AASA Regional Workshop in Bishkek




National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (NAS KR)



The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA) and National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (NAS KR) held a regional workshop on “The Roles of Academies of Sciences in Water and Energy Problems in Central Asia and Ways for Their Solution” from 30 June – 2 July, 2011 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The workshop was supported by the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, AASA, IAP, and other Kyrgyz organizations.

The purpose of the regional workshop was to discuss and offer solutions to issues involving water resources and electric power systems of Central Asia and to promote social and economic development of the region, and is a follow up to the recommendations which emerged at the workshop on "Science Academies in Central and Southern Asia and their Role in Society”, organized by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) in Istanbul (September 2010).

The Programme and Workshop Proceedings can be downloaded below. The final report and workshop communique will be available shortly.

For more information, please contact interdep_nas@mail.ru



June 29, 2011
08:00 – 21:00 Arrival of participants
June 30, 2011
08:15 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30

Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks by:
Sharipa J. Jorobekova, Chair of the Organizing Committee, President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic

Welcoming Speeches by:
Won-Hoon Park, the President of AASA
Kanybek K. Imanaliev, Member of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic
Chingysbek M. Uzakbaev, Vice-Chairman of State Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic for Water Economy and Amelioration

09:30 – 10:45

Plenary Session

  • Ilyas Dhami
  • Dushen M. Mamatkanov
  • Role of Science in Solving Hydropower Problems in Central Asia - Dushen M. Mamatkanov
  • Generalist's Approach on Water Resource Management Issues in Central Asia in relation to the Region's Economic and Social Development Trends - Some Advices with Reflections from South Korea's Experiences during the Last Half a Century - Wuk-Hee Hong
11:00 – 12:30

Session 1: Legal and Economic Problems of Transboundary Water Resources Management

CHAIRMAN: Kubanychbek M. Kulov

14:00 – 17:30

Session 2: Water Recourses and Problems of Their Use

CHAIRMEN: Vladimir I. ShatravinNurlan N. Balgabaev

July 1, 2011
09:00 – 12:00

Session 3: Hydroecology

CHAIRMEN: Givi GavardashviliRaphael Semiat

14:00 – 17:00

Session 4: Hydro-Energy

CHAIRMEN: Alaibek Dj. ObozovYuri I. Vinokurov

July 2, 2011
09:00 – 17:00

Field trip

Water bodies in Chu valley (hydrotechnical constructions, etc.)



Ms. Elena Popova Kostiukova