The Training Workshop on the exchange of experience between the Slovak Republic and Central Asian countries in the field of hydrometeorological services was held in the videoconference mode from 10 to 11 November, 2021.
The aim of the training workshop was to assist the Central Asian countries in studying the European experience in the field of water resources monitoring.
The training was organized by the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC) in cooperation with the European Union – Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation (WECOOP) project funded by the EU.
Specialists from Slovak state enterprises and private companies operating in the field of hydrometeorological services (Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, State enterprise Vodohospodarska vystavba, Microstep-MIS, etc.), as well as specialists from hydrometeorological services and state bodies of Central Asian countries, representatives from international organizations and experts in the field of water resource protection and use took participation at the workshop (50 people in total).
Slovak specialists introduced the participants of the training to European experience in collecting, processing, and transmitting data and information on monitoring of surface and underground water resources, modern hydrological forecasting technologies, as well as experience with automated hydrological complexes and regional numerical models.
Participants at the training also discussed the prospects for further developing collaboration in the field of hydrometeorological services.