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  • 28 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea A Crimean water expert has said the peninsula should carry out desalination and artificial rainfall projects in order to deal with potential water shortages. Desalinating seawater is the only option to guarantee safe water supply to
  • 27 Mar 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Chernorechenskoye Reservoir, the main source of water for the Crimean Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, is currently holding about 39 million cubic meters of water-- 26 million cubic meters less than its maximum volume, according
  • 5 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Russia is threatening to dam and reverse the flow of the Dnieper River if Ukraine does not resume water supply to Crimea, Ukrainian media reported this week, quoting Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party. “You
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Large-scale groundwater extraction will cause problems for Crimea in the long run, but there is no alternative in the short term, Crimean Environmental Minister Gennady Naraev said earlier this week. He said groundwater could meet one
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea’s groundwater resources are at risk of salinization due to seawater incursion, according to Sergey Tyumentsev, director general of Crimean environmental company Ukrhimspetsmontazh. The peninsula’s groundwater had previously
  • 11 Nov 2014- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The leader of Abkhazia, a disputed territory and partially recognized state on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the southwestern flank of the Caucasus, has proposed bringing water to Crimea via tankers and building a water
  • 24 Oct 2014- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea There is only one month’s worth of water stored in the Chernorechenskoye reservoir, the source of 70 percent of water supply in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, the head of the city water utility said on October 22nd. The
  • 28 Jul 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Russia is planning to spend $61.5 million USD in the immediate future to provide water to districts in Crimea that were previously supplied via the North Crimea Canal, Crimean Minister of Housing and Public Utilities Alexander Zhdanov
  • 23 Jul 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Bakhchysarai district in central Crimea will see water shortages starting in August due to low water levels in the Alma River and the Alminskoe reservoir, a high-ranking official said on July 21st. Viktor Nosatov, deputy chair of
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report SIMFEROPOL Business Insider Scrambling to compensate for a lack of water from mainland Ukraine, farmhands are laying row after row of pipe to drip water across dusty fields in Crimea's arid north. The water shortage highlights the huge logistical hurdles
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government last week approved a draft decree that would allocate $74.2 million USD for water supply in Crimea this year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced on May 30th.  The funds will be provided to
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine Access on the Crimean peninsula to freshwater from mainland Ukraine has become one of many areas of dispute since Russia launched an invasion of the Black Sea province last week. With thousands of troops moving in and seizing key
  • 19 Feb 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine Authorities in the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol this week applied to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for about $34 million USD in loans to improve water and
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine Water for drinking and irrigation supplied throughout the Crimean peninsula by the North Crimean canal may be unsafe due to potentially toxic algae blooms, officials warned last week.  The 403-kilometer-long canal transports water
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIRASPOL, Moldova Yevgeny Shevchuk, leader of the breakaway Moldovan territory of Transnistria, signed a decree last week calling for evaluation of the drinking water quality in the territory. Transnistria is located on a strip of land between the

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