Overview of the current state of water management and preparation of recommendations for the development of the water sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the development of the Concept for the development of water management
Water management in Uzbekistan is a complex complex of irrigation and drainage systems serving about 4.3 million hectares of irrigated land, including more than 180 thousand km of canal network, 140 thousand km of collector-drainage network, about 160 thousand structures, of which over 800 are large , 1588 pumping stations with an annual capacity of 8.2 billion kW, 55 reservoirs with a total capacity of 19.8 billion m³ and more than 4100 wells.
Irrigation is the largest consumer of water in the country and today, it uses more than 90% of all water resources in Uzbekistan, although the volume of water withdrawal for irrigation purposes in the country has decreased by more than 10 billion m3 since 1980.
The development of the Water Development Concept is a very important issue. For this purpose, the collection and analysis of the state of water management in Uzbekistan was required.
The following activities were implemented as part of the Project Terms of Reference:
- the collection and analysis of data on the construction, reconstruction and modernization of water facilities;
- the collection and analysis of the reclamation status of irrigated lands;
- data collection and analysis on pumping stations and energy saving was carried out;
- collection and analysis of data on automation of hydraulic structures and reservoir safety;
- collection and analysis of data on the Association of Water Consumers;
- data collection and analysis of farmer’s income
- water finance data collection and analysis
- recommendations were developed and provided for the development of the Concept for the development of the water community.
Client: GEF IFAS
Duration: 2018 – 2019