University and and Field Training Course

The group from University of Wolverhampton (UoW) conduced a training course in Great Britain from 26th June to 8th July 2017. It included visiting labs, doing field research, management strategies, flooding management, eutrophication and freshwater ecosystems, conservation and sustainability, online learning opportunities, water resources and water management, assessment methods and water parameters, shore ecology, evaluation of results. 

read schedule, results and see photos (pdf)


PC EU training course

Aristotele University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) organised a PC EU training course for 22 participants at the School of Civil Engineering, UNESCO Chair on "Sustainable Management of Water and Conflict Resolution from 24th April to 5th May 2017. The goal was the enhancement of the teaching and knowledge potential to create an Industry-Academia Task Force (IATF) and the modernization of teaching resources. The minutes provide description, schedule, presentations and participants. The results covered training of academic staff from the PC universities and industry, demonstration of teaching environment and facilities and demonstration of lab infrastructure, utilitised software and hardware, and equipment.

read whole minutes (pdf)


Activities of Project Partners (2016-2017)

Besides regular home meetings of institutional working groups at all project partner universities and regular networking of trans-institutional working groups between all project partners several meetings, visits and seminars and round tables took place.

Summary incl. places, dates and number of participants (pdf file)


Implementation Report

Presentation: Implementation Report.

Report on the implementation of the project: Trans-Regional Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Usage of Water Resources (TREASURE-WATER)

presentation (pdf file)


The Overall Management Strategy

Project management structure. Please click to enlarge.

The document describes work packages, roles of the partners, responsibilities and which organisations are leading in the several tasks.

read Overall Management Strategy (pdf)


Quality Plan

The project's quality plan lists all activities, at which level they operate, what is envisaged and responsible persons.

read whole Quality Plan (pdf)


Quality Assurance

Internal and external control for quality assurance of the project. (Please click to enlarge)

Comparative Analysis of Quality Assurance and Control in RF, KZ and EU

Comparative analysis of quality assurance and quality management of educational product in the professional development system in RZ, KZ and EU (2017)

In the Report, the main legislation documents regulating educational services provision in Russia and Kazakhstan are considered in a comparative aspect. The key similarities and difference are analysed in the forms and instruments of internal and external quality monitoring of training courses, quantitative parameters of the courses, their forms and official languages of delivery and assessment, types of service providers and learning outcomes control.

download whole report (pdf)


Dissemination and Sustainability Plan

The plan lists all channels, activities and forms in which each of the project partners and working groups are acting to spread the outcomes of the projects and to grant sustainability of measures.  

read whole Dissemination and Sustainability Plan (pdf)

18 Feb 2017 · Welcome

Meeting and Workshop at Altai State University, Barnaul

The meeting with 24 participants took place at Altai State University from 13 - 18 February 2017.


Dr. BA Krasnoyarova, Dr. JI Vinokurov, SN Sharabarina: Institutional Paradigm of TWRM in the Irtysh River Basin (pdf file)

LH Akbaeva, LN Gumilyov: The Conceptual Framework for Transboundary Water Management (pdf file)

N Jherebiatieva, VY Khoroshavin: The strategy for the Industry-Academia Learning Partnerships (IALP) building (pdf file)


The minutes summarize attendees, programme, outcomes and main decisions (pdf)

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.

09 Nov 2016

Coordinators Meeting

From 27th to 28th October 2016 more than ten persons participated in the project coordinators meeting at the University of Freiburg, Germany, to discuss the next steps.

03 Nov 2016 · Welcome

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

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.

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:

Media Releases
12 Aug 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