Throughout the annals of human history, the evolution of civilisations has been significantly influenced by the ubiquitous presence of water and its intricate interplay with diverse aspects of human existence. Water is an essential and important resource that is globally shared by all inhabitants of the Earth. The implementation of strategies aimed at forcefully segregating communities has consistently resulted in armed conflicts and disastrous occurrences. The Central Asian region has been continually impacted by water in the context of wars and border conflicts. Water plays a significant role in Central Asia, acting as a unifying and segregating element. Central Asia, despite its extensive geographical area, exhibits a limited amount of water resources. The dispute over water shortage in Central Asia has persisted for a significant period of time, rather than being a recent occurrence. The resource-sharing system that was developed in the region by the Soviet Union became obsolete after its disintegration.
Keywords: Central Asia, Regionalism, Integration, Water, Soviet Union, Conflicts