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.

First Regional MODSNOW User Workshop held in Tashkent

From 1st to 5th of August 2016, the first Regional MODSNOW User Workshop was held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The workshop was hosted by the Uzbek Hydrometeorological Service (Uzhydromet) and its Drought Monitoring Centre. Overall 20 participants from the national hydrometeorological services of the five Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as scientists from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan took part in the workshop.

22 Young Scientists trained in 3rd CAWa Summer School

The 3rd Summer School "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources - From field measurements to spatial analysis" took place at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty 6-18 June 2016. Overall 22 young master and PhD students as well as young specialists from government agencies and research institutions from six countries participated in the two-week training.

Workshop discusses improvement of seasonal runoff forecasts

Within the 2nd work package of the CAWa project, the workshop “Statistical Models to Improve the Seasonal Runoff Forecast in Central Asian River Basins” was held in Almaty, 9-10 June 2016. Overall 24 participants, among them specialists from the forecasting departments of the national Hydrometeorological services of the five Central Asian countries and researchers from regional and German institutions discussed the state of seasonal runoff forecasting in Central Asia and the potential for improvement. CAWa researchers presented first preliminary results from statistical models which promise good forecasting results in data scarce Central Asian river basins.

Policy Briefs of the "German Water Initiative for Central Asia"

Launched in 2014, the series of Policy Briefs presents the main outcomes, experiences, conclusions and recommendations from the three components of the “German Water Initiative for Central Asia”. By the end of 2015, overall four Policy Briefs have been published in English and Russian, covering the topics of how earth observation technologies may contribute to informed decision making (no. 1), how to implement joint planning and management of transboundary river basins (no. 2), future scenarios for water management in the Fergana valley (no. 3), and best practices in capacity building and developing (no. 4).

First National WUEMoCA User Forum in Uzbekistan

On 10 December 2015, the first National WUEMoCA (“Water Use Efficiency Monitor in Central Asia”) User Forum was held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The meeting gathered 20 representatives from the Basin Water Organisations Amudarya and Syrdarya, Basin Irrigation System Administrations, Irrigation System Administrations, and research institutions from all over Uzbekistan. Researchers and WUEMoCA developers from Wuerzburg University and SIC ICWC presented the preliminary version of the WUEMoCA web-tool, and discussed the specific requirements by users in irrigation management organisations.