Aral Sea partial restoration. I. A Caspian water importation macroproject
A comprehensive control strategy to partially recreate the Aral Sea involves several hydrological factors: overland pipeline conveyance of Caspian Sea water deposited into the Aral Sea Basin; overland pipeline conveyance of Aral Sea brine deposited into the Caspian Sea; compensating overland pipeline importation of Black Sea water to the Caspian Sea. Effects of hydrological management of the Syr Darya and the Aral Sea's regulated Western Basin as well as a technical/economic model are offered.
Keywords: Aral Sea partial restoration, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, inter-basin water transfer, hydrology, overland pipelines, hydrological management, water levels, freshwater inputs, salty water, brine, seawater, economic evaluation