Announcement : ONLINE CAWa Green Summer School 2021 : Call for Application

The Call for applications for the 7th ONLINE Summer School from 14 to 25 June 2021

"Water in the Aral Sea Basin under Climate Change - Management and policy challenges from data and knowledge perspectives"


has been opened. Please submit your documents by 21 May 2021. The Summer School is the seventh in a row and will take place online in cooperation with the German-Kazakh University in Almaty.


The Summer School will introduce into innovative methods and tools for the analysis and monitoring of water and land resources in Central Asia. These methods are of great value in a framework of integrated water and land resources management.

The 2-week Summer School will combine theoretical lectures and practical exercises with discussion sessions on the implementation of new methods and tools in managing water and land resources in Central Asia. The programme will include an in-depth introduction into geographical information systems (GIS), an overview on remote sensing applications for land and water resources monitoring, an introduction into climatological data analysis and an introduction to GRACE. For the practical exercises in data analysis, the participants will use open source tools such as QGIS ( for spatial analysis, and R ( for statistical analysis.

The Summer School is organized within the frame of the CAWa-Green project as contribution to the Part of the Green Central Asia Initiative launched by the German Federal Foreign Office (Project period 2020-2022).



The Summer School addresses dedicated master and PhD students as well as junior university teachers and researchers with interest in geoscientific tools for Integrated Water and Land Resources Management and its practical implementation. Eligible are participants from the following Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. Participants will be selected based on their application documents (motivation letter, CV).