On September 28, 2022, the Sputnik Azerbaijan news portal published an article by Zulfiyya Guliyeva entitled "The Caspian Sea is getting shallower again". The author addressed the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, ANAS and Khazar University with a request about this.
Rovshan Abbasov, head of the Department of Geography and Environment of Khazar University, doctor of philosophy in geography, said in his statement that "The decrease of water in the Caspian is related to water use and climate changes, and the decrease of river water flowing into the Caspian." He noted that "the main river that brings water to the Caspian Sea is the Volga River, and 80 percent of the water flows here through the Volga River. We have to adapt to the level reductions in all cases. Greenery should be planted in areas with a drop in the level of the Caspian Sea. In addition, the use of water from the Kura River, which flows into the Caspian Sea, should be reduced. These can gradually prevent the lowering of the level of the Caspian Sea."