CAWA summer school Almaty

CAWA summer school Almaty

From May 12th to 24th, 2014, a CAWa Summer School on „Methods and tools for the assessment, modeling and monitoring of  Central Asian water and land resources“ was held at the German-Kazakh University (DKU), Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Summer School introduced scientific concepts, methods and tools for the analysis, modeling and monitoring of land and water resources in Central Asia. These methods are of great value in a framework of integrated water and land resources management (IWRM and IWLM, respectively).

The 2-week Summer School combined theoretical lectures and practical exercises with discussion sessions on the implementation of IWRM and IWLM in Central Asia. The programme included an introduction to geographical-informational systems (GIS), an overview on remote sensing applications for land and water resources monitoring, an introduction to hydrometeorological monitoring techniques, climate change impact assessment, and assessment of irrigation efficiencies. The summer school was organized in the frame of the German Water Initiative for Central Asia (“Berlin Process”), which has been launched by the German Federal Foreign Office and is being implemented by DKU, the GIZ Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia Programme and the CAWa project.

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Lecturers from the University of Wuerzburg were Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad, and Fabian Löw (University of Wuerzburg).

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