The Afghan part of Amu Darya Basin: Impact of irrigation in Northern Afghanistan on water use in the Amu Darya Basin

Klemm, W. and S. Shobair
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This paper gives an overview on ongoing and planned irrigation projects in Northern Afghanistan and their impact on Amu Darya water availability. The authors conclude that under ambitious scenarios of irrigation development, water withdrawal in 2020 will most likely increase to 6,000 million cubic metres, which is 1,000 million cubic metres more than 1980, and about 1.4% of the mean annual Amu Darya flow. The report concludes with eight recommendations to the riparian countries.