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  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia is interested in seeing water projects in Central Asia used as “platforms” for regional cooperation, not as “wedges” that broaden gaps between the positions of upstream and downstream countries, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman
  • 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.
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 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
  • 6 Jul 2011- 15:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A diplomatic spat has broken out between the Uzbek and Tajik embassies in Moscow over the use of water resources in Central Asia. The diplomatic spat reflects the broader disagreements among upstream and downstream countries in the region
  • 11 May 2011- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has maintained its irrigation potential but is concerned about future water supplies, according to Vadim Sokolov, deputy head of the Tashkent-based Scientific and Information Center of the Interstate Commission for Water
  • 18 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT Turkmenistan will build new water reservoirs and the capacities of existing ones will be increased this year, the Turkmen Ministry of Water Economy said earlier this month.  Work to increase the capacity of the Khauzkhan water
  • 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
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan T ajikistan blocked off a stretch of the Vakhsh River, a tributary of the Amu Darya, on November 28 in order to start building the dam for the Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant project. Just one day earlier, Kyrgyzstan had launched the
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Construction of giant hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of the trans-boundary Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers threaten a fragile environmental balance in Central Asia, participants heard at an international conference held
  • 13 May 2009- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The water level in the Nurek reservoir on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of the Amu Darya, in Tajikistan exceeds the "dead" level by 1.04 meters, accoding to Nurmahmad Holnazarov, deputy chairman of the Tajik state
  • 11 Feb 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The Tajik Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources appealed to its Central Asian neighbors in downstream areas of the Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers to contribute to upkeep of the transboundary rivers. Tajikistan produces up to 55

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