Water in Central Asia (CAWa)
- Published: Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:33
- Written by Alexander Zubovich
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- German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany
- Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences
- Hydromet services of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan andUzbekistan German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
- Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), Gissen, Germany
- Julius Maximilians University, Wurzburg, Germany
- Glaciological commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
- University of Idaho, USA
- UNESCO - International Hydrological Program (UNESCO-IHP)
- Scientific-Information Center of the Interstate Coordination Water Commission of the Central Asia (SIC ICWC), Uzbekistan
- Academy of Sciences, Tajikistan
- Hydrometeorological monitoring network and geodatabase
- Regional water resources and climate modeling
- Regional water resources management
- Education and training
- A modern transboundary network of 11 hydro-meteorological monitoring stations located in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan is developed and installed. Each station includes a set of different sensors and satellite data transmission in real time. Sensor Data Storage System (SDSS) is created to collect and store data.
- A regional hydrological model is developed to assess the water resources of the Central Asian region.
- Various scenarios of land and water use impact on hydrological processes are evaluated, and the hydrodynamic role of the Aral Sea is determined.
- Databases, climatological and hydrological models, as well as recommendations for best practice in water use and irrigation are provided.
T. Schone, C. Zech, K. Unger-Shayesteh, V. Rudenko, H. Thoss, H.-U. Wetzel, A. Gafurov, J. Illigner, and A. Zubovich. A new permanent multi-parameter monitoring network in Central Asian high mountains – from measurements to data bases. Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 2, 97–111, 2013 www.geosci-instrum-method-data-syst.net/2/97/2013/ doi:10.5194/gi-2-97-2013