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  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan Water utilities in Kazakhstan are asking the government for authorization to discharge more polluted wastewater into rivers, saying they are tired of “draconian demands” and fines imposed by environmentalists. At a meeting of
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan Water levels in rivers in East Kazakhstan province have risen significantly in the last few days, flooding cities and overwhelming drinking water and sewerage systems, according to local authorities. The province’s administrative
  • 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
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report ASTANA Times of Central Asia Kazakhstan scientists suggest an original solution to the country's water deficit problem, Tengrinews.kz reports. Kazakhstan is experiencing a deficit of water in its biggest river Irtysh that flows into Kazakhstan from China
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan The Kazakh Ministry of Regional Development earlier this month proposed transferring water from the trans-boundary Irtysh River to central Kazakhstan, in an effort to solve the problem of a drinking and irrigation water shortages
  • The Omsk Interregional Environment Protection Prosecutor’s Office in Russia has accused the director general of Omsk Vodokanal (water company) of illegally discharging some 16 million cubic meters of industrial effluent into the Irtysh River for a month and a half.
  • 15 May 2012- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan An aging sewage collector laid at the bottom of the trans-boundary Irtysh River in Kazakhstan has degraded to the point where it must be replaced to avoid an environmental catastrophe, Kazakh environmentalists have warned. However,
  • 17 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Water engineers in Kazkhstan have prepared a feasibility study for a project to transfer water from the Tikhaya River to the Irtysh River, as well as to construct a hydroelectric plant to solve the problems of water and electricity
  • 15 Oct 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakh scientists have found mass development of cyanobacteria in the Shulbin water reservoir on the Irtysh River, a tributary of the Ob, Kazakhstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations said. The development of cyanobacteria,
  • 1 Oct 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Irtysh River flowing through China, Kazakhstan and the Siberian part of Russia might cease to exist in the Russian territory because China is constructing canals that divert the initial part of the river for irrigation. Irtysh is the