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[12 Feb 2012 | Topics: ]

The 7th International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and Far East ”
Khabarovsk, Russia. May 30-31, 2012
Announcement No. 1

The Seventh International Rivers of Siberia Conference will be held on May 30-31, 2012 in Khabarovsk. The Conference is dedicated to river conservation issues in Siberia and the Russian Far East as well as other regions, sharing domestic and international experience in river conservation.
We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference. Please notify us of your participation via email before March 10, 2012 (please complete and send the attached application form …

Amur River, Angara River, Shilka River »

[29 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

 
Extremely informative hearings “China’s Global Quest for Resources” were held on January 26, 2012 in the US Senate. Leading American and Indian experts delivered their testimony on China’s role in mineral extraction, hydropower, water consumption, energy use, and fisheries, but the hearings somehow omitted forestry and agriculture. We will limit our review to water issues.
Dr. Elizabeth Economy from Council on US Foreign Relations and Dr. Brahma Chellaney , Professor of Strategic Studies, New Delhi University in their testimony draw apocalyptic picture of Chinese ability to use transboundary waters as a …

Amur Basin, Argun River »

[8 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

At the 5th International Conference “Earth from space – most effective solutions”, in December 2011, Moscow State University (MSU) hydrologists presented the results of research on expected consequences of water infrastructure projects in the basin of the transboundary Argun River. The scientists came to the conclusion that if all planned water management projects in Chinese part of the Argun River flow are implemented, the floodplain area in the river valley will decrease by half.
Experts from Land Hydrology Department at the MSU geographic faculty have been carrying the investigation …

Amur Basin, Amur River, Argun River, Central Asia Basins, Featured, Selenga River, Uldz River, Yenisey Basin »

[5 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Palace of Nations in Geneva
Very successful international Conference “Europe-Asia transboundary water cooperation” was held in mid December in rainy Geneva at the Palace of Nations. More than 80 high-level representatives from 25 Asian and European States gathered in Geneva to discuss cooperation on the management and protection of transboundary waters along the borders of the two continents. Conference provided venue for fruitful discussions among representatives from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, the Russian
Really: would this …