Author: Sarah Schoenbrodt-Stitt

Lecturers from University of Würzburg Trained Young Scientists and Specialists in GIS and Remote Sensing in the 4th CAWa Summer School

42 young master and PhD students as well as junior university teachers and specialists from government agencies and research institutions participated into the two-week 4th CAWa Summer School “Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources” (June 5-17, 2017) that was hosted by the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Participants came from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan as well as from Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the first week (June 5-8, 2017), trainers from the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg (Lucia Morper-Busch and Dimo Dimov) together with two...

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Call for applications: CAWa Summer School 2017

CAWa Summer School 2017 “Methods and Tools for the Assessment and Monitoring of Central Asian Water and Land Resources” 05 – 17 June, 2017 at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan   The CAWa Summer School addresses master and PhD students and junior university teachers and researchers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan interested in innovative methods and tools for the analysis and monitoring of water and land resources in Central Asia.  Theoretical lectures will comprise an in-depth introduction to geographical information systems (GIS), an overview on remote sensing applications for land and water resources monitoring, an introduction to climatological data analysis, and an introduction to glaciology. In practical exercises focusing on data analysis, the CAWa Summer School participants will use open source tools such as QGIS for spatial analysis, R for statistical analysis, and PCI Geomatica for satellite data processing. For further details on dates, venues, organizers and funding as well as for further information on how to apply, please see the website of the CAWa project with linked circular and application form.      ...

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open position: Research Associate – Local Representative of the Regional Research Network ‘Water in Central Asia’

    Name of position: 1 Research Associate – Local Representative of the Regional Research Network ‘Water in Central Asia’ Location of the position: Almaty, Kazakhstan Deadline for applications: March 1, 2017 Employer: CAWa and German Kazakh University in Almaty   The regional research network ‘Water in Central Asia’ (CAWa) with project partners in Germany and Central Asia is looking for a highly self-motivated, independently working, communicative, and team-oriented fulltime (100%) research associate, starting from April 2017 until April 2018 with possibility for prolongation. Main tasks of the successful candidate lie in the active representation of the entire CAWa project in Central Asia with the periodic notification of findings and significant contribution to disseminating and presenting the project to decision makers and scientific and governmental organizations/institutions. Support in capacity building is also expected from the candidate. The successful candidate willconduct organizational, advisory, and scientific tasks in an international, ambitious and committed team. We offer to work in a strong international network with numerous organizations in research and practice. The successful candidate will need to be able to familiarize himself or herself fast with the project contents and processes, goals, methods, and findings. In case of mutual interest of the project partners and the successful candidate, a further career at the GKU is possible.   Our project The CAWa project has started in June 2008 and has since then been...

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Public Talk by Water Specialist in Central Asia Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy

Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy is the Director of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Water Coordination in Central Asia (SIC ICWC) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). He is a noted expert and active water specialist in Central Asia with long experiences from his memberships and leads in water partnerships (Interstate Coordination of Water Commission, the International Fund for Aral Sea Saving, Global water Partnership of Central Asia and Caucasus, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage in the World Water Council, and in the International Water Resources Association). He published more than 350 articles and 22 monographs and prepared 18 PhD students on the water management, advance irrigated agriculture, and perspective planning of water development. He worked in Central Asia, but also as consultant in India, Nicaragua, Syria, Yemen and other states. (http://amudaryabasin.net) Within the framework of a CAWa/WP3 workshop in November 2016 hosted by the Department of Remote Sensing, Prof. Dr. Dukhovniy V.A. will give a public lecture for the geographical colloquium of the Institute of Geography and Geology at the University of Würzburg.   22 th November 2016 Viktor A. Dukhovniy, PhD, Director of SIC-ICWC (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) “Water and Land Management in Central Asia – Present Situation and Future Perspective” 04:00 p.m. (16:00 Uhr) c.t., lecture hall HS222   Abstract Water and Land Management in Central Asia – Present Situation and Future Perspective Its location in...

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