Specialists of the hydrometeorological services of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have studied methods of the hydrological model calibration

19 September 2018


September 13-14 in Almaty and September 17-18 in Dushanbe the national technical workshops on hydrological modeling for specialists of hydrometeorological centers of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan (Kazhydromet and Tajikhydromet) were held respectively.

The workshops are an integral part of the training activities led by the CAMP4ASB project for capacity building in the region on climate projections, modelling hydrology responses, and impacts assessment on key sectors and ecosystems. The workshops are aimed at practicing the modeling methods in the pilot river basins of each country. 


The training course is organized within the framework of the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB) implemented by the Regional environmental center for Central Asia with financial support of the World Bank.


The workshops consisted of practical exercises where specialists used hydrological modeling methods to assess the impact of climate change on hydrological regimes in pilot river basins. The specialists studied such methods of data processing and visualization as R and R-studio, and also learned how to calibrate parameters of the SWIM model for more accurate assessment of the impact of climate change on the regime of rivers. The participants have practiced their skills on the pilot basins of the rivers Bukhtarma, Yesil and Zhabai in Kazakhstan, and Kafirnigan and Zeravshan rivers in Tajikistan.

Expert support for the training program is provided by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany. PIK experts will continue their assistance to local stakeholders in these Central Asian for assessment of hydrological responses to climate change on the targeted pilot basins. The prospective findings of these assessments would allow identify priority adaptation measures.


Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB)