In the context of the UNESCO project - Virtual Laboratories for Drying Lakes in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia
15 April 2003, Almaty, Kazakhstan
The drying-out of the large inland Chad, Aral and Dead Seas is deemed as a global environmental catastrophe that adversely impacts the people life style and social and economic development of the regions and destabilize the natural system functioning.
To solve the issue, scientists worldwide shall join their efforts to enable the information exchange. The Institute for Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics of the Kazakh Academy of Sciences proposed to establish a Consortium on the Aral Sea problem in Kazakhstan in the context of the UNESCO project - Virtual Laboratories for Studying of the Drying out Seas of Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.
The initiative was supported by other Institutions experienced in the Aral Sea area problems, that appreciate potentially high value of the data exchange process and current requirement to cover various aspects of the issue.
The UNESCO Cluster Office Almaty held a meeting where the participants agreed to establish the Consortium in the context of the UNESCO project - Virtual Laboratories for Studying of the Drying out Seas of Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.
The following steps were proposed:
The Project Participants:
1. UNESCO Cluster Bureau in Almaty covering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Mrs. Khak Anjum Rijaz, Head
Tel.: +7(3272)590902,Fax: +7(3272)695863,
E-mail: email@example.com, http://www.unesco.kz
Academician S.Daukeyev, President
28 Shevchenko Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Tel.: (3272)624871, Fax:
2. Institute for Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics under the Kazakh Academy of Sciences
Mr. V.Veselov, Institute Director
94, Valikhanov Street, Казахстан, Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan
Tel.: (3272)915051, Fax: +7(3272)
Dr. N.Ogar, Geobotany Laboratory Head
36D Timiryazev Street, Almaty, 480091, Kazakhstan.
Tel.: (3272)915097, Fax: +7(3272)917938
4. Geography Institute under the Kazakh Academy of Science
Professor G.Geldyyeva, Landscape Laboratory Head
99, Pushkin Street, Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7(3272), Fax: +7(3272)
5. Bileefeld University (Germany)
Department of Ecology
Germany, 33501, Bileefeld, Post Box 100131
Tel.: +49 521 1065524, Fax: +49 521 1062963
6. Remote Sensing and GIS Centre “Terra”
Mr. B.Geldyyev, Director
133/26 Maulenov Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7(3272)915688, Fax: +7(3272)917938
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