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[31 Jul 2013 | Topics: ]

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 …

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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 »

[5 Nov 2012 | Topics: ]

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 …

Amur Basin, Argun River »

[12 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Occupying the right bank of transboundary Argun River, Erguna municipality (Inner Mongolia,China) has vast land area with a population of only 85,000. Livestock raising, dairy and dairy processing, tourism, forestry, coal and construction materials make up the economic backbone of the area. Cross-border trade with Russia through 2 river crossings has expanded manifold in last 10 years.The area has been experiencing robust economic growth
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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 …