Kazakhstan Water Report

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 43 |  Published By: BMI Water | Format: PDF
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View: Kazakhstan's water sector is facing an uphill struggle; ageing infrastructure, corruption and a reliance on neighbours for resources lends little credibility to the country. However, significant investment isbeing poured into the industry, both by the government and by the European Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment, suggestinglight at the end of the tunnel. Seventeen hydropower projects are anticipated to come online by 2020, and the country's Clean Water programme suggests that Kazakhstan is serious about solving its water issues.
We remain sanguine towards Kazakhstan's economy in the years ahead as production starts at the Kashagan oil field, and Chinese investment bolsters government infrastructure development plans. However, with the tenge continuing its depreciatory trend, and household expenditure increasing rapidly, we could see inflationary pressures come to the fore once again. This would spell negative implications for the water sector asmuch needed investment, already in short supply, tapers off even further and improvements remain negligible.
For now, investment is still flowing in as thegovernment seeks to fulfil its clean water programme pledge. The country is to invest over US$206mnh in its water sector over 2014. The projects will focus on improving the quality of the water supplyand distribution in various provinces, including Karagandy, Kostanay, North Kazakhstan, East Kazakhstan,West Kazakhstan, Atyrau and Jambylc. Works have already started in some provinces. We believe this is anextremely positive step for the country and the sector, and shows that the ongoing economic improvementsare filtering down as government spending stabilises.

Industry View 7
SWOT 9
Water SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Kazakhstan Water Forecast 11
Water Extraction 12
Water Consumption 13
Table: Kazakhstan Water Consumption, 2011-2018 15
Water Treatment & Sanitation 15
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 17
Kazakhstan Risk Reward Ratings 17
Table: Europe Water Risk and Reward Ratings 17
Rewards 17
Risks 18
Market Overview 19
Water Supply & Consumption 19
Industrial and Agricultural Consumption 21
Distribution 22
Treatment & Sanitation 23
Regulations & Tariffs 24
Industry Trends And Developments 26
Key Projects, Industry Trends & Developments 26
Table: Kazakhstan - Key Water Projects 28
Competitive Landscape 29
Ministry of Environment and Water Resources 29
Private Sector Involvement 29
Regulators 30
Mott MacDonald 30
Vodnye Resursy Marketing 30
Global Industry Overview 31
Demographic Forecast 34
Table: Kazakhstan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 35
Table: Kazakhstan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 36
Table: Kazakhstan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 37
Table: Kazakhstan's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 37
Methodology 38
Industry Forecast Methodology 38
Sources 40
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 40
Table: Water Risk/Reward Rating Indicators 41
Table: Weighting of Indicators (%) 42

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