Water Sector Development Concept for 2020-2030

Local news, 19.08.2020

What is the importance of this Concept?

Hydrosystem © SDC

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has assisted Uzbekistan to formulate the Water Sector Development Concept for 2020-2030.

Why is this concept important?

  • 70 percent of all funds allocated from the State budget for water management are spent on electricity.
  • An average of 10,700 m3 of water a year is consumed per hectare (10’000 m2) of cultivated area.
  • 60 percent of irrigation canals and 70 percent of flumes are worn out.
  • Water supply remains low on 560,000 hectares.
  • 46 percent of the irrigated farmland is salinized to varying degrees.
  • In recent years, cultivation was discontinued on 298,000 hectares of irrigated land.