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Holding the Integrated Water Resources Management Olympiad (Academic Competition)


Title Holding the Integrated Water Resources Management Olympiad (Academic Competition)
Field of application

Use of water resources

Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change Low
Implemented by Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU)
Used by

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Practice also applied in the following localities
  • all regions
  • all districts
Practice usage period

Start date: 01.02.2017

End date: 31.12.2017

Problem solved through this practice

Insufficient level of objectivity while selecting candidates, i.e. selection of final candidates not based on their knowledge and skills but illicitly

Tools used in the practice

Technique of knowledge assessment

Description of the practice and its results


The participants were offered to undergo 2 exams (written and oral) within the framework of the Olympiad.  Finalists of the written test could go on to the oral exam.


1 student was selected from among the candidates to participate in subsequent Regional IWRM Olympiad and the International Summer School “Methods and Means of Assessing, Modelling and Monitoring the Water and Land Resources of Central Asia” to take place in Almaty City.

Lessons learnt and recommendations made

Formally, this competitive practice is routine while selecting the personnel/specialists for international and national projects, but their unbiased selection is not achieved in all cases. Quite often, various types of project participants are selected by way of “pulling strings” or based on the instruction of upper-tier agencies.

Source of practice
  • Domestic tools (outcomes of research by domestic R&D organizations),
  • Foreign tools (transfer of foreign experience)
Funding source Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Repub-lic, Global Water Partnership (GWP) in Kyrgyzstan
Information sources 

Form submission date 30.03.2018
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