Topic: Save the Argun River
Amur Basin, Argun River, Featured, Shilka River, Torey Lakes, Uldz River »
If the Torey lakes dry up what chances they have to resurrect naturally?
Where do birds go when rivers stop flowing in Dauria?
Can the water diversion from Argun River into Dalai Lake help to protect nature?
Is Shilka River a good place for hydropower generation?
These and many other questions are systematically treated in a new book
ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN RIVER BASINS OF DAURIA: ECOLOGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT published in three languages by Rivers without Boundaries, WWF and Daursky Biosphere Reserve (Russian part of DIPA) in Beijing and Chita with support …
Amur Basin, Featured »
The President of Mongolia and incumbent candidate for the presidential election, Ts.Elbegdorj, during his election campaign visited Shivee Ovoo soum in Dornogobi Province, 260 kilometers south-east of Ulaanbaatar, and made a campaign promise to be attentive to the issues facing its water reserve.
Shivee Ovoo soum is a well-known soum in Mongolia, as its Shivee Ovoo coal mine supplies the majority of thermal coal to the Power Plant No.4, producer of more than 60 percent of the nation’s electric power.
Soum residents and miners stressed the severity of the Gobi region’s …
Argun River, Selenga River »
A story by Michelle Tolson “River diversion spells disaster” hit the nerves of Oyu Tolgoy (OT) mining company managers: they requested to add a disclaimer that OT does not want to use any water diverted to Gobi from Orkhon or Kherlen Rivers in Mongolia. This is despite the government’s efforts to force industry to pay for water infrastructure “harnessing “ rivers by increasing price charged for groundwater. The article explains what risks related to river diversions make OT so paranoid about any public association with this subject. Interesting enough Mongolian …
Argun River »
UNECE Water Convention side event on climate
On photo adove: The panel during the side-event: Adapting to climate change in transboundary basins – future work guided by lessons learned. From L-R: Sergei Zavyalov, Head, Air and Water Impact Management, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental, Belarus; Phan Nguyen, Programme Coordinator, Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative, Mekong River Commission Secretariat; Vasyl Stashuk, Head, State Agency of Water Resources,
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Amur Basin, Argun River, Featured »
On October 31, 2012 the Greenpeace East Asia and partners held a workshop in Beijing to discuss impacts of coal industry on rivers and environmental security in arid regions of China as a follow-up to “Thirsty Coal” report published in August 2012.
Aliona Zenkova of Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB) reported findings of “Dauria Going Dry” Pilot Project initiated in cooperation with Dauria International Protected Area (DIPA) and WWF-Russia under auspices of the UNECE Convention on Transboundary Waters and the Ramsar Convention. The key question that the Project considers …