Disasters

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  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan /\ mountain lake in the upper reaches of the Naryn River in ■*- ^- northeastern Kyrgyzstan threatens the region of Central Asia with a major catastrophe, according to human rights groups and residents of Issyk Kul province's
  • 3 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Two radioactive tailings in the area of a former uranium plant in the Mailuu-Suu River Valley will be moved to a safer place next year in the framework of a project carried out by the World Bank in Kyrgyzstan, a representative of the
  • 21 Oct 2008- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GEORGETOWN, Guyana Two new water treatment plants cited for construction in the city of Georgetown, capital of Guyana, will be ready for use in April 2009, said the Chief Executive of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Karan Singh earlier this month.
  • 24 Sep 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan K yrgyzstan is home to glaciers, thousands of streams and one of Central Asia's biggest reservoirs. But today, the country is forced to ration power to conserve dwindling levels in the Toktogul reservoir. Despite fears that the
  • 17 Sep 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Negotiations among Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over distribution of the Syr Darya water resources have proven ineffective. During the negotiations, held in the Kazakh city of Almaty last week, Kyrgyzstan pushed for
  • 10 Sep 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has called on memberstates of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to take preventive measures on recultivation of radioactive tailings and waste rock dumps in his country and all of Central Asia,
  • 21 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway construction
  • 14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway
  • 8 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan B ecause of an accident at the Uchkurgan hydroelectric plant on the Naryn River in western Kyrgyzstan, limits on energy consumption have been imposed throughout the country, according to joint stock company Electricheskie stantsii,
  • 3 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tajikistan, BISHKEK Central Asia faces a long-standing risk of flooding from glacier lakes like those created by the earthquake that devastated China last month. An international workshop in the Kyrgyz capital two weeks ago brought together scientists
  • 3 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kyrgyzstan should release water from the Toktogul reservoir on the Naryn River, a tributary of the Syr Darya, for irrigation in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, according to Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Adakhan Madumarov. Madumarov said this is necessary
  • 12 May 2008- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has signed a decree on measures for the accumulation of the necessary volume of water in the Toktogul reservoir in preparation for the fall and winter of 2008-2009, the government said. The
  • 29 Apr 2008- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said in mid-April that his government wants to make the process of land recultivation "more economically attractive" so that Kyrgyzstan can get more investment in projects to prevent the
  • 28 Apr 2008- 21:38 by Local Press Report washington, dc, united states U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey — Data collected by the U. S. Geological Survey could help identify new sources of water in Afghanistan. At an event in the U.S. capital this week, the agency presented
  • 14 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc- The World Bank is warning that overuse of water resources has put the countries of the Middle East and North Africa at risk of serious water shortages in the future. The bank says that if countries of the region do not act now, the

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