Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

Displaying 1 - 15 of 93
  • 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 –
  • 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
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan may receive only 300 million cubic meters of water from upstream Kyrgyzstan this year-- only a fraction of the 6 to 7 billion cubic meters it had been receiving-- due to the very low levels in the Toktogul Reservoir,
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has started building a new non-rigid (earth and rockfill) dam on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda province in order to prevent water shortages in the region, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture said on February 27th. “The
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s energy situation, already complicated by the recent failure of a transformer unit at the Toktogul Hydropower Plant, could get worse due to declining water levels in the Toktogul Reservoir, according to the country’s
  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Dastan Sarygulov, a Kyrgyz businessman and politician who currently heads think tank Nur, said it is not drought, but excessive withdrawals that are to blame for the low water levels in the country’s Toktogul Reservoir on the Naryn
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- announced by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has questioned the official reasons given for the low level of water in the Toktogul Reservoir. The lack of water in the reservoir, which is located on the Naryn River, has been blamed on the fact
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has stopped exporting water to Kazakhstan, but will resume doing do when there is enough water available, Kyrgyz Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev said earlier this week. “We will supply the remainder--
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan on August 1st started providing water to neighboring Kazakhstan, in exchange for electricity supply from Kazakhstan during the coming winter. Kazakhstan needs the water in order to irrigate plantations in the southern part
  • 24 Jul 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water sources are at low levels this year, Deputy Prime Minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev warned this week. He criticized local authorities for failing to prepare for drought, given that the country faces a similar situation
  • 10 Jul 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government on July 7th announced a $32.3 million regional water upgrade project in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The plan is part of Tashkent’s broader strategy to provide clean drinking water
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan may cut off water supply to Uzbekistan, ostensibly to repair an irrigation canal, Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Abdrakhman Mamataliev said earlier this week. He said representatives of the Kyrgyz government had recently

Pages