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  • 23 Jun 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Jerusalem Post A plan to build a desalination plant in northern Israel has drawn the ire of local residents and legislators as well. However, an official from the Israel Water Authority said the harsh reaction may just be a case of NIMBY (Not In MY
  • 20 Jun 2016- 08:52 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Ynet News The salinity of the Sea of Galilee's water is on the rise, which could affect both drinking water and water used in agriculture. According to different assessments, the solution lies in adding new water sources to the Kinneret, partly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Toktogul Reservoir, located on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan, is currently holding only 8.5 billion cubic meters of water, rather than the 19 billion cubic meters it should be holding, and this could lead to serious water
  • 4 Apr 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan is planning to withdraw more water from the trans-boundary Syr Darya River to expand irrigation in the country, national authorities said earlier this week. The country has developed projects to irrigate new areas in Sughd
  • 26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan took a unified stance on water use and other environmental issues in the region when leaders of both countries met during the International Conference on Water Cooperation in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe,

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