Graphics Library >> Vital Water Graphics >> Aral Sea: trends and scenarios

Aral Sea: trends and scenarios

Aral Sea: trends and scenarios

File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 44 kb -
Uploaded 25 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2005
From collection: Vital Water Graphics
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
The demise of the Aral Sea was caused primarily by the diversion of the inflowing Amu Dar'ya and Syr Dar'ya rivers to provide irrigation water for local croplands. This graphic shows the disappearance of the Aral Sea from 1957 to 2000 and three possible scenarios showing the relationship between future demand (and thus water abstraction) and future available runoff in cubic kilometres per year. The scenarios cover the time period from 2000 to 2020. They show what may happen if water abstraction and the demand for water continue to increase, what may happen if they remain the same as they were in the year 2000, and what may happen if they decrease.
Downloads: 223     Rating: 6
  • carbon_cycle
  • Water withdrawal and consumption
  • Phosphate levels in major basins
  • Water consumption - top countries
  • Causes of sea level rise from climate change
  • Regulation of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  • Benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems and activities
  • Renewable freshwater supplies, per river basin