Conference Program

Schedule: International Symposium on Water and Land Resources in Central Asia 
9-11 October 2018, Almaty, Kazakhstan
October 8th 
18:00Registration of Participants
October 9th  
08:00Registration of Participants
Opening Session
09:30WelcomeLars Gerlitz
09:40Welcome Speech FFOConsul General Jörn Rosenberg
09:50Welcome Speech GFZSergiy Vorogushyn
10:00Welcome Speech GKUOlga Moskovchenko
10:10CAWa OverviewAbror Gafurov
10:30Coffee Break 
Session 1: Climate Variability and Change
11:00IntroductionSession Chair: Lars Gerlitz
11:10Hydrometeorological observations and sensor data storage in Central AsiaCornelia Zech (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
11:30Linking of long-term precipitation variability over Central Asia with Atlantic multidecadal oscillation Ekaterina Fedotova (Global energy Problems Laboratory, Moscow Power engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia)
11:50Variability of the cold season climate in Central Asia - Drivers and Predictability Lars Gerlitz (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
12:10Large-scale climate change meets Pamiri villages. Looking at climatic change in Central Asia through different spatial and methodological lensesIsabell Haag (University of Bayreuth, Research Group of Climatology,  Bayreuth, Germany)
12:30Application of SWAT for climate change projection of Khulm river basin, AfghanistanShoaib Saboory (National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) , Somura Hiroaki (Shimane University, Shimane, Japan)
12:50Lunch Break 
Session 2: Modelling and Monitoring the Cryosphere
14:10IntroductionSession Chairs: Martin Hölzle, Tomas Saks
14:20The value of remote sensing based regional snowline information in explaining glacier mass balance in Central AsiaAbror Gafurov (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
14:40Calculation and visualization of the space-time distribution of the norm and gradients of snow density in the Amu Darya basinDavron Eshmuratov (Hydrometeorological scientific research institute under UzHydromet, Uzbekistan)
15:00Numerical estimation of snow avalanches contribution into accumulation on Tian Shan glaciersAnton Lazarev (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Russia)
15:20Quantifying the contributions of runoff components to streamflow using hydrological modeling and tracer measurements in a glacierized basin, Central Asia Sergiy Vorogushyn (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
15:40Characteristics and evolution of ice-debris landforms in the Tien ShanTobias Bolch (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
16:00Poster Session and Coffee Break 
17:30Vanishing high-mountain ice – hydrological challenges at global to local scales Wilfried Haeberli (Keynote Speaker 1)
18:30End of Day 1 
19:00Welcome Dinner 
October 10th
Session 3: Hydrology: Observations, Processes, Forecasting
09:00IntroductionSession Chair: Abror Gafurov
09:10Seasonal forecasting of reservoir inflows in Central Asia using remote climate drivers Samuel Dixon (Loughborough University, Department of Geography, Leicestershire, UK)
09:30Statistical forecast of seasonal discharge in Central Asia using observational records: development of a generic linear modelling tool for operational water resource management Heiko Apel (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
09:50Satellite monitoring of the water reservoirs of Vakhsh cascadelldar Mukhamedjanov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
10:10Effects of dryland plantation forests on evapotranspiration, soil water dynamics, seepage and dischargeKai Schwärzel (United Nations University, Dresden, Germany)
10:30Water in Central Asia - lake and reservoir level monitoring with Radar AltimetryJulia Illigner (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
10:50Coffee Break 
Session 4:  Using Water and Land resources: Challenges and suitable solutions
11:20IntroductionSession Chairs: Christopher Conrad, Maik Netzband
11:30Indicator-based assessment of the complex state of water use in the Aral Sea Basin Maik Netzband (University of Würzburg, Green Spin, Würzburg, Germany)
11:50Integrated remote sensing approach to detect soil salinity in the irrigated lands of Uzbekistan Tolmasbek Boltaev (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU), Berlin, Germany)
12:10Comparative analysis of wheat crop’s yield response to optimal and conventional irrigation practices in lower Kabul river basin, Afghanistan Atiqurrahman Jalil (Wageningen University and Research Center (WUR),Wageningen, the Netherlands)
12:30Remote sensing-based vegetation indices for monitoring vegetation change dynamics in the arid and semi-arid regions of Central AsiaDildora Aralova (Dresden Technology University, Dresden, Germany; Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Karlsruhe, Germany)
12:50Operational management of field water use using RS-measurementsGalina Stulina ( SIC ICWC)
Session 5: Natural Hazards and Risk
14:30IntroductionMichael Hagenlocher
14:40SAR Interferometry and Object-Based Image analysis for landslide mapping in south-eastern Kazakhstan Venera Junisbekova (Institute of Ionosphere,  Almaty, Kazakhstan)
15:00Methodical aspects of using aerospace data for monitoring hazardous natural phenomenaMaira Razakova (National center of space researches and technologies (JCS), Almaty, Kazakhstan)
15:20Identification of drought intensity-frequency curves of Syrdarya river basin in Central AsiaAsset Yegizbayeva, Nurlan Bekmukhamedov (National center of space researches and technologies (JCS), Almaty, Kazakhstan)
15:40Remote sensing for risk assessment of crop productivity in Central Asia based on drought and crop phenology change Nurgul Aitekeyeva (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
16:00The potential and uptake of Remote Sensing for developing Agricultural Index Insurance in Central Asia Sarvarbek Eltazarov, (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)) 
16:20Poster Session and Coffee Break 
17:30Water and Land Management in Central Asia – Present Situation and Future PerspectivesViktor Dukhovny (Keynote Speaker 2)
18:30End of Day 2 
October 11th  
Session 6: Agricultural Transition and natural Resource management
09:00IntroductionSession Chairs: Nodir Djanibekov, Stefanos Xenarios
09:10Assessing water use, energy use, and carbon emissions in lift irrigated areas: a case study from Karshi Steppe in UzbekistanKakhramon Djumaboev (International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Central Asia Office, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
09:30The effect of irrigation service delivery and training in agronomy on crop choice in TajikistanMarie-Charlotte Buisson (International Water Management Institute, CGIAR, New-Delhi, India)
09:50Attitudes towards cooperation among farmers in water use in Samarkand province Abdusame Tadjiev (Samarkand Veterinary Medicine Institute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
10:10Water policies, international development and hydro social relations in Central Asia Andrea Zinzani (University of Bologna & Global Development Institute, Bologna, Italy; University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
10:30Virtual water trade flows in the agricultural sector of the Central Asian region: case of the Kyrgyz Republic Gulnara Nurieva (American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
10:50Coffee Break 
Session 7: Practical Implementation of scientific results and capacity building
11:20IntroductionSession Chairs: Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt, Barbara Janusz-Pawletta
11:30Cybercartography for pasture management: storytelling through participatory mapping to incorporate traditional knowledge in Naryn Province, KyrgyzstanJason Wong (Carleton University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ottawa, Canada)
11:50Integrating climate information into local development planning – a case from the high mountainous regions in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Elena Barth  (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany)
12:10Improved, innovative and decentralized Knowledge Management - the Open-Source K-LinkStéphane Henriod (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany )
12:30Remote sensing and GIS for regional land and water management in Central Asia: Lessons learnt and a call for viable cooperation Christopher Conrad (University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany)
12:50Water sciences and transboundary water governance in Central AsiaJenniver Sehring (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands)
13:10Lunch Break 
14:30Panel Discussion :  Challenges and Opportunities in Water Research and Management in Central Asia
16:30Farewell and ClosureAbror Gafurov, Lars Gerlitz
17:00Coffee and End of Day 3