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  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Uzbekistan still opposes Tajikistan’s construction of the Rogun hydropower plant, a Russian expert said this week. Leonid Gusev, a senior research fellow at the Analytical Center of the International Studies Institute at
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 11 Feb 2015- 10:33 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE World Folio The Government of Tajikistan announced on Friday, 6th of February that it will host a high level international conference on international water issues from the 9th-11th of June in Dushanbe. One of the most pressing global issues that no
  • 16 Jan 2015- 10:41 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE Cistran Finance The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) published a video detailing their rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s Qairokkum Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) and Dam on Tuesday. Approximately $75 million will be invested in
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 7 Mar 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tensions over “water supply and fair distribution of water resources in the region of Central Asia” have been aggravated in recent years, and “immediate measures should be applied to reconsider the existing bilateral and multilateral
  • The governments of Tajikistan and Iran are reviving plans to start a major water pipeline project to transport water from Tajikistan to Iran via Afghanistan.
  • Central Asian officials, NGOs and multilateral financing institutions will discuss Tajikistan’s massive and controversial Roghun hydropower project at the Second Meeting of Stakeholders and Civil Society on November 7.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided expressing support for construction of the Rogun hydropower plant during his visit to Tajikistan last week. Although he noted that Tajikistan is rich in hydropower resources, Putin did not say anything about the planned mega-dam building in the country.
  • 13 Sep 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly Central Asian countries will not be able to avoid a further deterioration of relations because of the water problem in the region, a Russian expert on the CIS Vladimir Zharikhin believes. "It will not come to war, however, we should
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported

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