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Irrigation and Melioration

Abstract

The paper dealing with application of DPSIR diagram approach to Aral Sea ecosystem problem. DPSIR diagram, a causal framework for environment-society interaction, represents complex connections between the shrinking of the Aral Sea as the and various social and ecological problems in the region. Examination of the components of this interdisciplinary approach – driving forces, pressures, states, impacts and responses, could roughcast an arrangement of a conjoint answer for the environment, social and economic challenges in the Aral Sea region.

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