We are happy to announce the following invited speakers for our International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia:

Prof. Wilfried Haeberli

"Vanishing high-mountain ice – hydrological challenges at global to local scales"

Prof. Haeberli is a renowned glacialogist who was appointed as a professor at the Department of Geography, ETH Zurich in 1995. During his long-lasting scientific career he has been engaged with environmental glaciology and geomorphodynamics of high-mountain areas as well as with cryopsphere-hydrosphere interactions. His research is especially related to climate-related glacier and permafrost monitoring, slope movements and natural hazards.

He has been heavily involved in the World Glacier Monitoring Service for many years and also served a lead author of the IPCC report (working Grop II).

Prof. Haeberli is author or co-author of more than 150 international publications about high mountain regions, including Central Asia.

Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy

"Water and Land Management in Central Asia – Present Situation and Future Perspectives"

Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy is the Director of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Water Coordination in Central Asia (SIC ICWC) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). He is a noted expert and active water specialist in Central Asia with a long experience and outstanding expertise from his memberships and leads in Central Asian water partnerships (e.g., Interstate Coordination of Water Commission, International Fund for Aral Sea Saving, Global Water Partnership of Central Asia and Caucasus, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage in the World Water Council, and International Water Resources Association). He published more than 350 articles and 22 monographs and supervised 18 PhD students on the water management, advance irrigated agriculture, and perspective planning of water development. He worked in Central Asia, but also as consultant in India, Nicaragua, Syria, Yemen and other states.