The Three Blind Spots of Afghanistan: Water Flow, Irrigation Development, and the Impact of Climate Change

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Publication Title

Editing the Three Blind Spots of Afghanistan: Water Flow, Irrigation Development, and the Impact of Climate Change

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Author(s)

David W. Rycroft and Kai Wegerich

Publication Date

2004

ISBN-ISSN-EAN

1653-4212

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Contents

Summary

The article discusses the three blind spots of northern Afghanistan: water flow, irrigation development, and the impact of climate change. Consideration is given to the different data sets for the current irrigated areas, water resources, and future potentials according to identified projects in northern Afghanistan. The water accounting programme WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning System) has then been applied to estimate the current demands for water as well as the increased demands resulting from climate change.

References

See also

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External Resources

Attachments

 RycroftWegerich 2009 three bling spots of Afghanistan.PDF

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