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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 23 Jul 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Bakhchysarai district in central Crimea will see water shortages starting in August due to low water levels in the Alma River and the Alminskoe reservoir, a high-ranking official said on July 21st. Viktor Nosatov, deputy chair of
  • 10 Jun 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey Turkey has started draining water from 70 lakes in northern Istanbul in preparation for construction of a third airport for the city. The lakes' water is being diverted to the Black Sea via canals. Local residents have complained
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report SIMFEROPOL Business Insider Scrambling to compensate for a lack of water from mainland Ukraine, farmhands are laying row after row of pipe to drip water across dusty fields in Crimea's arid north. The water shortage highlights the huge logistical hurdles
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government last week approved a draft decree that would allocate $74.2 million USD for water supply in Crimea this year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced on May 30th.  The funds will be provided to
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to