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At Irtysh river. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan has no plans to divert Irtysh: authority

The General Plan of Territories in Kazakhstan does not provide for diversion of the Irtysh River: Kazakh Scientific-Research and Design Institute of Construction and Architecture.

Kazakhstan has no plans to divert Irtysh: authority
At Irtysh river. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan suggests to divert Irtysh River

Kazakhstan Ministry of Regional Development has suggested to divert the Irtysh River flow into the central part of the country.

Kazakhstan suggests to divert Irtysh River
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15 million young carps released in dam lake near Astana

Around 15 million of young carps have been released in Vyacheslav dam lake in Akmola oblast.

15 million young carps released in dam lake near Astana
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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan call for UN review of disputed dams

The presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan called for the United Nations to review the potential impact of two disputed hydroelectric dams proposed by their regional rivals Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan call for UN review of disputed dams
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Kerosene leaking into Yessil river near Astana

According to residents of Ondiris village, jet fuel has been flowing into the river near Astana for several years already.

Kerosene leaking into Yessil river near Astana
President Nursultan Nazarbayev meeting his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping. By Dmitry Khegai
Kazakhstan and China to resolve issues related to transborder rivers

Mr. Xi Jinping stated that China would never do anything to the detriment of Kazakhstan’s economy: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan and China to resolve issues related to transborder rivers
Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000: media
Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000: media

The number of dead pigs found in a river running through China's commercial hub Shanghai has reached more than 13,000, as mystery deepened over the hogs' precise origin.

Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000: media
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Plague of pigs in Shanghai river

More than 1,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai's main waterway, the Chinese city's government said Monday, as residents expressed fears over possible drinking water contamination.

Plague of pigs in Shanghai river
Local river polluted with production wastes. Photo courtesy of otyrar.kz
FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid

Residents of Kok-Saiyek village have accused the local branch of FoodMaster company of polluting the local river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid.

FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid
Journalist from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar sends letter to Obama
Journalist from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar sends letter to Obama

Fyodor Koalyov has called Barack Obama to stop American investor AES from infringing upon the interests of Kazakhstan citizens and return spring overflow of the Irtysh River.

Journalist from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar sends letter to Obama
Illustration by Marat Tursynov
China may turn Kazakhstan into desert

Kazakhstan ecologist spoke about the consequences of China's diverting of transborder rivers to its semi-desert lands.

China may turn Kazakhstan into desert
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Kazakhstan and China to jointly construct anti-avalanches facility at Khorgos River

The agreement was reached during the 10th sitting of the Kazakh-Chinese Committee for Transborder Rivers.

Kazakhstan and China to jointly construct anti-avalanches facility at Khorgos River
Audit slams S. Korea's $20 bn river project
Audit slams S. Korea's $20 bn river project

South Korea's state auditor on Friday panned President Lee Myung-Bak's $20 billion effort to dredge, dam and beautify four major rivers, saying it was riddled with costly flaws.

Audit slams S. Korea's $20 bn river project
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Kazakhstan and China discuss construction of waterworks facilities at transborder rivers

Mid-December 2012 Tengrinews.kz reported that Kazakhstan plans to settle the issue of transborder rivers with China by 2015.

Kazakhstan and China discuss construction of waterworks facilities at transborder rivers
Mekong River. ©REUTERS
New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said Tuesday in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
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China wants to divide transborder rivers with Kazakhstan depending on the number of people living along the rivers

We turned down this particular argument of the Chinese side: Vice Minister of Agriculture.

China wants to divide transborder rivers with Kazakhstan depending on the number of people living along the rivers
Vice Minister of Agriculture Marat Tolibayev.  ©Maksim Popov
Kazakhstan plans to settle transborder rivers issue with China by 2015

Water diverting is growing exponentially in China and we understand that procrastination [with regards to a possible agreement] is getting more dangerous for Kazakhstan: Vice Minister of Agriculture.

Kazakhstan plans to settle transborder rivers issue with China by 2015
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Australia approves plan to save vital river system

Australia approved an "historic" plan Thursday to save an ailing river system vital to the nation's food bowl by returning the equivalent of five Sydney Harbour's worth of water to the network each year.

Australia approves plan to save vital river system
Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River
Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River

The piranha that weighed over two kilograms fell into the fishermen’s netting in the Irtysh River in Pavlodar oblast.

Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River
Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev and Karimov discuss water again

Leaders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are pleased with the results of the official visit and have once again reiterated their positions on the hydrotechnical facilities being constructed in the upstream of Syrdarya: press-service.

Nazarbayev and Karimov discuss water again