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  • 7 Nov 2019- 07:27 by Local Press Report TOKYO UN University Unless well-funded and coordinated joint efforts are stepped up, ongoing over-withdrawals compounded by climate change will cause dangerous water shortages for some 70 million people living in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin, according
  • 23 May 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan The European Union and the World Bank will join the government of Switzerland and the UK’s Department for International Development to fund approximately $8 Million USD to strengthen energy and water security in Central Asian
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Azer News Water management is one of the most pressing topics in Central Asia and on October 18 Turkmenistan's Parliament approved the Water Code. The document is a legal act regulating relations in water management in Turkmenistan. Access
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by Local Press Report DELFT BBC News Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over 30 years. They found that 115,000 sq km (44,000 sq miles) of land is now covered in water and 173,000 sq km (67,000 sq miles) of water
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:49 by Local Press Report NUKUS EurasiaNet The Chimbay district of the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan is home to around 110,000 people. The entire area’s economy depends on farming and animal husbandry. No water means no economy. Scientist Zinovy Novitsky, who has for many
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Trend News Agency Given the planetary nature of the Aral Sea disaster, it is necessary to expand the joint activities and form targeted financial mechanisms for this purpose, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov remarked in addressing
  • 10 Sep 2015- 10:12 by Local Press Report TASHKENT AzerNews Uzbekistan plans to direct $4.3 billion to a comprehensive program aimed at reviving the Aral Sea for the 2015-2018 period. Access Development Aid Investment Pollution Tashkent Uzbekistan Aral Sea
  • 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
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Much of the environmental damage to the Aral Sea is irreversible at this point, Uzbekistan’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, said last week. "It is impossible to restore the former borders
  • 9 Feb 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government and international financial institutions are allocating about $200 million USD for water supply and wastewater projects in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic, the Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environmentalists have warned that the project is
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The government of Uzbekistan and international donors have pledged more than $3 billion USD in the 2015-2018 period for projects aimed at mitigating the consequences of the Aral Sea environmental catastrophe, Uzbek authorities said