Sanat Kushkumbayev, http://kisi.kz/images/files/_4_2019.pdf
The increased attention to water is explained by the fact that it becomes one of the main factors determining the state of most sectors of the economy, primarily the agricultural sector, in the countries of Central Asia. Water shortage and reduced river flow limit the solution of socio-economic and environmental problems. The main part of the water used in the region is taken from the two main rivers – the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, formed in the Pamir and Tien Shan mountains. Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan account for the bulk of surface water flow in the region (see Table 1).