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Current and Future State of Water Resource Management and Environmental Issues in Central Asia

About the Сonference

 

The international conference“Current and Future State of Water Resource Management and Environmental Issues in Central Asia” to be held on June 24th-26th, 2019, was organized within a cooperation project between the American University of Central Asia and USAID. The conference will be a two-day discussion with several parallel sessions on integrated water resource management, and problems of strategic environmental assessment.

Scholars, mostly hydrologists, hydrogeologists, environmentalists, socioeconomic experts, and other relevant stakeholders will be invited to this conference from different part of the world – Europe, Asia, USA, Russia, Central Asia, and West Asia.

The Conference is funded by USAID (The United States Agency for International Development) and American University of Central Asia.

The aim and the major topics of the seminar. The aim of this research project is to lift Afghanistan out of the identified knowledge gap on its water resources and remove existing barriers to sustainable integrated water resource development and management (IWRM) in the Amu Darya Basin, as well as promoting strategic environmental assessment. The American University of Central Asia have been taking the lead in data generation and analysis and is collaborating with research and implementing agencies in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

The main topics of presentations are, but not limited to:

  • Assessment of available water resources at regional and basin scales;
  • Ecologicalbaseflow /environmental flow to keep the health of rivers and lakes,
  • Water needs for a healthy society,
  • Impact of climate change and human activities on water resources, etc.
  • Water resources allocation and management models,
  • Interactions between water resources and ecosystem,
  • Socio-economic aspect as the basis of water resources management,
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing in water resources management and
  • Risk analysis for water resources systems, and related issues.

American University of Central Asia
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Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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