event 11 janv. 2021 time 20:00 CT

Webinar // Groundwater Sustainability in Central Asia: Advancing Institutional Capacity in Karakalpakstan, a Former Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Taraz Regional University present the first session of their seminar series Groundwater Sustainability in Central Asia: Advancing Institutional Capacity in Karakalpakstan, a Former Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan. Today’s session compares undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as well as faculty development and administrative practices in support of water resources programs.

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11 January 8-9.30 pm CET / 12 January 8-9.30 am KZT

Through this project and a free four-part webinar series, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute will examine the potential for water and land reclamation, explore innovative models and tools for ground- and surface-water resources management, examine water quality monitoring and reuse, uses for remote sensing in irrigated agriculture, compare water resources programs to help establish long-term scholar exchanges in this region.

Today’s session compares undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as well as faculty development and administrative practices in support of water resources programs.

Speakers:

• Tohirjon Sultanov, Tashkent Inst. Ag. Mechanization, UZ
• Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE USA

Freshwater in Central Asia is unevenly distributed and has been severely impacted by historical agricultural production. Yet, agriculture is a way of life for large portions of the citizens of Central Asian countries.

The region of Karakalpakstan in northwestern Uzbekistan was once a thriving area supported by extensive irrigation within the Aral Sea basin. It now suffers from extensive droughts, upstream diversions from the Amu and Syr Darya rivers for irrigation, as well as severely impacted water quality.

Through this project and webinar series, we will:

• Identify agricultural areas within this region with potential for reclamation
• Explore innovative models and tools for:
- Ground- and surface-water resources management
- Water quality monitoring and reuse
- Remote sensing
- Land use under irrigated agriculture
• Compare water resources programs
• Develop new research directions and collaborations
•Establish long-term scholar exchanges among participating institutions

Funded by:
American Councils for International Education Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN)

Hosted by:
Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Taraz Regional University named after M.K.Dulaty, Kazakhstan

Date

11 January 8-9.30 pm CET / 12 January 8-9.30 am KZT

Registration

Register on Zoom here

Contact

Tina Schmiers

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