Water Balance Assessment in Three Northern (Kunduz, Balkh & Jawzjan) Provinces of Afghanistan
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Water is continually a limited resource that needs to be harnessed so as to meet the growing basic demand for development events. It is serious to social and economic progress and often directly affects the activities of the society. For sustainable development of water resource management, there is much need of conducting regular studies, this is due to the fast growing socio-economic activities, which has impact to this valuable resource. Water balance assessment assists to be vital tool for any extra hydrological study. Water balance assessment study allows estimation of water resource and their change under the influence of anthropogenic activities but also it assists the projecting of the concerns of artificial changes in the water body like lake, stream and groundwater basins. The requirement for clear understanding of hydrologic system becomes very crucial because it forms the entrance for providing information for water resource managements. The main objective of this study is to estimate various water balance components in three northern (Kunduz, Balkh & Jawzjan) provinces of Afghanistan.