The hospitals and health centers in the Aral Sea
area lack essential medicines and medical equipment.
At the least, however, increased international attention to the Aral Sea
crisis can help channel the money that is urgently needed to build dams, clean water, fight diseases, compensate the unemployed, and establish export-industry alternatives to the water-consuming cotton fields.
The conference was organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana in partnership with the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea
Executive Directorate for Kazakhstan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the auspices of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia.
TAE[currency]KENT (CyHAN)- A consortium of investors has begun drilling an exploratory well from atop the drilling rig "Meros" in the Aral Sea
Unfortunately, the irresponsible use of water resources in the agriculture sector of Uzbekistan, the second largest exporter of cotton in the world, as well as the disappearance of the Aral Sea
Regions in seventy-five countries are affected--including the Aral Sea
Basin in Central Asia, the Indo-Gangetic Basin in India, the Yellow River Basin in China, and the Colorado River Basin in the United States.
Uzbekistan also has oilfields in the Ferghana valley in the north-east, the Ustyurt area, and the Aral Sea
At the OGU'98 conference held on May 20-21, 1998 at Tashkent, several blocks were offered in the western region of Ustyurt at the southern end of the Aral Sea
The quiet Chernobyl," a massive environmental disaster seems to be taking place in the Aral Sea
While the Aral Sea
has been drying up rapidly, the Caspian has been rising since 1978.
Most of the winged guests have arrived from areas as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea
, Russia, Mongolia, central and southeast Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas.
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan say the launch of the Tajik and Kyrgyz dams would ruin agriculture in downstream countries, cause economic hardship for millions of people and exacerbate the ecological problems of the shrinking Aral Sea