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.

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

WUEMoCA Administrator Training as a Follow-up of the Server Transfer to the SIC ICWC

From October 24 to 27, the Scientific Information Center - Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia (SIC ICWC) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg (Germany) conducted a first joint WUEMoCA administrator training for IT-specialists, programmers as well as GIS and remote sensing experts at the SIC ICWC.

Workshop on "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water Resources" hold at TIIAME

In the frame of CAWa Project, the first workshop on "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water Resources" at TIIAME (Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers) was held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on 7-8 August 2017.

CAWa Summer School 2017: 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 9 April 2017. The Summer School is the fourth in a row and will be held from 5 to 17 June 2017 at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty.

Open position: CAWa Representative in Almaty

In support of our final project phase, we are looking for a highly motivated specialist in geosciences and water research, who would act as a CAWa representative in Almaty. Based at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and in close collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Water Management in Central Asia, she or he would contribute to the dissemination of our project results. For details refer to the Job announcement.

WUEMoCA Workshop sets roadmap for tool implementation

From 21st to 24th November 2016, the second workshop of CAWa Workpackage III “Water Use Efficiency Monitoring” was held in Würzburg (Germany). Project partners from SIC ICWC, CAREC, KRASS, green spin and Würzburg University reviewed the status of the WUEMoCA tool and discussed further steps in tool implementation. The workshop was organized and hosted by the project partner at the Department of Remote Sensing at the Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Würzburg.