Water is an important factor in the functioning of any society. For Kazakhstan, as a landlocked country dealing with shortage and excess, water is of great importance. Over the last few years we have seen declining water flows in the rivers in West-Kazakhstan and a significant drop in water level in the Caspian Sea. In 2020 even East-Kazakhstan was confronted with drought and several reservoirs reached critical levels.

In this webinar we would like to inform you about what is happening with regard to the major water systems in Kazakhstan and take a look at which role climate change may play in these phenomena. Furthermore we will inform you about a recent initiative started in the Netherlands to develop approaches, information and tools that can support actors at multiple levels to prevent or reduce water-related security risks.

Confirmed speakers at this moment are:

  • Barbara Janusz-Pawletta of the Institute of Natural Resources, Kazakh-German University in Almaty.
  • Larissa Kogutenko of the Institute of Natural Resources, Kazakh-German University in Almaty.
  • Rieks Bosch, self-employed expert on climate change and water management in Central Asia.
  • Karen Meijer, expert at Deltares in water resources management, international public policy and public management.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 28 October from 12-13 PM CET. You can register via . You will receive a Zoom link for the webinar ultimately on Tuesday 27 October 12:00 PM CET.