Underground water resources in Kazakhstan

J. Sagin, D. Adenova, A. Tolepbayeva, V. Poryadin

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Abstract

The assessment of natural resources and the ecological demand for underground water in Kazakhstan is based on a water-balance equation which considers underground lateral flow, hydrogeoecological regions and river basins. We propose a methodology to estimate the underground water resource for this region. The flow of water in all the rivers of Kazakhstan is estimated at 102.3 km3/year, of which 57.6 km3/year originates in the territory of the country, and 44.7 km3/year in the adjacent countries. With potential increase of the underground water usage up to 15.5 km3/year, the surface water volume could be decreased to 5 km3/year. Optimization of water resource use should be based on the introduction of the water-efficient process of reinjecting and recycling the water supply in all branches of industry, and a reduction in losses during distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-398
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2017

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Keywords

  • Ecosystems
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  • underground water
  • water balance

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  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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Underground water resources in Kazakhstan. / Sagin, J.; Adenova, D.; Tolepbayeva, A.; Poryadin, V.

In: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3, 04.05.2017, p. 386-398.

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Sagin, J. ; Adenova, D. ; Tolepbayeva, A. ; Poryadin, V. / Underground water resources in Kazakhstan. In: International Journal of Environmental Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 74, No. 3. pp. 386-398.
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