Training on land use and irrigation planning and monitoring

On December 2, 2014, SIC ICWC and the Centre for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) of Giessen University organized a training for specialists of Water User Associations and provincial water-planning authorities at the Syrdarya-Sokh Basin Irrigation System Administration in Fergana (Uzbekistan). The focus of the workshop was on the presentation of future scenarios of socio-economic development and climate change in the Fergana valley, and the discussion of adaptation options.

Third Training on operation and maintenance of CAWa monitoring stations

The third training on the operation and maintenance of the automated hydrometeorological monitoring stations installed in the frame of the CAWa project was held at CAIAG (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), 8-12 December 2014. 17 Participants from the Hydrometerological Services of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as well as from CAIAG were trained in the set-up of the monitoring stations, configuration of sensors and required maintenance works.

Second CAWa monitoring station in Uzbekistan installed

The regional hydrometeorological monitoring network of the CAWa project has been further extended with the installation of the Maidantal station in the Pskem river basin in Uzbekistan. The station was installed in September 2014 in joint efforts by the Uzbek Hydrometeorological service, the UNDP “Climate Risk Management in Uzbekistan” programme, GFZ and CAIAG. It is operated by UzHydromet.

CAWa Summer School at German-Kazakh University in Almaty

From May 12th to 24th, 2014, the CAWa Summer School on „Methods and tools for the assessment, modeling and monitoring of Central Asian water and land resources“ was held at the German-Kazakh University (DKU), Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. In the Summer School particpated 22 bachelor and master students but also young university teachers from the five countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

Mass balance measurements on Tien Shan and Alay glaciers 2013

Following-up on the mass balance measurements during the previous years 2010-2012, new accumulation and ablation measurements at Abramov, Golubin, Akshiirak and Suek Glaciers were taken in July/August this year by a multi-national team of researchers from Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The data will be used to compute the 2012/2013 mass balances of the visited glaciers.

Monitoring station at Golubin Glacier installed

In the end of July 2013, an international team of researchers from Kyrgyzstan, Germany and Switzerland installed a hydrometeorological monitoring station near the Golubin Glacier in the Ala-Archa National Park (Kyrgyzstan). This is the 9th station installed in the frame of the CAWa project in Central Asia.

CAWa at the World Water Week 2013

At this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm dedicated to the topic of “Water cooperation – building partnerships”, the CAWa project co-convened the session “Collaboration in Networks for Water Capacity Development”, which was organized in cooperation with UNDP’s CapNet programme.

CAWA Training Course "Statistical Analysis in Hydrology: Introduction into R"

From December 9th to 13th, 2013, a training course on statistical analysis in hydrology using the free software R will be hold at Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences CAIAG in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The CAWa project invites Ph.D-students, young scientists, academic staff of research institutions and specialists from water management organisations in Central Asia to participate in the course. This course is organized in cooperation with the University of Potsdam and the Centre for International and Environmental Research (ZEU) at Giessen University.

CAWA Training Course "Remote Sensing for Hydrological Monitoring"

From August 5th to 9th, 2013, a training course with focus on Remote Sensing for Hydrological Monitoring will be hold at Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences CAIAG in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The CAWa project invits specialists of the Central Asian hydrometeorological services, research institutions and water management organisations to participate in the course. This course is organized in cooperation with the  and the University of Würzburg Faculty of Geography and Geology Department of Remote Sensing.

CAWa experts support transboundary river basin authorities

Between October 2012 and March 2013, CAWa experts from the University of Wuerzburg supported initial steps towards the establishment of transboundary river basin authorities envisaged in the Isfara river basin, shared by Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and the Murghab-Tedjen river basin, shared by Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. In the frame of the Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme (TWMCA) implemented by the “Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) as part of the “Berlin Process”, the researchers assisted in the generation of detailed land use maps, as well as the assessment of climate change impact and natural hazards.