusHalil Burak Sakal, Oktay F. Tanrisever
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.1

Part 2: National Level of Analysis

Chapter 2. Water-energy-food security nexus in TurkmenistanAksulu Kushanova, Batyr Kurbanov, Claire Franco
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.2

Chapter 3. The use of water for electricity generation in TurkeyCemalettin Tuney
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.3

Chapter 4. Water and energy security in the case of ArmeniaMehmet Cağatay Guler
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.4

Part 3. Regional Level of Analysis

Chapter 5. The review of the water-electricity generation conflicts in Central Asia: the case of Rogun DamOktay F. Tanrisever, Halil Burak Sakal
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.5

Chapter 6. Transboundary water management in the Maritsa River BasinMayıs Kurt
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.6

Chapter 7. Water security and climate change challenges in the transition economies of Central AsiaIskandar Abdullaev, Shavkat Rakhmatullaev
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.7

Chapter 8. Harmonization of water quality legislation in shared basins of Central AsiaTais Reznikova, Shynar Sarikenova, Ruslan Melian
DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.8

DOI: 10.35250/kun/9786054448227.9