Saule Akhmetkaliyeva

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva

Senior Research fellow

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva was a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. She holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satbayev and a MS in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a GPA of 4.0. Saule has conducted research on new methods of matrix acidizing of carbonate formations in Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan for her bachelor’s degree, and a research on advanced sedimentary analysis of sediments from Marmara Gölü, Turkey for her master’s thesis.

Staff's Publications


March 11, 2021

Severe droughts in Turkey: Causes and Solutions

Recently, news agencies around the globe disseminated news regarding an issue of intense droughts in Turkey, saying that the water levels in water reservoirs in and near the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, had reached the lowest levels in the past 15 years. As of January 13, 2021, water levels […]
March 7, 2021

Global Environmental Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic and resulted lock-downs and border closures have significantly affected livelihoods of all people around the globe, resulting in a number of negative effects, such as COVID-19 related death and infection rates, economic crises due to closures of businesses and travel bans, school and university closures and as a […]
January 17, 2021

A Promising Green Energy Resource in Kazakhstan: Solar Power

Kazakhstan is rich in different mineral resources, oil, gas and coal being the most important ones for the economy of the country. Therefore, since independence, the government of Kazakhstan mainly focused on developing the fossil fuel industry rather than alternative energy resources. However, due to its geographic location, the country […]
December 10, 2020

Potential of Wind Energy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country rich both in fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. However, in the light of recent global developments such as unstable energy market, limited amounts of fossil fuels and deteriorating environmental conditions, the country took a course of developing renewable energy sources. The basic principle of the […]
November 1, 2017

Environmental Issues and Regulations at the Kashagan Oilfield

The Kashagan oilfield is located in the nature reserve area of the northern part of the Caspian Sea. The waters here are shallow with depth of two to ten meters. Moreover, the area has an extreme weather conditions with hot summers and cold winters. Due to the shallowness of waters […]
June 21, 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of global objectives aimed at achieving tenable and poverty-free world by 2030. The SDGs is a successor of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an international agenda aimed at halving world poverty, stopping […]
June 13, 2017

Successful Mining of “Flammable Ice”.

According to the China Geographical Survey, China has successfully mined so-called “flammable ice,” officially known as methane hydrates, in the South China Sea, which is a remarkable event since this is the first case of successful methane extraction from hydrates. 16 thousand cubic meters of gas is being extracted daily […]
June 13, 2017

Indian Solar Power Prices Hit Record Low

Solar power prices in India hit the record low, becoming cheaper than conventional power generation prices. During the auction in Rajasthan, India, Indian power companies, Phelan Energy and Avaada Power, have made an offer to set a price of solar energy to 2.62 rupees per kWh which is a 40% […]
May 19, 2017

Discovery of Deep Sea Rare Elements in the Atlantic Ocean

Researchers from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre have discovered rare minerals in the Atlantic Ocean about 500 kilometers away from the Canary Islands at Tropic Seamount. Tropic Seamount is a 3,000 meter tall mountain which is located 1,000 meters below the surface of the water. The main element discovered in […]
May 10, 2017

US Narrative on Climate Change and How It Would Affect the Paris Deal

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which rolls back Obama’s environmental regulations, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) (BBC, 2017). CPP was aimed at cutting fossil fuels from electricity production in order to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution while helping the country to prepare […]