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June 22, 2021

ANAR: Romania has relatively poor resources of water, crisis out of the question

Romania is considered a country with relatively poor resources of water but a water crisis is out of the question so our country is not among those facing a possible water deficit in 2025, a ‘Romanian Waters’ National Administration (ANAR) communiqué shows, being quoted by Mediafax.

“Although at global level there is talk of a possible water crisis in 2025, although Romania has 40 billion cubic meters of usable water out of a theoretical resource of 134.6 billion cubic meters of water, Romania being considered a country with relatively poor resources of water, a “water crisis” in Romania is out of the question, nor will there be Romanian regions vulnerable to a water crisis,” ANAR informs. On the other hand, experts admit that several sections of the Prut-Barlad hydrographic area may report deficits.

According to ANAR, water demand in Romania dropped from 20.5 billion cubic meters n 1990 to 8.45 billion in 2010. The demand dropped by 1 billion cubic meters from 9.44 billion cubic meters in 2008. In 2010 the demand for water was fully covered by maintaining the volume of water in artificial lakes. According to global statistics, two million tons of used water end up in water streams on a daily basis across the world. “In Romania the percentage of untreated or insufficiently treated used water bailed out continues to remain high, surpassing 70 per cent, staying relatively constant year on year. The largest problems are registered downstream from large cities whose water treatments plants are not up to date or that lack water treatment plants in the first place, with over 50 per cent of the pollutants poured in water streams coming from large cities,” the communiqué adds.

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