17 May 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — On May 14th, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev signed a new government decree controlling tariff increases for domestic fresh and wastewater services for the coming year, limiting price rises
17 May 2013 - 07:36 by Local Press Report
ST. PETERSBURG (Turkish Weekly) — Russia has provided more than $1 billion USD in aid to the Central Asian countries over the past four years, the Russian embassy in Uzbekistan announced on Thursday. The money, transferred via
15 May 2013 - 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — As part of Russian efforts to clean up its Pacific coast, the city of Port Vanino last week released details of a project to end the release of raw sewage into the sea and significantly reduce poll
14 May 2013 - 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TALLINN, Estonia — The European Union has announced that it is granting Estonia a record $54.5 million USD for environmental protection projects in the new financial year.
14 May 2013 - 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SOCHI — There has been another embarrassment for the Russian government in its preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year, as a major freshwater leak occurred on the day British Prime Minister
10 May 2013 - 08:26 by Local Press Report
ST. PETERSBURG (Interfax) — The Academician Fyodorov research vessel is returning to St. Petersburg from the 58th Russian Antarctic expedition voyage.
9 May 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian Duma (Parliament) has toughened legal accountability for violations related to extracting water and discharging effluents into water bodies.
8 May 2013 - 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SVERDLOVSK — The director of a vodokanal (water company) in the Sverdlovsk region of central Russia has been accused of abuse of power abuse and misappropriation of public funds in a 2007 project to construct a
7 May 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Yuzhkuzbassugol, the Russian coal-mining subsidiary of UK-based steel and mining muntinational Evraz Group, plans to rehabilitate two large industrial wastewater treatment facilities and build five
3 May 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — A new report from Volga Express, a regional conservation group, has drawn attention to the fate of the Volga River basin in central Russia.
2 May 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, ST. PETERSBURG — St.
1 May 2013 - 08:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, ABAKAN — The state government of Russia’s Khakassia region has announced a new project to create an accurate, interactive map of the entire region’s utility provision, covering electricity and gas networks
30 Apr 2013 - 08:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian government has sent prosecution orders to at least five environmental organizations and several charities that help disabled people, requiring them to register with the state as “foreig
29 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian nitrogen fertilizer producer URALCHEM, OJSC announced that it invested $14.7 million USD last year for environmental protection measures, a 28 percent increase from the previous year.
25 Apr 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, TYUMEN — Russia’s Tyumen region has announced a new project to change the way its capital city and surrounding areas provide residents with freshwater, by utilizing underground reservoirs rather than relyin
24 Apr 2013 - 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, KUSHVA — During the night of April 18 the city of Kushva in Russia’s Sverdlovsk Region suffered a catastrophic sewage leak.
23 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian private water utility operator Rosvodokanal, along with the Lipeck City Energy Company (LGEK), has proposed benchmarking for Russian vodokanals (water companies) in order to assess the coun
23 Apr 2013 - 10:20 by Local Press Report
UFA (General Electric) — GE and Russian oil company Bashneft have launched pilot testing of GE’s ZeeWeed*membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for biological treatment of sewage water from the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim oil pr
22 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran last week announced the launch of a $1.5 billion USD project to bring water from the Caspian Sea to its central desert for drinking and irrigation purposes.
19 Apr 2013 - 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — A Russian water expert has recommended that the Russian government tackle the growing crisis in the country's water industry by re-establishing the former Ministry of Housing.
18 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — Scientists in Ukraine and Russia have announced completion of a new process for safely disposing of the dry residual waste left in sewage treatment plants.
17 Apr 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — On April 11 the Russian Ministry of Finance again downgraded its growth forecasts for the country’s economy this year.
16 Apr 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Russia’s Ministry of Regions has selected the companies and regions that are eligible for federal budget subsidies to co-finance water infrastructure development programs this year under the federa
12 Apr 2013 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
MOSCOW (Water World) — Only 60.6% of Russians enjoyed quality drinking water in 2012, President of the Russian Water Supply and Sanitation Association Stanislav Khramenkov told a Wednesday press conference at Interfax.
10 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, KHABAROVSK — Genadij Nikanorov,director of the Garovskij Water Abstraction company in the Khabarovsk region of Russia’s Far East is being arraigned on charges of abuse of power.
9 Apr 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, VLADIVOSTOK — A privatization bid by the vodokanal (water company) in Russia’s Primorsky Krai province may be halted due to a new proposed federal law on water supply and wastewater treatment.
8 Apr 2013 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — A new position paper from the Russian Federal government has suggested the country needs to develop a coherent strategy to counter the threat of cyber-attacks on infrastructure, with specific empha
8 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Chennai-based global water treatment firm VA Tech Wabag sees opportunities for desalination projects in Arab and North African countries that have started re-development work after periods of socia
3 Apr 2013 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
MOSCOW (bsr-Russia) — A Greenpeace activist wearing a polar bear costume paddled down a river in Russia Monday to protest potential oil drilling in the Arctic. At around 10 a.m., the protester used an iceberg-loo
2 Apr 2013 - 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — Reacting to the rapidly rising public service tariffs throughout the country, Russian Duma (Parliament) member and chairman of the Audit Committee Sergeij Stepashin has proposed a freeze on “any
1 Apr 2013 - 00:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian government and state-owned oil pipeline company Transneft on March 27 offered journalists in the Russian Far-East a tour of the environmental protection facilities attached to a new oil
29 Mar 2013 - 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, VORONEZH — The Russian city of Voronezh, which has suffered several years of press over its water infrastructure, announced on March 25 that the microbial content of drinking water provided to residents has f
27 Mar 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK — The sparsely populated Sakhalin Island, located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Russia’s far-eastern region, is under serious threat of critical water shortages by the middle of this century.
26 Mar 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MINSK, Belarus — The city government of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on March 20 announced a new construction project that will see the city relying entirely on groundwater accessed through artesian wells by 2015
25 Mar 2013 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, NIZHNY NOVGOROD — The Nizhny Novgorod City Council last week vote against granting local vodokanal (water company) a 25-year concession for the city’s water supply and wastewater treatment services.
21 Mar 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, BLAGOVESHCHENSK — Five towns and villages in the Russian far-eastern region of Amur have seen their water bills increase by 223 percent in just the past year, despite federally mandated maximum price rises.
19 Mar 2013 - 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, CHELYABINSK — Scientists in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia have begun analyzing samples of water taken from in and around Lake Chebarkul, where a meteorite landed last month.