ZEF co-organizes training workshop in Uzbekistan on Challenges of sustainable water use in arid and semi-arid regions under conditions of climate change

September 03, 2009.  

The international workshop will take place in Tashkent and Urgench from September 28 until October 1 2009 and is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


The workshop is co-organized by the ZEF/UNESCO Project in Urgench, Uzbekistan, the Regional Center for Urban Water Management in Teheran, Iran, and the Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus and Program Facilitation Unit of ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Around 30 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Germany, India, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Yemen, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are expected to take part.


The main objectives of this 2‐day training course are:

a) To strengthen human resources and institutional capacity building to

enhance awareness on global change issues.

b) To familiarize participants with climate change

and variability concepts and modeling.

c) To familiarize participants with concepts and

technologies in water resources management for

mitigating the impact of water stress and climate


d) To provide the participants on opportunities to

share their ideas and view‐points.