Disasters

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  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The water utility in the Kazakh capital, Astana, reduced its water losses last year thanks to repair and modernization work carried out on the water supply networks, the mayor’s office said earlier this week. In 2012, the city’s water
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • Second in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
  • Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim Mining Corp. on April 1 took the next step in its arbitration case against the Salvadoran government for halting the company’s work on the El Dorado gold mining project.
  • The World Bank has approved an $87 million USD grant package to help Mozambique develop a climate change-resilient economy and improve nutrition interventions for over a million people.
  • 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
  • 13 Jun 2012- 08:48 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister talked about lack of control over the ecological situation at the Caspian Sea. “We don’t have a serious scientific base for research of the Caspian Sea. We are more concerned over creation of a
  • 25 May 2012- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC Friends of Nature (FON), a non-governmental environmental protection organization, and the Chongqing Green Volunteer Association’s public interest lawsuit, a first of its kind in China, began its court proceedings this week. The two NGOs
  • 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.
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 7 Dec 2011- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Some $11.5 million USD is needed to improve the condition of the trans-boundary Ural River, provincial authorities in Kazakhstan said in late November. Work on cleaning the river will start next year, they said. “Improvement of the
  • 9 Nov 2011- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Levels of cyanide in the Sekisovka River in East Kazakhstan province are 516 times higher than the maximum acceptable levels after this water intake area was polluted by an U.K.-owned gold plant that carried out emergency dumping of
  • 11 May 2011- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Construction of a water main to supply the Kazakh city of Aktau on the Caspian Sea with water from the Volga River will start late this year or early next year, according to Governor of Kazakhstan’s Mangystau province Krymbek
  • 23 Mar 2011- 18:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Shortages of drinking water could become a problem for Kazakstan’s Atyrau province, a major oil producing region where drinking water has often been used for industrial needs.  Currently, it is hardly sufficient for domestic