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  • Experts from throughout Central Asia gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week to discuss the findings of impact assessment studies for Tajikistan’s proposed Rogun Hydropower Project.
  • 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 has offered support to Kyrgyzstan in its conflict with downstream Uzbekistan over distribution of water resources in Central Asia. Almost $500 million USD in debt will be excused in exchange for a package of deals that will extend Moscow's water, energy and military influence in the region.
  • Uzbek President Islam Karimov warned of possible future water wars in Central Asia and reproached neighboring countries for their plans to dam trans-boundary rivers for hydropower projects.
  • 12 Oct 2011- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan could earn up to $100 million USD per year selling freshwater from high-altitude Lake Sarez, scientists said at an international conference in Dushanbe in late September.  The conference, organized by the Tajik Committee
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY Current problems with water resources management can be resolved only when the interests of all states in the region are taken into consideration, according to Miroslav Jenca, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and
  • 14 Apr 2008- 23:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan- The countries of the Aral Sea basin recognize the creation of a water-energy consortium as being necessary. But, unable to agree on the terms of its establishment, they have set their hopes on the international community. The idea