Water is the main source of our life. It is the main guarantor of our healthy and quality life. Over 1.1 billion people are in short of drinking water.
Greenland is the richest country with its drinking water quota per person, but Kuwait has 10m3 drinking water per person per year. Every Mongolian citizen has 13.739 m3 water per year, which is quite below the world average.
According to the statistics, 5565 rivers and 9600 springs were registered in 1995, but 683 rivers and 760 springs were disappeared.
Water reserve supply is widely used for agriculture and industrial purpose.20% of the total consumption of Mongolia comes from surface water reserve and the rest from underwater.
Water consumption is as follows:
– 18.1% food and utility
– 39.3% production
– 24.0% animal herding
– 17.4% agricultural irrigation
– 1.2% urban green area
According to the Human Development Report, each family at apartment uses 250-450 liter water per day, in contrary, G-district 8-10 liters.
G – District consumption is smaller than apartments, but it pays more for their water. Their payment is 84 times higher than the mining companies’ payment.
* G-District is ger district, equivalent of outskirt area or suburb
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