Uzbekistan

Water Scarcity Central Asian nations, as a region, have the highest per capita water use in the world but also the highest water use per dollar of gross domestic product, according to a report published in Nature, Eurasianet reported. The article concludes that water scarcity is not as much a problem as water waste in […]

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China will introduce a new water pricing mechanism by 2015, the Xinhua news agency reported. According to the new plan, water rates will rise exponentially as water consumption increases. Peruvian president Ollanta Humala said on Saturday that the Newmont Mining Corporation would guarantee ample water supplies for towns near its proposed Conga gold mine, Reuters […]

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The country’s energy ambitions could intensify water competition in Central Asia.

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A new report furthers the hypothesis that water stress serves as a catalyst for conflict.

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Test wells produce the first significant volumes of gas, confirming speculation about gas reserves in the region.

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As the Aral Sea gains global recognition as the most extreme kind of environmental disaster, Yusup Kamalov, chairman of the Union for the Defense of the Aral Sea and Amudarya, shares an expert’s perspective.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits During a visit to five former Soviet republics, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encouraged Central Asian leaders to work together to keep the Aral Sea from disappearing.

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Uzbekistan exits the regional energy grid and Tajikistan vows to complete world’s tallest dam.

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“Good news – the mother sea is coming,” says a sign hanging over a street in the town of Aral, Kazakhstan.

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After a harsh winter and intense spring flooding, the cities, towns, and villages of western Uzbekistan are facing a long hot summer with little water. The cyclic irony of their plight is present over much of Central Asia, where winter energy shortages forced hydroelectric reservoirs to be drained, only to leave the water sparse desert […]

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