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.

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.