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Title: The Navruz Project: Cooperative transboundary monitoring data sharing and modeling of water resources in Central Asia

Abstract

The Navruz Project engages scientists from nuclear physics research institutes and water science institutions in the Central Asia Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and Sandia National Laboratories. The project uses standardized methods to monitor basic water quality parameters, radionuclides, and metals in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers. Phase I of the project was initiated in 2000 with 15 sampling points in each of the four countries with sample analysis performed for over 100 parameters. Phase II of the project began in 2003 and expanded sampling to include at least 30 points in each country in an effort to characterize ''hot spots'' and to identify sources. Phase III of the project began in 2006 and will integrate decision support modeling with the existing monitoring. Overall, the project addresses four main goals: to create collaboration among Central Asian scientists and countries; to help increase capabilities in Central Asian nations for sustainable water resources management; to provide a scientific basis for supporting nuclear transparency and nonproliferation in the region; and to help reduce the threat of conflict in Central Asia over water resources. Contamination of these rivers is a result of growing population, urbanization, and agricultural activities, as wellmore » as radioactive contamination from a legacy of uranium mining and related activities of the former Soviet Union. The project focuses on waterborne radionuclides and metals because of the importance of these contaminants to public health and political stability in Central Asia.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  3. Inst. of Physics, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  4. Atomic Energy Agency, Dushanbe (Tajikistan). Tajik Academy of Sciences
  5. Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1264592
Report Number(s):
SAND-2006-6637C
524718; TRN: US1700478
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: NATO Science for Peace Subprogramme Advanced Research Workshop on Radiological Risks in Central Asia, Almaty (Kazakhstan), 19-23 Jun 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; KAZAKHSTAN; KYRGYZSTAN; TAJIKISTAN; UZBEKISTAN; WATER RESOURCES; RADIOISOTOPES; RIVERS; MONITORING; SIMULATION; WATER QUALITY; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; TRANSFRONTIER CONTAMINATION; SAMPLING; HOT SPOTS; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PROLIFERATION; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; DATA ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Passell, Howard David, Barber, David S., Solodukhin, V., Khazekhber, S., Pozniak, V., Vasiliev, I., Alekhina, V., Djuraev, Akram, Djuraev, Anvar, Salikhbaev, U., Radyuk, R., and Suozzi, D. The Navruz Project: Cooperative transboundary monitoring data sharing and modeling of water resources in Central Asia. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8317-4_18.
Passell, Howard David, Barber, David S., Solodukhin, V., Khazekhber, S., Pozniak, V., Vasiliev, I., Alekhina, V., Djuraev, Akram, Djuraev, Anvar, Salikhbaev, U., Radyuk, R., & Suozzi, D. The Navruz Project: Cooperative transboundary monitoring data sharing and modeling of water resources in Central Asia. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8317-4_18
Passell, Howard David, Barber, David S., Solodukhin, V., Khazekhber, S., Pozniak, V., Vasiliev, I., Alekhina, V., Djuraev, Akram, Djuraev, Anvar, Salikhbaev, U., Radyuk, R., and Suozzi, D. Sun . "The Navruz Project: Cooperative transboundary monitoring data sharing and modeling of water resources in Central Asia". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8317-4_18. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1264592.
@article{osti_1264592,
title = {The Navruz Project: Cooperative transboundary monitoring data sharing and modeling of water resources in Central Asia},
author = {Passell, Howard David and Barber, David S. and Solodukhin, V. and Khazekhber, S. and Pozniak, V. and Vasiliev, I. and Alekhina, V. and Djuraev, Akram and Djuraev, Anvar and Salikhbaev, U. and Radyuk, R. and Suozzi, D.},
abstractNote = {The Navruz Project engages scientists from nuclear physics research institutes and water science institutions in the Central Asia Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and Sandia National Laboratories. The project uses standardized methods to monitor basic water quality parameters, radionuclides, and metals in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers. Phase I of the project was initiated in 2000 with 15 sampling points in each of the four countries with sample analysis performed for over 100 parameters. Phase II of the project began in 2003 and expanded sampling to include at least 30 points in each country in an effort to characterize ''hot spots'' and to identify sources. Phase III of the project began in 2006 and will integrate decision support modeling with the existing monitoring. Overall, the project addresses four main goals: to create collaboration among Central Asian scientists and countries; to help increase capabilities in Central Asian nations for sustainable water resources management; to provide a scientific basis for supporting nuclear transparency and nonproliferation in the region; and to help reduce the threat of conflict in Central Asia over water resources. Contamination of these rivers is a result of growing population, urbanization, and agricultural activities, as well as radioactive contamination from a legacy of uranium mining and related activities of the former Soviet Union. The project focuses on waterborne radionuclides and metals because of the importance of these contaminants to public health and political stability in Central Asia.},
doi = {10.1007/978-1-4020-8317-4_18},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1264592}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {10}
}

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