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  • Uzbek President Islam Karimov is trying to create an anti-Russian, anti-Tajik and anti-Kyrgyz water and energy coalition in the region, a prominent Uzbek online analyst and commentator claimed following Karimov’s visit to Turkmenistan at the beginning of this month.
  • Kyrgyzstan's Parliament on September 17 discussed the possibility of water wars in Central Asia and the country’s willingness to get involved in possible conflicts.
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY Current problems with water resources management can be resolved only when the interests of all states in the region are taken into consideration, according to Miroslav Jenca, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Construction of giant hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of the trans-boundary Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers threaten a fragile environmental balance in Central Asia, participants heard at an international conference held
  • 3 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Archaeologists plan to bring a case to court over construction of the Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River. Once the reservoir is completed, it will flood archaeological sites in South Kazakhstan province. Previously, some
  • 4 Feb 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The $85.8 million USD first phase of the rehabilitation of the Syr Darya riverbed and the preservation of the northern part of the Aral Sea, initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stalled, according to a member of the
  • 22 Oct 2008- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Following the summits of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Eurasian Economic Community in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, in mid-October, the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  • 1 Oct 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Negotiations between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan over the distribution of the water resources of the Naryn-Syr Darya basin have proven ineffective because of the egoism of the participating parties, say experts. The
  • 17 Sep 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Negotiations among Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over distribution of the Syr Darya water resources have proven ineffective. During the negotiations, held in the Kazakh city of Almaty last week, Kyrgyzstan pushed for
  • 3 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kyrgyzstan should release water from the Toktogul reservoir on the Naryn River, a tributary of the Syr Darya, for irrigation in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, according to Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Adakhan Madumarov. Madumarov said this is necessary
  • 20 May 2008- 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan- Wth a dry summer on its way, scientists in the region are warning about the consequences of higher temperatures ~ an acute water shortage, which threatens Central Asia. Global warming and climate change, aggravated by human
  • 7 Apr 2008- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Authorities in Kazakhstan's Kyzyl-Orda region have raised objections over a plan by the national government to construct a water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in the South-Kazakhstan region. In late March, the Kazakh
  • 7 Apr 2008- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan- Kazakhstan is urging other countries of the Aral Sea basin to establish a water-energy consortium to regulate water supply in exchange for fuel and to help solve financial problems. "We will continue to consistently urge our
  • 31 Mar 2008- 23:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan- The former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan is appealing to the international community and governments for about $1.5 billion USD to resolve socio-economic and environmental problems in the region of the shrinking and dying Aral Sea.