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  • 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
  • 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
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Uzbekistan last week, the two countries signed $15 billion USD worth of contracts on investment and cooperation, including several million dollars in further Chinese grants and loans
  • 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
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Construction of giant hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of the trans-boundary Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers threaten a fragile environmental balance in Central Asia, participants heard at an international conference held
  • 31 Mar 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan I he visit by Kazakh president Nursukan Nazarbaev to Tashkent, and by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov to Dushanbe in March is the evidence that the leaders of Central Asia are trying to find a solution to the water
  • 7 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The controversy surrounding construction of the Rogun hydroelectric plant on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan is growing, as an Uzbek official said the plant risks flooding in Central Asia in case of a strong earthquake. The head of