Turkmenistan, under the Smart Waters Program, implemented by the Central Asian Regional Environmental Center with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, received equipment for automated tracking of water levels in the Murgab River. This major waterway of the country flows through the territory of Mary velayat.
The equipment is planned to be located at 14 points along the river. With its help, specialists of the Marysuwhojalyk Production Association will monitor water flow in real time. Not only the change in water level, but also the irrigation flow will be monitored.
Modern gauges are used to obtain the most accurate data possible. This will allow for early flood forecasting in the future, as well as the proper planning of water allocation.
In an online meeting at the State Committee for Water Management of Turkmenistan, U.S. Charge d'Affaires Valerie Chittenden praised President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's efforts to develop the country's water sector. Technological and technical re-equipment of the water sector plays an important role in successful implementation of the program objectives.
Rational allocation of water resources and their reasonable use will ensure the dynamic development of the agricultural sector and environmental protection. This, in turn, will create the most comfortable living conditions for Turkmenistan citizens.