International Symposium on Changing Cryosphere, Water Availability and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 10 October 2011 to 12 October 2011

Where: Urumchi, Xinjiang, China


We invite scientists, managers, students as well as representatives of governments, media and funding organizations, who have researched or are interested in cryospheric sciences, climate change, hydrology, ecology, and sociology to share research results and to discuss about the sustainable development in Central Asia. The official language of the symposium will be English.

This international symposium aims to:
-establish a baseline for the condition and trend of Central Asia's cryosphere;
-quantify the influences of cryospheric changes on water resources, environment, and sustainable development;
-outline measure to adaptive to cryospheric changes;
-provide a platform to discuss methodological approaches;
-define research needs and priorities; and to
-strengthen cooperation especially amongst experts working in the Central Asian countries;

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