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  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Opponents of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project attempted to make their case before the Israeli Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee this week. Critics of the project, who include residents from the project area and
  • 11 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AQABA, Jordan Israel and Jordan presented the planned $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea water transfer to potential investors at an international conference in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba on May 9th. The US government has already pledged $100
  • 8 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel A local planning and building committee in Israel has rejected a proposal by national water company Mekorot to build a pipeline to transfer water to Jordan as part of the historic water-sharing agreement between the two countries.
  • 3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israel and Jordan on December 1st issued a prequalification tender for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal. Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom and Jordanian Water and Irrigation Minister Hazim El Naser jointly announced
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Hundreds of Israeli farmers, environmental activists and members of the public have signed a petition urging the government to call off the planned transfer of 50 million cubic meters of water from Lake Kinneret to neighboring Jordan.
  • 29 Jul 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israeli Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee Chairman David Amsalem on July 28th called for creation of a special commission to look into ways for Israel to deliver water to neighboring Jordan, as agreed on in the historic
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to

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