Session 7 : Practical implementation of scientific results and capacity building : Towards sustainable development in Central Asia

(Chair: Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt, University of Würzburg, Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, DKU)

The session focusses on the development and implementation of sustainable water management techniques from different perspectives (e.g. data driven, informed decision making, capacity building and development cooperation). We are inviting in particular contributions with regard to open source tools for environmental monitoring, regional data, databases, access to data and knowledge management. Constraints and potentials of global open source data sets, space-borne and air-borne remote sensing and geographical information systems under data scarcity are considered as further important topics for this session.

Furthermore, we are looking for contributions highlighting lessons learnt in regional capacity building and innovations in educational programs on water management at various academic levels.  Perspectives from practice on transboundary and regional water management in Central Asia are welcome, as well as studies on the use of scientific results in regional projects, development cooperation and for policy recommendations. Examples for potential future pathways will round off the session.