|Surface Waters||Ground Waters|
Georgia's rivers drain into the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. The country is rich of water resources: The amount of water discharge per sq. km. (820 thousand t.) is 2.5 times the world average. The country's stock of water is 56.5 cub. km/year. Transboundary water influx equals to 9.3 cub. km/year. 33% of water resources are ground waters, which are of highest quality for potable consumption.
Notwithstanding the fact that the country is rich of water resources, there are some problems and constraints on the way of effective use of these resources. Primary reason is that the water is unevenly distributed between the Eastern and the Western parts of the country - 78% of water resources are concentration in the West, while 60% of industrial facilities, 85% of irrigated land and 62% of population is concentrated in the East of the country.