Central Asia glacial resources are intensively reduced

Water in the Central Asia is not only a basis of social and economic development, but the major part of national and regional safety, president of the RТ Emomali Rakhmon has declared on the eve in the performance at 3rd climate World conference in Geneva.

Results of some researches show, that from 1956 till 1990 the Central Asia glacial resources were reduced in more than three times and continue to be reduced with average intensity in about 0,6-0,8 % per year on congelation area and in about 0,1 % on an ice volume. According to the most conservative estimates, Tajikistan glaciers, being the basic source of the rivers of the central-Asian region, in XX century have lost more than thirds of its volumes — he has informed.

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