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Development of a System of Informational Support of Accepting Intergovernmental Agreements on Using River Water-Power Resources of Central Asia (by the Example of the Syrdarya River)

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-MIN/Monitoring and Instrumentation/Environment
  • ENV-WPC/Water Pollution and Control/Environment

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
Research and Production Center for Environmental Monitoring "RACEM", Russia, Kirov reg., Kirov

Supporting institutes

  • Russian Academy of Sciences / Center for Ecological Safety, Russia, St Petersburg\nInstitute of Water Problems, Hydro-Power Engineering and Ecology, Tajikistan, Dushanbe


  • National Water Research Institute, Canada, ON, Burlington\nUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / College of Arts & Sciences, USA, NC, Chapel Hill

Project summary

Today we have a hard necessity in information support of decision making in the field of management of water supply-hydraulic power resources (WPR) of the Central-Asian region, especially the river Syrdarya basin, which is more exploited, developed and controlled by artificial reservoir storages. The problems of WPR consumption and regulation are rather acute in the river Syrdarya basin, covering 4 Central Asia states. With aim to support the system of water management and water consumption for the river Syrdarya basin it is necessary to collect and to summarize multilateral information of all data sets with attraction on remote sensing data (RSD) An effective mechanism to solve this problem is an opportunity realization for collecting operative information by using a modern networking technology.

The main project’ goal is the information support of decision making system for international agreements, regarding distribution of water supply – hydraulic power potential in drain formation zone (as the example of the Syrdarya river basin). The complex information system is creating to minimize costs of technical control due to maximal usage of informational resources of the distributed international and departmental monitoring systems, as well as RSD integrated into the united network. The system combines organizations – owners of ground level monitoring databases, nature managers and administrative unites.

The main project objectives are:

  • To work out a conceptual-methodical basis of information database of “water-power resources and water consumption”
  • To work out a conception and working program of data collection (informational database system) NIDB. Collection of WPR and water consumption data.
  • To analyze WPR state by using RSD on the base of networking GIS and to demonstrate information granting for decision makers (DM).
  • To create networking GIS and to develop proposals for WPR management.

The project realization will let: - to create the informational-reference database of observation networks; - to include geospatial cartographic data; - to provide operative remote access to information on the base of networking GIS; - to develop methodical techniques, a spatial binding of observant posts, river ranges; - to choose informative characteristics of ground level services and RSD, etc. In such a way we will show the possibility of WPR networking informational system creation.

The “Methodical recommendation”, developed for the drain formation zone of the river Syrdarya basin can be a basis for a system of international agreement acceptance, regarding WPR consumption.


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