About us
10 May 2016


Our consortium of 14 institutions from four EU and two partner countries collaborate in order to find answers to the question what various nations can do to manage shared natural resources sustainably. Entitled "Trans-regional environmental awareness for sustainable usage of water resources" – in short TREASURE-WATER – the project aims to strengthen the cooperation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Both countries share the watershed of the Ob River and have similar national and regional priorities in the fields of higher education and environment. Both also want to develop partnerships with enterprises. The consortium therefore will contribute to empower universities in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan by enhancing synergy between higher education and enterprises in the field of trans-boundary water resources management.

The project is co-ordinated by Professor Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

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03 November 2016 · Publication

Book: Sustainable Water Resources

Cover of the book "Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change" from Elpida Kolokytha et al.

The book "Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change" offers insights into the different approaches and methodologies for adaptive water resources management, capacity building and institutional analysis. It is co-edited by Elpida Kolokytha who is one of the TREASURE WATER PI's and works at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece (AUTH). The eleven book chapters published by Springer can be retrieved separately.

more on Springer's website

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29 July 2016

Decisions Made in the Videoconference

Some of the participants of the videoconference (please clic to enlarge). Photo: TyuSU

On 21st June 2016 39 participants from eight project partner institutions discussed via videoconference the next steps to be taken concerning

  • round off project relevant information and lists of inter-university working groups
  • agendas for the working groups involved
  • development of training courses
  • creation of databases
  • dissemination.

read about all decisions in the minutes (pdf)

27 May 2016

Results: Field-Monitoring Visit in Astana

On April 19th the EACEA Project Officer, Ms. Paivi Hernesniemi from Brussels, and the Director of National Erasmus+ Office Kazakhstan, Mrs. Shaizada Tasbulatova, met and discussed the progress of Capacity Building activities in Kazakhstan with several local representatives and also the Russian Local coordinator in the premises of L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Hernesniemi and Tasbulatova are pleased that the project has started dynamically and that the project activities are taken place in timely manner. The team has started several important activities, including collection of materials for database, E-catalogue among others. The monitoring confirms that project management and communication are in place and are functioning effectively. The letter from the EACEA Project Officer summarizing the results was sent to all project partners.

31 March 2016

Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off meeting in Tyumen. Image: TREASEURE WATER (please klick to enlarge)

Project participants met at the Regional Institute for International Cooperation at Tyumen State University (TSU) in Tyumen, Russia, in March 2016. From 9th to 13th they coordinated further collaboration, introduced project management and visited the TSU field station on Lake Lukashino.

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Dates & Events
05 May 2016

Field-monitoring Visit in Tomsk

The EACEA Project Officer, Ms Paivi Hernesniemi from Brussels, and the Deputy Director of the National ERASMUS+ Office in Russia, Mrs Anna Muravyeva, will meet with local coordinators, German Acting Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Dr. Edgar Wagner, academic and administrative staff and students of the TREASURE WATER consortium at Tomsk State University on 29th of June 2016. EACEA is The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.

The project partner at Tomsk State University (TSU) is the State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education:

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09 March 2016

Kick-off Meeting (Agenda)

Project participants will meet at the Regional Institute for International Cooperation at Tyumen State University (TSU) in Tyumen, Russia, from March 9 to 13, 2016 to

  • coordinate further collaboration
  • introduce project management and
  • visit the TSU field station on Lake Lukashino.

Details: please download the whole programm (pdf file)

Media Releases
12 August 2015

New curricula for a valuable resource

European Union supports international project for the sustainable usage of water with almost one million euros.

see website of the University of Freiburg

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