Workshop on Central Asia
An exploration of climate science in Central Asia -
moving towards frontiers of knowledge and action

Oct 4 - 6, 2021 | Online

Preliminary Agenda


Monday October 4, 2021 (12:00 – 15:00 UTC)
(Moscow 15:00 – 18:00 // Almaty – Bishkek: 18:00 – 21:00 // Tashkent 17:00 – 20:00)

12:00 – 12:05    Welcome and Introduction  β€“  Peter van Oevelen (GEWEX)

12:05 – 12:20    Introduction to the Water Resources Situation in Central Asia  β€“  Zheenbek Kulenbekov (AUCA)

12:20 – 12:35    Introduction to Glacial Retreat  β€“  Kristine Tovmasyan (UNESCO)

12:35 – 12:50    The Water, Energy, Food Nexus in Central Asia  β€“  Kakhramon Djumobaev (IWMI)

12:50 – 13:05    Water Policy in Central Asia and Climate Change  β€“  Natalia Chemayeva (IFAS)

13:05 – 13:20    Climate Change and Agriculture in Central Asia  –  Kanat Sultanaliev (AUCA)

Break

13:40 – 14:40    Discussion  β€“  Michael Brody (AUCA and GMU)

14:40 – 15:00    Wrap up and Introduction to Day 2  β€“  Jon Padgham (START)


Tuesday October 5, 2021 (12:00 – 15:00 UTC)
(Moscow 15:00 – 18:00 // Almaty – Bishkek: 18:00 – 21:00 // Tashkent 17:00 – 20:00)

12:00 – 12:15    Summary of Day 1, key messages  β€“  Peter van Oevelen (GEWEX)

12:15 – 12:35    Water resources and climate  β€“  Zheenbek Kulenbekov, (AUCA)

12:35 – 12:35    Hydrologic modeling in Central Asia  β€“  Midhail Bolgov (WPI, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Break

12:45 – 14:45    Princeton Climate Institute (PCI) Model  β€“  Justin Sheffield (PCI)

14:45 – 15:00    Wrap up and Introduction to Day 3  β€“  Michael Brody (AUCA and GMU)


Wednesday October 6, 2021 (12:00 – 14:00 UTC)
(Moscow 15:00 – 17:00 // Almaty – Bishkek: 18:00 – 20:00 // Tashkent 17:00 – 19:00)

12:00 – 12:10    Summary of Day 2, key messages  β€“  Jon Padgham (START)

12:10 – 12:30    Lessons learned Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) Africa  β€“  Chris Lennard (CSAG-UCT)

12:30 – 12:50    Climate change and capacities to faceΒ it: state ofΒ education and research in Central Asia  β€“  Bota Sharipova (IHE-Delft)

Break

13:00 – 13:45    The way forward: skills, knowledge and connectivity needed to achieve stronger capacities for responding to climate risks  β€“  TBD

13:45 – 14:00    Wrap up and end of Workshop  β€“  Peter van Oevelen (GEWEX)