Abingdon, Routledge, 2010, ISBN 9780415461610, 284pp
This book provides a set of empirical studies on Central Eurasia (Iraq, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia). The volume demonstrates that water scarcity cannot be taken for granted either as a conceptual or empirical certainty. Moreover, it reveals the interconnectedness of water politics with social, political and economic processes, arguing against silver-bullet solutions to poverty reduction and transboundary co-operation. The volume stresses the need for understanding the creation of more just and equitable socioeconomic systems as central to achieving sustainable development.