AG Ingenieurökologie - TRANSPOND


Brief Description

Residues from Soviet uranium and rare earth production pose a burden to political peace in Central Asia: For example, erosive discharge of radioactive mining residues into the transboundary water system of the Syr Darya River leads to stability risks between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Essential preconditions for conflict prevention are a reliable database of water pollution, a transboundary exchange of data and an improved infrastructure of environmental monitoring and environmental information in the riparian states. In the joint project, German, Kyrgyz and Uzbek partners developed a joint environmental information system for the riparian states, a guideline for transboundary water management and coordinated instructions for action in case of emergency. The cascading effects of natural hazards such as heavy rainfall, landslides and earthquakes were taken into account.



Project Title

Transboundary Monitoring and Information System for Radioactive Contamination in the Event of Natural Hazards
(Grenzüberschreitendes Monitoring- und Informationssystem für radioaktive Kontamination bei Naturrisiken)


01.08.2017 - 31.10.2020


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project Partners

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