Tajikistan has enormous reserves of renewable and safe drinking water resources. There are about 14,500 glaciers in Tajikistan with total iced area of 11 thousand km2, which is around 8 percent of total territory of the country.
From the glaciers the biggest rivers are stemming which are intensively used in national economy. In Tajikistan there are more than 2,500 rivers and channels of total extension around 90 thousand km.