Central Asia: Water Distribution Ethics
Restoring transnational water management is necessary for the survival of all Central Asian republics. Dr. Achim Koeddermann’s work with NGOs addresses threats due to the New Silk Road, which can be mitigated by traditional Mahalla fair use systems.
April 07, 2023
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost - Free
Restoring collective, transnational water management is necessary for the survival of all Central Asian republics. Threats from disappearance of the Aral Sea, desertification, salinization, environmental degradation, due to the New Silk Road, can be mitigated by traditional Mahalla fair use systems still in use from Bukhara to Samarkand.
Dr. Achim Koeddermann teaches applied philosophy at the State University of New York. His work with NGO's in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan is focused on the traditional Mahalla system and the environmental threats to water from the more than 60 large dams. Water diversion has led to the disappearance of the Aral Sea, once the 4th largest lake on earth, and salinization of irrigated lands, with slave labor used to harvest cotton. His recent remote work with professors from Ukrainian focuses on sustaining awareness for global justice issues by linking students from East Europe and the US.
ACIP Internationalization Event is generously supported by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability.