Short communication: Irrigation efficiency improvement reserve in Central Asia compared to Israel

Khaydarov A.a*, Petrov G.b, Mitusov A.c

a Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, st. Kari Niyazova, 39, Tashkent,
100000, Uzbekistan
b Center for Innovative Development of Science and New Technologies of the National Academy of Sciences of
the Republic of Tajikistan, 33 Rudaki Ave., Dushanbe, 734025, Tajikistan
c Kazakh-German University, st. Pushkin, 101, 050010, Almaty, Kazakhstan


G. Petrov:, A. Mitusov:

Short communication


The paper aims to assess the reserves of water conservation in irrigated agriculture in Central Asia (CA) compared with Israel. We compared specific water consumption, precipitation, and evapotranspiration indicators during the growing season. The article shows that taking into account the above parameters, the actual difference in water consumption between Israel and the countries of Central Asia is only 21.4% of the real irrigation rate. It is the limiting value; in reality, the reserves are even less since evapotranspiration from the main irrigated areas is slightly higher than the average in Central Asia. In addition, large volumes of water are spent on leaching saline lands in Central Asia

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For citation: Khaydarov, A., Petrov, G, Mitusov, A. (2022). Rezerv povysheniya effektivnosti orosheniya v Central’noj Azii po sravneniyu s Izrailem: kratkoe soobshchenie [Short communication: Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Reserve in Central Asia Compared to Israel]. Central Asian Journal of Water Research, 8(2), 102–109. [In Russian]


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Central Asia, evapotranspiration, irrigation, Israel, water saving

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