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  1. UNECE Reports Progress In Kazakhstan Water Resources Management

    9 Jun 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/09/2019 - 09:00

  2. New UN Initiative To Save The Aral Sea

    4 Dec 2018- 08:54 by OOSKAnews Info NEW YORK NY, United States The UN Human Security Unit (HSU), in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, has launched a "Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund" (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea Region ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 12/04/2018 - 08:54

  3. Waste From Kazakh Zinc Plant Pollutes Ulba River, Flows Into Russia

    8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/08/2016 - 11:04

  4. Metals Spill Pollutes River in Kazakh Town

    26 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report RIDDER EurasiaNet An accident at a metals mining-and-processing complex in a northern Kazakhstan town is sparking alarm about a possible unfolding environmental disaster. Residents in the town of Ridder spoke of th ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2016 - 08:53

  5. Environmentalists, Experts Critical of Plan to Transfer Water From Russia to China

    5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2016 - 10:06

  6. 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

  7. Kazakh President Signs Law on Green Economic Development

    3 May 2016- 08:52 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed into law amendments that seek to improve legislation related to ecology and renewable energy. Changes were made to articles of the Land, Water, Enviro ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:52

  8. OSCE Supports Regional Water Management Seminar in Kazakhstan

    25 Sep 2015- 10:05 by Local Press Report ALMATY Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe An OSCE-supported training seminar on water governance aimed at promoting regional co-operation through the exchange of knowledge and experience began toda ...

    Local Press Report - 09/25/2015 - 10:05

  9. Glaciers in Tien Shan Mountains Could Lose Half Their Mass by 2050: Study

    18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTSDAM, Germany Glaciers in the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia have lost 27 percent their total mass over the past 50 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for For ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2015 - 10:06

  10. Astana Hosts International Conference on Ecosystem Services

    1 Jul 2015- 10:40 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times An international conference focused on ecosystem services and the transition to a green economy took place in Astana on June 24. This event was organised by the United Nations Development Program ...

    Local Press Report - 07/01/2015 - 10:40

  11. Central Asia’s Syr Darya River Highly Polluted: Researchers

    27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2015 - 10:22

  12. Kazakh Researchers Develop New Wastewater Treatment Method

    9 Feb 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News A method for purifying wastewater from heavy metals using diatoms has been developed by researchers of Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Tengrinews reports with a reference to ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2015 - 10:17

  13. Kazakhstan Considering Dams on Ili River to Save Lake Balkhash

    9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environm ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/09/2015 - 10:44

  14. Kazakhstan's Lower Chamber Ratifies Draft Amendment to Water Convention

    7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament Majilis has ratified a draft bill on Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and Int ...

    Local Press Report - 01/07/2015 - 10:41

  15. Shanghai Cooperation Organization to Address Environmental Issues

    17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengrinews Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted the meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member-states yesterday, December 15 in Astana, Tengrinews reports citing the press ser ...

    Local Press Report - 12/17/2014 - 10:07

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