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  1. Kyrgyz Security Forces Carry Out Anti-Terrorism Tactical Exercise at Orto-Tokoy Reservoir

    10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz security forces last week “eliminated” a group of suspected “terrorists” who had seized the Orto-Tokoy water reservoir on the Chu River in north-central Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn province. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  2. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  3. Uzbekistan Reiterates Opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun Hydropower Project

    3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/03/2015 - 10:11

  4. UN Secretary General Urges Water Cooperation in Central Asia

    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 co ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2015 - 11:00

  5. Kyrgyzstan Seeks New Agreement With Kazakhstan on Aspara River

    20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan is looking to revise its water-sharing agreement with neighboring Kazakhstan over the trans-boundary Aspara River, Kanatbek Isaev, governor of Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy Province, told re ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/20/2015 - 10:59

  6. Report Calls on Central Asian Countries to Stop Using Water, Energy as “Coercive Tools”

    15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Wa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/17/2014 - 10:45

  7. Water Shortages Lead to Conflicts, Disease in Southeastern Kazakhstan

    31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/06/2014 - 12:41

  8. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Sign Water Sharing Protocol

    30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan last week signed a protocol on water sharing in the basin of the trans-boundary Chu River. The protocol requires both sides to observe previous agreements. The meeti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/30/2014 - 10:05

  9. World Bank Releases Draft Assessment for Tajikistan’s Rogun Hydropower Project

    20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2014 - 11:46

  10. Kyrgyz MPs Propose Cutting Water Supply to Uzbekistan

    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 downst ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2014 - 10:25

  11. Kazakh Governor Promises Favorable Business Conditions in Exchange for Water From Kyrgyzstan

    6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Karim Kokrekbaev, the governor of Kazakhstan’s Jambyl province, pledged this week to create a favorable environment for businesses from neighboring Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy and Talas provinces, and t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/06/2014 - 10:11

  12. Turkmenistan Approves Amendments to Water Code

    4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan The Turkmen Parliament on March 1 approved amendments to the country’s Water Code, with the goal of protecting and more effectively using scarce water resources. Integrated Water Resource ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2014 - 10:24

  13. Bishkek Utility Denies Accusations It Violated Public Procurement Regulations

    7 Jan 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Bishkekvodokanal, the water utility operating in the Kyrgyz capital, last week denied accusations that it violated public procurement rules during the $15.6 million USD, European Bank for Re ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/07/2014 - 10:19

  14. Neighbors Criticize China’s Excessive Consumption of Irtysh River Water

    28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BARNAUL, Russia Russia and Kazakhstan fear that some areas near the Irtysh River will face water shortages because of China’s increasing use of water from the trans-boundary waterway. The Irtysh’s water levels ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/28/2013 - 10:12

  15. Tajik Opposition Criticizes Government Over Rogun Dam

    16 Aug 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan The leader of Tajik political opposition group the Islamic Rebirth Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) has criticized the country’s government for its failure to build the 3,600-megawatt Rogun hydr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/16/2013 - 10:05