Dr. Abror Gafurov

Abror Gafurov
Dr. Abror Gafurov
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building C 4, Room 2.28
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1816
+49 331 288-1570
abror.gafurov@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Abror Gafurov is a hydrologist with strong focus on mountain hydrology. His recent research activities are dedicated to the field of climate impact assessment on water resources in Central Asia. Moreover, he has a strong expreience in using remote sensing snow cover data for hydrological studies. His scientific activites are conducted in the frame of Central Asia Water (CAWa) project. Abror Gafurov is also a coordinator of CAWa project.


Research Interests:

  • Understanding hydrological cycle in Central Asia
  • Mountain hydrology (snow and glaciers)
  • Climate impact assessment on water resources
  • Application of remote sensing data in hydrology

  • Hydrological Forecasting

Career:

Since 11/2017
Lecturer at the Humboldt Universty of Berlin, Department of Geography

Since 09/2017
Project Coordinator  - Central Asia Water (CAWa)

Since 03/2009
Research scientist at the department of hydrology, GFZ Potsdam

03/2005 - 11/2005         
Head of Irrigation and Drainage Unit "Amu-Zang Irrigation Rehabilitation Project" financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the frame of development goals for Uzbekistan, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources


Education:

01/2006 - 06/2010
PhD at the Department of Hydrology and Geohydrology, University of Stuttgart, Germany

09/2002 - 02/2005
Master of Science at the University of Stuttgart, Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) Master's Program

09/1998 - 07/2002
Bachelor of Science at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME)


Projects:

Regional Research Network “Water in Central Asia” (CAWa)


Research Boards and Committees:

Since 11/2017
Member of Editoral Board - Central Asian Journal of Water Research


Awards:

11/2005-12/2008    
IPSWaT (International Postgraduate Studies in Water Technology) Scholorship, BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), Germany

09/2002-06/2004   
Grant of “UMID" Foundation of the President of Uzbekistan to suppport talented youth abroad

Publications