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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Climate change and natural disaster impacts in the Ferghana Valley
Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Central Asia is a disaster-prone area, exposed to various natural hazards such as floods, droughts, avalanches, rockslide and earthquakes. It is also vulnerable to man-made disasters related to industrial activity and the radioactive and chemical dumps inherited from the Soviet period. Several factors - population density in disaster-prone areas, high overall population growth, poverty, land and water use, failure to comply with building codes and global climate change – make the region particularly vulnerable to natural as well as man made disasters.
, Well (99)
, Region (352)
, Chemical (23)
, Climate (567)
, Population density (18)
, Population growth (37)
, Natural disaster (5)
, Industrial activity (9)
, Central Asia (84)
, Poverty (135)