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  • 23 May 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan The European Union and the World Bank will join the government of Switzerland and the UK’s Department for International Development to fund approximately $8 Million USD to strengthen energy and water security in Central Asian
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Turkmenistan, home of the Karakum Desert, is one of the most arid places on earth; it is also the globe's biggest water waster. But before other Central Asian states start tsk-tsking, a recently published report describes the entire
  • 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,
  • 4 Apr 2012- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Afghanistan’s participation in regional water and energy projects was among the main issues addressed at the Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan, held in the Tajik capital from March 26-27.  Delegates from
  • 2 Nov 2011- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan  Agricultural development is having a negative impact on groundwater in the country, according to members of Uzbekistan’s Parliament and scientists from national research and educational institutions who participated in a seminar on
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon addressed the issues of water and energy in Central Asia in a speech given on the eve of the 20th anniversary of his country’s independence after the dissolution of the USSR. “Our country has a huge
  • 20 Jul 2011- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY Access to water is a challenge in Central Asian countries, but sanitary standards are close to generally accepted ones, Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Central Asia Sub-Regional Office Nikolai Botev said in mid
  • 25 Aug 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The volume of water in the Northern Aral Sea has increased as a result of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Phase 1 Project, Kazakh Minister of Environmental Protection Nurgali Ashimov said in mid-August. Ashimov noted on
  • 14 Apr 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states The dying Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-largest lake, is one of the planet's most shocking environmental disasters, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Central Asian leaders to step up efforts to
  • 28 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The International Fund to Save the Aral Sea is starting two projects in the region aimed at creating ponds in the Amu Darya River's delta and at growing plants on what used to be the bottom of the Aral Sea, in an effort to
  • 1 Oct 2008- 14:48 by Local Press Report Uzbekistan, UNITED NATIONS Xinhua (China) Speaking at a UN meeting last week on targeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Uzbekistan's foreign minister, Vladimir Norov reiterated his country's commitment to tackle the ecological crisis
  • 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