Water Conservation

Kazakhstan aims to curb industrial water use by 40%

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President Nazarbayez’s 2050 Strategy also focuses on water resource management as a key component of the green revolution. The President’s decree sets a water resource management goal of transitioning to the more effective and careful use of water resources to meet the growing demands of both the economy and population. The Water Management plans aims to curb the waste of drinking water by citizens as well as to improve the efficiency of irrigation systems in order to reduce irrigation usage by 40%. The plan also calls for a more productive regional dialogue on joint use of rivers that are shared with the neighboring countries that should be based on fairness and economic attractiveness. These goals are critical because under current trends the country will face an annual water deficit of 14 billion cubic meters (bcm) by 2030.