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2017-02-28 Kyrgyzstan:Reaction of Glaciers and Water Resources of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) to the Changing Climate at Water Flow Formation Zones


Reaction of Glaciers and Water Resources of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) to the Changing Climate at Water Flow Formation Zones

Description of the project offered: 
Strengthening and improving the sustainable management of the Central Asian system of glaciers and associated river basins in cooperation of interested organizations in order to reduce risks and vulnerabilities caused by climate change.

We have identified the following strategic components of the project to get comprehensive knowledge on adaptation and mitigation of climate change on public and buried glaciers needed to make informed decisions in predicting river flows so important for the Aral Sea Basin.
The project consists of the following components:
Component A. Monitoring of glaciers, the study and forecasting of glacial and climate change and related natural disasters glaciers on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.
The objectives of the component are:
• Monitoring of glaciers;
• Update the catalogue of glaciers;
• Assess ice resources of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan, taking into account reserves of ice in glaciers booked;
• Continue research for the purpose of long-term forecasting of glaciation and climate. Make it proposed in two areas: Glaciology, lithology and palaeolimnological (lakes chatyr-kul and others.);
• Monitor glacial alpine lakes and spatial prediction mudflow activities related to the breakthroughs of these lakes.

Component B. Mathematical models of the dynamics of mountain glaciers.
The aim of the research is a long-term forecast of mountain glaciers characteristics (area, volume, flow value) under various scenarios of climate change.

Component C. Modelling the hydrological balance of rivers and lakes in Kyrgyzstan.
The aim will be a simulation of a local and regional scale river basins and lakes by using innovative methods. One component is the simulation of groundwater flow in order to study the influence on the hydrological balance in general.

Component D. Adaptation of modes of operation of reservoirs Lower Naryn cascade to the processes of climate change in Central Asia.
As part of the project is expected to conduct extensive research and development of Operation of the Rules of Toktogul HPP and Lower Naryn Cascade, as well as measures for adapting to climate change.

Relation to the work program.
The project is aimed at further development of a coherent European Research Area open to the world through increased cooperation and coordination of national research programs in the participating EU Member States and partner countries on international cooperation. Project activities focused on the support of the priorities identified in the strategic research and innovation agenda of the JPI Water under the theme "Closing the water gap - Eliminating water shortages (SC5-33-2017), when H2020-SC5-2016- 2017. In order to achieve competition already mentioned, the mutual understanding in the field of research objectives / monitoring and harmonizing them with decision-making on water resources management.
Project proposer:   Almaz Asipjanov (Kyrgyzstan)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  CALL: SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-SCC-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
Our organization is interested and is looking for the partners who will lead and coordinate the above mentioned project proposal. 
Expertise sought: Regional development, Economic aspects, Project management methodologies, Water resource management, Mathematics. Statistics, Earth sciences, Meteorology, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Research, , Education, Consultancy, 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, 

Call for proposal specific information
The referenced call for proposals has no specific fields defined.