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  1. Russia Wants to Use Water Projects as Platforms for Cooperation in Central Asia

    1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia is interested in seeing water projects in Central Asia used as “platforms” for regional cooperation, not as “wedges” that broaden gaps between the positions of upstream and downstream coun ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2014 - 10:36

  2. Central Asian Stakeholders to Discuss Roghun Hydropower Plant Next Month

    Central Asian officials, NGOs and multilateral financing institutions will discuss Tajikistan’s massive and controversial Roghun hydropower project at the Second Meeting of Stakeholders and Civil Society on November 7. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/22/2012 - 09:34

  3. Uzbek President Recruits Kazakhs and Turkmens Against Russians, Tajiks and Kyrgs?

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  4. Putin Signs Kyrgyzstan Dam Agreements, Extends Military Presence, Writes Off Half a Billion USD Debt

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered support to Kyrgyzstan in its conflict with downstream Uzbekistan over distribution of water resources in Central Asia. Almost $500 million USD in debt will be excused in exchange for a package of deals that wil ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  5. Kyrgyz Parliament Discusses Possible Water Wars Over Dams

    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. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  6. Water to Cause Further Tensions in Central Asia

    13 Sep 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly Central Asian countries will not be able to avoid a further deterioration of relations because of the water problem in the region, a Russian expert on the CIS Vladimir Zharikhin believes. " ...

    Local Press Report - 09/13/2012 - 11:11

  7. Uzbek President Warns of Water Wars in Central Asia

    Uzbek President Islam Karimov warned of possible future water wars in Central Asia and reproached neighboring countries for their plans to dam trans-boundary rivers for hydropower projects. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/13/2012 - 09:58

  8. Uzbek Official Severely Beaten as Roghun Hydropower Project Fuels Ethnic Tensions With Tajiks

    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 Fre ...

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

  9. Diplomatic Spat Breaks Out Over Central Asian Water Resources

    6 Jul 2011- 15:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A diplomatic spat has broken out between the Uzbek and Tajik embassies in Moscow over the use of water resources in Central Asia. The diplomatic spat reflects the broader disagreements among upst ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:53