Amudarya River Basin

Water demands

As it is clear from Table irrigated agriculture used in 1990 the almost 92% of total water demands in the Amudarya river basin. After independence agricultural water use dropped significantly, but there were increased water uses in other sectors of economy (domestic and industrial). It is foreseeing in future, that irrigated agriculture will decrease to 87% of total water use. Domestic consumption will increase by 1.9 times, industrial consumption by 1.3 times, and fishery by 1.9 times. Table presents the actual water use by different states and sectors of economy and prospective (2010) water requirements.

The actual water use and prospective requirements within the Amudarya River Bain (million m3)

Country

Estimated level

Economic sectors

Total

Domestic water supply

Rural water supply

Industrial water supply

Fishery

Irrigated farming

Other

Kyrgyzstan

1990

14

10

8

0

10

0

42

1997

12

19

12

0

48

0

91

2010

35

26

15

0

60

0

136

Tajikistan

1990

285

296

600

0

6880

300

8361

1997

300

400

750

0

7040

0

8590

2010

370

450

800

200

7280

300

9400

Turkmenistan

1990

121

70

126

35

24416

2

24770

1997

320

80

135

38

22200

0

22773

2010

1100

270

1150

400

25225

0

28145

Uzbekistan

1990

600

450

250

210

31500

0

33010

1997

683

574

204

175

27350

0

28986

2010

1300

750

350

1000

26000

0

29400

Amudarya basin total

1990

1020

826

984

245

62806

302

66183

1997

1315

1973

1101

213

56638

0

60440

2010

2805

1496

2315

1600

58565

300

67081