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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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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