Will conflict over water in Central Asia grow into a “water war”?

  Fragile agreement on Aral Sea Basin water resource management  is likely getting a decisive blow from Kyrgyzstan. Upstream country threatens to leave agreement May 19,2016 Kyrgyzstan decided to "freeze" its participation in the activities of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website reported. …

On Behalf of Baikal Sturgeon We Wish a Happy Fish Migration Day to Mongolian President

Dear President Ts.Elbegdorj, Dear Bonn Convention Secretary Dr.Chambers: On the World Fish Migration Day[1] the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition is appealing to you on behalf of the Baikal Sturgeon – Acipenser baerii baicalensis – critically endangered creature inhabiting only Baikal-Selenge Basin in Mongolia and Russia. This species is listed in …

Greenpeace: China funded Egiin Gol Hydro – the last drop for the Lake Baikal

The Minister of natural resources of remote Buryatia Republic Mr. Yury Safyanov came to Moscow to seek response to extreme concerns voiced by local villagers living on Baikal lakeshore about Chinese dam building in upstream Mongolia. People of Buryat villages gathered 60days ago in Kabansk and requested from WB, Mongolian …

BRICSit – Civil society groups express great concern over New Development Bank

New bank plans to fund hydropower  without  public discussion on social and environmental protections As government ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gather in Washington, DC for the third board of governors meeting of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) April 13 and 14, civil society groups …