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  1. 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

  2. Kyrgyzstan Facing Water Deficit

    30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water reserves are now at 2.5 billion cubic meters, putting the country at risk of drinking water and irrigation deficits, Tashtanbay Sartov, deputy rector of education at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/30/2015 - 10:56

  3. Afghanistan Could Take More Water From Amu Darya River: Russian Analyst

    6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Afghanistan could start withdrawing a much greater volume of water from the Amu Darya River to irrigate its farms, uner a project funded by Arab nations, a Russian analyst said this week. Yevgeni ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2014 - 10:53

  4. Donors Pledge Nearly $3 Billion to Save Drying Aral Sea

    3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- annou ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/03/2014 - 10:34

  5. Kyrgyz Scientists Recommend Charging for Use of Water Resources

    17 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A working group of experts studying Kyrgyz glaciers this week called on the country's government to pass a law that would require payments for use of water from natural sources, as a w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/17/2014 - 10:25

  6. Aral Sea Almost Completely Dry: NASA

    30 Sep 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Central Asia's Aral Sea-- once the world's fourth-largest inland lake-- is now almost completely dried up, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration said this ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/30/2014 - 10:46

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. More Investment Needed to Modernize Irrigation in Aral Sea Basin: FAO

    21 Feb 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Central Asian countries need to invest more in the agricultural sector-- particularly in modernizing irrigation systems-- in order to reduce poverty and hunger in the region, according to the UN’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2014 - 10:56

  10. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Back Each Other's Hydro Projects During International Water Conference

    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 Co ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2013 - 10:02