Welcome to the CAWa project

Regional Research Network “Water in Central Asia” (CAWa)

Central Asia faces big water-related challenges, among them water scarcity, degrading water quality and inefficient water use. Climate change may even aggravate the situation. These challenges can be met only in a joint effort of all Central Asian states. The CAWa project intends to contribute to a sound scientific and a reliable regional data basis for the development of sustainable water management strategies in Central Asia.

Wilfried Haeberli confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia.

Prof. Wilfried Haeberli will provide a Keynote on "Vanishing high-mountain ice – hydrological challenges at global to local scales" during our International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia, taking place on October 9-11 2018  in Almaty / Kazakhstan.

CAWa Edu Workshop „CAWa Tools in Water and Land Resource Management“ at Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration (TIIAME)

A CAWa Edu Workshop took place at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration from June 13th to 19th 2018.

CAWa summer school 2018 at the German Kazakh University

The 5th Summer School "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources " took place at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty 11-22 June 2018.

International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia – Apply for Travel Grants until May 31 2018!

The participation in the International Symposium (www.cawa-project.net/conference-2018is free of charge.  However, travel expenses might not be covered for everybody!

We offer grants (including travel expenses and accommodation) for a limited number of participants without financial support from their home institution.

International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia – Call for Abstracts is open!

Central Asia, comprising the arid to semi-arid regions of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, faces enormous challenges with regard to the scarcity and the pronounced inter-annual variability of water resources.

CAWa Summer School 2018: Call for Applications

The Call for applications for the annual CAWa Summer School "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources" has been opened. Please submit your documents by 30 April 2018. The Summer School is the fifth in a row and will be held from 11 to 22 June 2018 at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty.

CAWa Project Meeting in Tashkent on the "Validation Strategy for Land Use Classification"

Within the CAWa project, the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission (SIC ICWC) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) held a meeting on ‘Validation Strategy for land use classification’. This meeting was organized within the Work package III: “Online Tool for Monitoring of Land and Water Use Efficiency” on 27th February – 1st March 2018 at SIC ICWC.

CAWa Flyer

CAWa scientists in close cooperation with Central Asian partner organizations developed several tools, all aiming at the improvement of transboundary water management.

These tools cover a broad range of water related applications, such as hydro-meteorological observations in high mountain regions, radar altimetry based monitoring of reservoir levels, remote sensing

based assessments of land use and snow cover and user friendly algorithms for seasonal precipitation and runoff forecasts. The flyer gives an overview of CAWa tools. Interested users are welcome!  

            

Job Announcement

Name of position: Research Associate – Specialist for Remote Sensing and GIS-based analysis

Location of the position: German-Kazakh-University in Almaty, Kazakhstan

                                Deadline for applications: February 27, 2018

                                Employer: CAWa project at Department of Remote Sensing at University of Würzburg and German-

                                Kazakh-University (GKU) in Almaty