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Glaciers in Central Asia in the Pamirs will soon disappear and there will be unprecedented drought - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:07

Melting glaciers will inevitably lead to acute water shortages on the background of population growth in the region. Experts are already paying attention to the first signs of water shortage. This is especially evident in the Syr Darya - the longest river in Central Asia. It originates in the Fergana Valley and flowing through the territory of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, nourishes area, with a population of over 25 million people. Syrdarya water at all is not enough.

"The natural flow of the Syr Darya is about 37 cubic kilometers, and the total water use is now more than 130 per cent of the natural flow. The needs of the residents in the water today are provided by accumulating sources. Without reservoirs provide people with water in the Syr Darya basin is no longer possible," - says the first Deputy Minister of energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Sulton Rahimzoda.

According to him, it is likely that such a scenario in the future awaits and the Amu Darya. So far, the deepest region of the artery due to melting glaciers gets a half percent more water. But this is a temporary phenomenon. "The trend of melting glaciers will strengthen the tense situation in the region in the medium and long term," - said Fedor KlimchUK.

How to be and what to do

Glaciologists say that manage the process of melting glaciers is almost impossible, but the man on forces to mitigate the effects. In this regard, it was suggested at a forum to develop a general model of water management. Tajik representatives drew attention to the importance of the creation of reservoirs, which are able to become a "safety cushion" in the event of drought. Experts from Dushanbe offer to organize an international expedition to the Pamir glaciers. "Individual states can not finance such projects. Requires consolidated international support," - said the expert-polar Abdulhamid Kaumov.

Uzbek delegation to Dushanbe seminar lamented the lack of recent studies on the glaciers of the Pamir and Tien Shan. Countries in the region did not spend aerovisual observing them from the beginning of the 2000s, said experts from Tashkent. "To be precise in predictions, it is necessary to establish cooperation in this area, as only together can predict natural phenomena," - said the representative of the State Committee for Nature Protection of Uzbekistan Muhammadjon Bobohodzhaev. He called on international donors to help in the study of glaciers in Central Asia.

Maybe soon all the information about the glaciers will be accumulated in one large research institute. "In the near future, will operate the Central Asian Regional glaciological center under the auspices of the UN in Alma-Ata. This will be the only center of its type on the post-Soviet space," - said the director of the UNESCO Office in Central Asia Sergey Lazarev.
 


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