According to Energyprom
, citing a study by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, four out of eight river basins in Kazakhstan are facing a tense water management situation. These include the Nura-Sarysu, Aral-Syrdarya, Shu-Talas, and Ural-Caspian basins.
The current level of anthropogenic pollution is one of the primary reasons causing degradation in rivers, reservoirs, lake systems, accumulation of pollutants in sediment, and the presence of contaminating substances, including toxic elements, in aquatic organisms," the study states.
"As a result, the quality of drinking water sources deteriorates. Additionally, the quantity diminishes due to human economic activities.