Thursday, May 19, 2011

PALM Project results presented at GISCA'11

Ainura Nazarkulova from ACA*GIScience together with Vincent Lalieu from Bloomingfeld Asia Ltd. today presented results from their project work in a paper titled "Local Water and Small Hydropower Potentials in High Mountain Areas" at the GIS in Central Asia Conference, held at the Kazakh National University named after Al Farabi.
Based on the results from the analysis of small catchment hydrographic cycles, not only hydropower potentials for local electricity generation were derived, but ongoing and future work will focus on establishing basic information for irrigation management.
Advanced GIS-based models including terrain models and land cover, as well as soils and climatological parameters allow for detailed, local scale analysis of the entire process chain from precipitation to river flow. This will allow well-founded decisions for land management as well as implementing new hydropower and irrigation schemes.