GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Abror Gafurov

Dr. Abror Gafurov
Building C 4, Room 2.28 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

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


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


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)


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


IPSWaT (International Postgraduate Studies in Water Technology) Scholorship, BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), Germany

Grant of “UMID" Foundation of the President of Uzbekistan to suppport talented youth abroad

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