Karl Tilman Rost
Dr., FU Berlin, Germany
Karl Tilman Rost received his PhD at Goettingen University. He worked as a professor in physical geography at Freie Universität Berlin from 2011- 2016. He was a Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator at the Institute for Geographical Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin in 2009-2010. Dr. Karl Tilman Rost has been a Co-Project leader resp. leader DAAD-Project " MA IWRM at Kazakh-German University" since 2011 and a Senior Lecturer and adjunct professor in physical geography at the Institute for Geographical Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin since 2017. He is responsible for training in Integrated Watershed Management at Kazakh-German University.
Modules in DKU: IWRM
Professor Heinrich Wyes has more than 30 years of experiences in international organizations, academia, civil society, the private sector as well as with governmental organizations, holding senior positions with international, regional and bilateral organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organizations (WHO), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Central Asian Regional Environment Centre (CAREC) and the German Ministry of Environment (BMU). Professor Heinrich Wyes is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, addressing the interface between Circular Economy and Industry 4.0. The Professor has 12 publications, including a toolkit for WHO policymakers and a handbook on circular economics and sustainable lifestyles in the ASEAN region. He has 12 publications, including a toolkit for decision makers for WHO and a handbook concerning circular economy and sustainable lifestyle of the ASEAN region.
Modules in DKU: Project Planning, Management and Fund Raising
From 2001 to 2008 Michael Walter was a long-term docent of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Professor of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences at the National University of Mongolia, Faculty of Earth Sciences in Ulaanbaatar. Dr. Walter is a Founder of the International Master's program in Environmental Sciences at National University of Mongolia (NUM) and founded an interdisciplinary Research Centre for Landscape and Climate Studies in Eastern Central Asia. His fields of competency include Geomorphology, IWRM and Climate Sciences, which are published in more than 100 publications in International Scientific Journals. Since June 2020 UNESCO Chairholder on Environmental Sciences in Eastern Central Asia at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Modules in DKU: Project Part I -Field Research, Project Part 2, Water and Climate Systems, IWRM
Lutz Mez is Senior Associate Professor (Privatdozent) at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. habil. and venia legend in Political Science 2001. Dr. Mez has been Executive Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre until April 2010. His mayor research area is environmental and energy policy in international comparison. Further he is specialized on ecological modernization capacity of industrial countries, integrated water resources management in Central Asia and the water/energy nexus. In 2016 the German Federal Cross of Merit was awarded for his achievements on federal, regional and EU level in the scientific field of energy transition and the development of a sustainable energy policy in recent decades.
Modules in DKU: Water Economics; Climate, water, energy nexus
Krutov Denis graduated from Moscow State Environment Management University in 1996 and defended his Candidate Sciences degree in 2005. Since 2016, he has worked for SMEC (Australia). For more than 20 years of work experience he participated in the design of hydraulic structures and dams in Russia, Latvia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Angola. These included rehabilitation of hydraulic works, river banks protection, drainage systems, design of concrete and earth dams, monitoring instrumentation installation, data collection and analysis as well as flood management. Since 2013 he has been a member of Flying Faculty of the Kazakh-German University in Almaty responsible for training in Hydraulic Structures. His main areas of research are dams' safety, mathematical modeling of concretegravity and earth dams with ANSYS, studies and analysis of stress-strain state of constructions under seismic impacts. He has published over 15 articles in the referenced journals and one Guideline for students.
Modules in DKU: Hydraulic Engineering and Construction
Andrey V. Mitusov completed his PhD in Agricultural Science according to Russian standards in 2001 and PhD in Natural Science according to German standards in 2015. He read two courses "Data Management (GIS)" (since 2016) and "Land and water interaction" (since 2016) in KGU. His research activities are focused on several areas: digital methods of the land surface analysis; predictive soil mapping, modelling of soil erosion and soil climate, water management in agriculture and risk assessment and other. He is an invited reviewer in high ranking journals such as Catena, Geomorphology, Land degradation and development, etc. Andrey Mitusov is an active participant of online projects in education, coordinator of YouTube channel “Land and Water CA” and founder of online school “academic writing for young researchers".
Modules in DKU: Data Management, Analysis and Monitoring
Dr. Nels Thevs has been heading the Central Asia Office of World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Bishkek since end of 2014. In this position, he works on different agroforestry systems across Central Asia with a strong focus on agroforestry in irrigated agriculture and the impact of agroforestry on water resources, farm income, and agroforestry as element of forest landscape restoration. Before moving to Bishkek, he was scientist at University of Greifswald in Germany with projects in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and China (Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia) centering around sustainable land use and water resource management. Specific project areas were, among others, the Ili Delta, Syr Darya, Amu Darya, and Tarim River basins. These river and wetland related activities still are part of Dr. Thevs’ until today. Next to research work at University of Greifswald, he was engaged in teaching for international students n the fields of soil sciences and remote sensing. While working in Bishkek, he supervised many students’ theses from universities in Germany as well as fomr Central Asia, like DKU.
Modules in DKU: Land and Water Interactions
Dr. Maryna Peter is a research scientist at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship. Dr, Maryna Peter has a lot of experience in water, hygiene and sanitation issues in Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Middle East leading applied research projects in the context of humanitarian response and international cooperation.
Modules in DKU: WASH
He is the Head of the component education and knowledge of the Geneva Water Hub. He is also Co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in hydropolitics of the University of Geneva. His research is focusing on environmental governance and policy, and more particularly, on water. He is passionate about transboundary water governance, the nexus water-food-energy and governance of common goods. Chrisian Bréthaut holds a PhD in Geosciences and Environment from the University of Lausanne.
Modules in DKU: Water Diplomacy
Jenniver Sehring is a Political Scientist who joined IHE Delft in 2018 as Senior Lecturer in Water Diplomacy at the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance. Her research and teaching focus on water governance at local, national and transboundary level and on institutional arrangements as well as practices of water cooperation and diplomacy. She coordinates the master programme “Water Cooperation and Diplomacy”, a joint programme with the University of Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica and Oregon State University in the US, as well as the DUPC2 Water Diplomacy Programme.
Jenniver is an editor of the Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR), and a visiting scientist at the International Forest Policy Research Group at the University of Helsinki.
From 2009 to 2018, she worked for different organisations engaged in supporting water cooperation, including the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). In these positions, she analysed and advised on security-related aspects of water and environment, and was involved in several water governance and diplomacy programmes, particularly in Central Asia.
Before that, Jenniver worked at several German universities. At the Centre for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) of the University of Giessen, she was a junior researcher in an interdisciplinary project on water shortage, water management and water conflicts in Central Asia. Subsequently, she was a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science of the FernUniversitat in Hagen and assistant professor in comparative politics at the University of Wurzburg (Germany).
Jenniver studied Political Science and Social Anthropology at the University of Mainz (Germany). She completed her PhD in 2008 at the FernUniverstat in Hagen with a thesis on the politics of water institutional reforms in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Modules in DKU: Water Governance and Cooperation
Since March 2011 lecturer for water treatment and water protection at the Kazakh- German University, Almaty (Kazakhstan). Since October 2003 lecturer for wastewater treatment and water protection at the University of Zittau / Görlitz. Since September 1994 scientist at the International University Institute Zittau of the TU Dresden, Department for Life and Environmental Sciences, Head of the Environmental Process Engineering Section. Jan. 1986 - 1994 Scientist at the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Waste Management at the University of Stuttgart, Chemical Department. In 1996 graduation to Dr.-Ing. at the University of Stuttgart (Prof. Kh. Krauth): “Influences of organic waste water constituents on the Nitrification"
Modules in DKU: Environmental Planning, Water Usage and Treatment
Tobias Siegfried obtained an MSc degree in Environmental Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, 1992 - 1997). He got a second MSc degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (1998 - 1999). From 2000 - 2005, he carried out his PhD at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH. During this time, he was developing optimal allocation/sharing mechanisms for transboundary groundwater. These were applied to the problem of non-cooperative groundwater use in Northern Africa.
Siegfried is the co-founder of hydrosolutions Ltd., a private enterprise located in Zьrich, Switzerland. The firm specializes on innovations in water resources management, hydrology and observations, including from local involvement and via planetary-scale remote sensing. The company led a global initiative that focused on the development of low-cost, high-tech crowd-sensing approaches in non-traditional monitoring for better water resources management (iMoMo Initiative, www.imomohub.org). The initiative was taken up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which has established the WMO Hydrometry Support Facility (WMO HydroHUB). Siegfried's main work concentrates on regional / national-scale water resources management and planning issues with a focus on the involving communities in environmental sensing and on using these crowd-sourced data for effective management and the reduction of conflicts over allocation at different scales. Siegfried develops computational models for simulation, optimization and forecasting for the study of human environmental systems interactions. He couples climate, hydrological as well as economic systems models to study development trajectories under environmental and economic constraints and uncertainty. The models are utilized for decision-making and institutional as well as regulatory design as well as risk assessment / management through the reduction of future uncertainties by means of forecasting.
Tobias Siegfried's work is interdisciplinary, with strong ties to academia, the related private sector and governments in the corresponding regions of interest. He has extensive work experience in India, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa region, Central Asia, the United States of America and in Europe. Clients of hydrosolutions Ltd. include the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Food and Policy Research Institute and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, among others.
Modules in DKU: Hydrological modeling