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Iskandar Abdullaev   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Iskandar Abdullaev published an article in May 2016.
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Christopher Conrad

59 shared publications

Department of Remote Sensing,Julius-Maximilians-University

Bernhard Tischbein

28 shared publications

Bonn University

Usman Khalid Awan

10 shared publications

International Water Management Institute

Ihtiyor Bobojonov

8 shared publications

A University of Bonn, Wageningen University, ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas)

Shavkat Rakhmatullaev

2 shared publications

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Setting up the agenda for water reforms in Central Asia: Does the nexus approach help? Iskandar Abdullaev, Shavkat Rakhmatullaev Published: 10 May 2016
Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-5409-8
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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Mapping abandoned agricultural land in Kyzyl-Orda, Kazakhstan using satellite remote sensing Fabian Löw, Elisabeth Fliemann, Iskandar Abdullaev, Christop... Published: 01 August 2015
Applied Geography, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.05.009
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Article 1 Read 6 Citations Data management for integrated water resources management in Central Asia Iskandar Abdullaev, Shavkat Rakhmatullaev Published: 01 November 2014
Journal of Hydroinformatics, doi: 10.2166/hydro.2014.097
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Central Asian irrigation sector in a climate change context: some reflections Shavkat Rakhmatullaev, Iskandar Abdullaev Published: 29 May 2014
Journal of Water and Climate Change, doi: 10.2166/wcc.2014.120
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Article 0 Reads 20 Citations Transformation of water management in Central Asia: from State-centric, hydraulic mission to socio-political control Iskandar Abdullaev, Shavkat Rakhmatullaev Published: 07 November 2013
Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-013-2879-9
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Article 1 Read 3 Citations Improving water governance in Central Asia through application of data management tools Iskandar Abdullaev, Shavkat Rakhmatullaev, Alexander Platono... Published: 01 February 2012
International Journal of Environmental Studies, doi: 10.1080/00207233.2011.641243
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations Can better government alone solve water resources related problems? Iskandar Abdullaeyv Published: 02 November 2011
doi: 10.3390/wsf-00557
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Since early 1990\'s the water management problems has been identified as outcome of the inappropriate governance rather than lack of the technological or technical solutions. Therefore, solutions has been shaped by this believe and concept. IWRM have emerged as a mainstream concept to solve the water management problems of the planet earth. Although, supported by many international organizations specially crafted to support the IWRM its implementation and results has been hesitantly limited. Both, at national and local levels of the water resources management dissemination of the new concept brought acceptance of the terms such as stakeholder participation, public role, transparency of decision making, etc. The water users participation concepts in the water sector has been a cornerstone of the IWRM implementation in most of the countries around the world. Genuine efforts of the national water agencies, strongly supported by international agencies have been helpless in many cases to address simple needs of the population- an equal access to the acceptable quality water resources. Why so? There are quite few reasons of the limited performance of the governance reforms in water sector: (i) governance reforms alone cannot solve water management problems, (ii) governance forms are different in different socio-political contexts of the different countries, ignorance of these differences has been one central reason of low performance, (iii) governance could become important aspect only if awareness is built among both water managers and water users, (iv) governance cannot be imported or "blue print" approach is not successful. The critical assessment of the IWRM implementation in different countries has been quite a comprehensive and varies on their findings on reasons of the failures. However, mostly underlining reasons has been identified as lack of ownership, participation, supportive environment, etc. However, without technological solutions and technical infrastructure, tools and equipment have also an important role on how IWRM will be implemented. Implementation of the good governance, water user\'s participation and better decision making are merely possible in the poor, inadequate infrastructure with outdated water distribution systems. Therefore, one cannot ignore the role of the techno-technical situation in the water resources management and these indictors will shape state of the water governance in the water management. Different players (water managers, water users, state organizations, private business, etc.,) will apply different \'water control\' mechanisms under different techno-technological situation. In this paper authors will try to present other important reason for the failure of the IWRM implementation in developing countries- technical and technological state of the water infrastructure.