Training course "GIS in Hydrology" announced

From October 25 to 29, 2010, a GIS training with focus on hydrological problems will be held at GFZ in Potsdam. The CAWa project is inviting specialists of the Central Asian hydrometeorological services, research institutions and water management organisations to participate in the course.


GIS as a tool for hydrological studies and water management

GIS play an important role in decision and management support in water resources management and landscape planning, where they are increasingly being used world-wide. They facilitate integrated data management, analysis and visualization for real world applications explicitly considering the spatial dimension. For research on the complex water and land management problems in Central Asia GIS is a valuable tool.

Course concept

The workshop is application-oriented and teaches the participants the general use of ArcGIS 9.3 with lessons of geodata integration of distributed sources, geodata management, sensor integration and map visualization. A special focus is set on hydrological data and the work with the ESRI® ArcHydro extension. It will include methods of information exchange and the experience on the use of GIS in research, resources management and decision support applications. 

The workshop will transfer knowledge and experience of the German Research Center for Geosciences and the Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences to the experts of the Hydrometeorological Services and other water-related institutions in the Central Asian states. The training will enable the participants to independently work with GIS and apply the technology to their own projects in future.

The course concept is prepared to adapt the program to specific requests of the participants. These are invited to bring data of their current GIS projects.

Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of the software ArcGIS 9 user interface and experience in GIS projects. 

For details, please see the invitation flyer.


You are a GIS user working in a water-related institution in Central Asia? 

You are interested in participating in the training? 

Then, please send us your application and your abstract by 1st October 2010 using the application form.

Contact the organizers

Stephan Duckert

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
phone +49 331 288-1038

Cholpon Zhaparkulova
CAIAG Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences
phone: +996 312 555454-220