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Our next CAWa-Project remote sensing and GIS training is scheduled for November 2014 in Tashkent in close cooperation with the SIC-ICWC. A workshop on agricultural land use mapping and irrigation water requirement related topics will be held. We have several other inquries from our Central Asian colleagues and partner organizations – options are discussed at… Read More


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Animal movement is critical for maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The study of complex movement patterns and of the factors that control such patterns is essential to inform conservation research and environmental management. Technological advances have greatly increased our ability to track, study, and manage animal movements. But analyzing and contextualizing vast amounts of… Read More


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… Read More


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For the first time we visited Nigeria this year in April. In the capital of the Niger State Minna the WASCAL Masters Program on “Climate Change and Adapted Land Use” is based at the Federal University of Technology (FUT Minna).  Besides some fundamentals on Remote Sensing theories the major topic of this one week course was the… Read More


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In cooperation with the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam and the Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG) a five days training course in the framework of the CAWa initiative (“Water for Central Asia”), financed by the German Foreign Office, was held in August 2013 for participants from the central Asian states Tajikistan,… Read More