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.

Special Issue : Central Asian Journal of Water Research

Innovative tools and methods in water and land resource management in Central Asia

International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia, held in Almaty from 9th to 11th November 2018.

From 9th to 11th October, 2018 the “International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia“ took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The scientific conference was organized in the framework of the „Central Asia Water“ (CAWa) project, as part of the German Initiative for Central Asia (“Berlin Process”) and was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (grant no. AA7090002).

CAWa Edu Workshop „CAWa Tools in Water and Land Resource Management“ at the National Agrarian University of Kyrgyzstan

A CAWa Edu Workshop took place at the National Agrarian University of Kyrgyzstan on October 12th to 17th 2018.

WATER SPECIALIST VIKTOR A. DUKHOVNIY CONFIRMED AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WATER AND LAND RESOURCES IN CENTRAL ASIA

Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy will provide a keynote on “Water and Land Management in Central Asia – Present Situation and Future Perspective” at the International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia, taking place October 09-11, 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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.