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Facing climate and water change impacts in Central Asia

ICWRGC and its partners, the Kazakh-German University, the UNESCO Regional Office in Almaty, and WMO hosted a workshop comprising three events in Almaty (Kazakhstan) from 16 to 20 October. The workshop started with a glacier seminar “Climate Change and Glaciers – Significance and Impact on Water Resources in Central Asia – Tien Shan, Pamir and Hindu Kush Mountains” as the first event, followed by a Hydro-met data workshop and concluded with the OUTLAST stakeholder workshop.

group photo of glacier workshop attendees

Group photo of the attendees of the glacier seminar.

Supported by international experts from WMO, GWP, global glacier and water data centres, regional scientists (e.g. IWMI, CAREC) and competent governmental hydro-met experts from the four Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan attended the events to exchange views on the current situation and common interests for further cooperation.

group photo of data workshop attendees

Group photo of data workshop attendees.

The workshop was implemented within the scope of the German initiative Green Central Asia. It was crowned with success as a lively exchange took place because of the great interest. It was agreed to continue the exchange. To promote future cooperation, DKU and ICWRGC will set up an online platform under the umbrella of Central Green Asia. Furthermore, a 4th regional climate and water data workshop is planned for the second half of 2024.

group photo of outlast workshop attendees

Group photo of OUTLAST-workshop attendees.

Further information can be found in a PDF document summarizing the events which can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

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