Assessment of growing water and food security crises in Afghanistan

Assessment of growing water and food security crises in Afghanistan
Fulya Aydin-Kandemir1*, Dursun Yıldız2
1 Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Climate Change and Zero Waste Department, Antalya, Turkey
1Hydropolitics Association, 06680 Kavaklidere/Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: fulya.aydin.kandemir@hpacenter.org ORCID NO: 0000-0001-5101-6406
2 Izmir Institute of Technology, 35430, Izmir, Turkey
2Hydropolitics Association, 06680 Kavaklidere/Ankara, Turkey E-mail: dursunyildiz@hpacenter.org ORCID NO: 0000-0001-5110-9960
*Corresponding author: fulya.aydin.kandemir@hpacenter.org
The gap between Afghanistan's international engagements and the development and management of its national water resources become increasingly pronounced in terms of regional peace and security. Therefore, it is important to understand what would happen if Afghanistan was unable to use its water resources and became cut off from the world. Afghanistan's chances for peace and stability will be limited if food insecurity, water scarcity, and overpopulation persist. Here, the water resources could become the main cause of social unrest, instability, mass migration, and rising conflict among the riparian nations connected by economic, historical, cultural, and environmental ties if they are not improved and managed responsibly. Moreover, the prolonged crisis can make it more difficult for Afghanistan to address issues with food and water insecurity as been in the past. Additionally, the already shaky government structure of the nation further strains by natural disasters. Therefore, the food and water problems in Afghanistan must be taken into account, as well as their effects on local instability and security. Therefore, this study examines the possibilities for water resources in Afghanistan as well as the emergence of droughts. As a result, the final status of the country's food and water security was assessed.

Keywords: Transboundary basin, regional water security, hydropolitics, peace, stability, food security, wheat, data analysis

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