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Environment: Water and Pollution: Central Asia
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This entry focuses on women's share in water management in Central Asia. Recent water reforms stress the participation of all stakeholders, but despite the big role they play in water provision and use, women are still excluded from decision-making regarding water.

Water is a precious resource in Central Asia, which is characterized by a mostly arid climate and highly unequal patterns of water distribution and use, but also by the high…

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Herrfahrdt, Elke, “Environment: Water and Pollution: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0260b>
First published online: 2009



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