Mass balance measurements on Tien Shan and Alay glaciers 2013

Following-up on the mass balance measurements during the previous years 2010-2012, new accumulation and ablation measurements at Abramov, Golubin, Akshiirak and Suek Glaciers were taken in July/August this year by a multi-national team of researchers from Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The data will be used to compute the 2012/2013 mass balances of the visited glaciers.

Monitoring station at Golubin Glacier installed

In the end of July 2013, an international team of researchers from Kyrgyzstan, Germany and Switzerland installed a hydrometeorological monitoring station near the Golubin Glacier in the Ala-Archa National Park (Kyrgyzstan). This is the 9th station installed in the frame of the CAWa project in Central Asia.

CAWa at the World Water Week 2013

At this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm dedicated to the topic of “Water cooperation – building partnerships”, the CAWa project co-convened the session “Collaboration in Networks for Water Capacity Development”, which was organized in cooperation with UNDP’s CapNet programme.

CAWA Training Course "Statistical Analysis in Hydrology: Introduction into R"

From December 9th to 13th, 2013, a training course on statistical analysis in hydrology using the free software R will be hold at Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences CAIAG in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The CAWa project invites Ph.D-students, young scientists, academic staff of research institutions and specialists from water management organisations in Central Asia to participate in the course. This course is organized in cooperation with the University of Potsdam and the Centre for International and Environmental Research (ZEU) at Giessen University.