The third CAWa summer school took place in the German-Kazakh University (DKU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan from june 6th to june 11th 2016.

23 specialists from hydrological and meteorological services, dedicated master and PhD students as well as junior university teachers and researchers from five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan took place in the summer school.

The topics were: Introduction in GIS and Remote Sensing using the open-source software QGIS, basic scientific concepts, methods and tools, raster image analysis, land cover classification, sampling exercise of reference data, web mapping and introduction to the CAWa online tool WUEMoCA.

The Summer School introduced scientific concepts, methods and tools for handling land and water resources in Central Asia. These methods are of great value in a framework of integrated water and land resources management. The first week focussed on the spatial aspect of data management, the processing and analysis of geodata using GIS and Remote Sensing. In general the participants learned concepts, methods and tools, how to produce and publish meaningful maps from satellite images.

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