CAWa Summer School 2019: Call for Applications

The Call for applications for the annual CAWa Summer School "Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources" has been opened. Please submit your documents by 28 May 2019. The Summer School is the sixth in a row and will be held from 8 to 19 July 2019 at 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 hydrology, including glaciology. 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 project as contribution to the German Water Initiative for Central Asia (“Berlin Process”) launched by the German Federal Foreign Office in 2008.


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).


The CAWa project provides funding for travel, accommodation, and DSA expenses for the accepted participants. VISA for accepted participants from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan will be provided by German-Kazakh University.

For details refer to the Summer School anouncement:

CAWa Summer School 2019 1st Circular, updated 23.04.2019

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