Scenarios of Future Development in the Aral Sea Basin
The water utilization scheme (WUS) in the Aral Sea basin is a combination of inter-related elements of water-management systems of the Syrdarya River basin and the Amudarya River basin. In functional terms, WUS is characterized by the processes of water generation, consumption and production, as well as by interactions between humans and the environment (see Fig.1). The main objectives of WUS include: meeting the water demands of society and national economies; and conserving ecosystems for future generations. The primary water consumer is irrigated agriculture and the primary water user is hydropower.
KeywordsWater Allocation Irrigate Agriculture Operation Regime Sediment Runoff Transboundary River
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