Welcome to the Aral Sea Disaster Project!
The first phase of this project, funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, involves travel to Uzbekistan by a team from the U.S. We are about to depart for this adventure.
On these pages, follow us as we move from Tashkent to Samarkand and then toward the Aral Region. We will use this website to record information from our trip, make postings, share pictures and post video clips. Feel free to follow us as we explore the Aral Sea Disaster and what we can learn from it to prevent making future catastrophic choices.
See the image of Aral Sea Geographical Area. Comparison of the sea in 2000 - 2003 - 2008
Map of Aral Sea. Source: World Bank. Source: University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility and NASA Goddard Level 1 and Atmospheric Archive and Distribution System.