Question 1: How to register?
Answer: Click on the button REGISTER on the main page.

Question 2: How to start work?
Answer: After registration, you should create your User’s Project and customize the model. These operations can be performed through the Interface’s Navigator. You may exit the interface in any moment and your Project will be saved. It order to reload your Project, you may use quick access and continue working.

Question 3: How to create User’s Project?
Answer: You should activate this procedure from the main page, give a name to you Project, select task to be solved and customize the model (form the project matrix). Model customizations means building of user’s strategy or selection of scenarios from the proposed list and building (at your discretion) of user’s scenario (see also HELP).

Question 4: How to input user’s data into the model?
Answer: You may input your data only when building user’s scenario. To this end, when customizing the model, in section DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS you should select user’s scenario and fill in the opened table of indicators. Important! When filling the table, you should keep values inputted within the recommended limits set for each indicator (max, min).

Question 5: To which Aral Sea basin development scenarios attention should be paid?
Answer: The model enables constructing and assessing alternative scenarios of water and energy resources management in the basin, as a whole, and in individual national provinces (planning zones), taking into account probable socio-economic development scenarios, climate change scenarios, and environmental needs (water use by ecosystems, inflow to the Aral Sea). The main objective is to search optimistic regional scenarios that ensure balance of national country interests and nature capacities, prevent damage, identify lost opportunities in hydropower, irrigated agriculture, etc., simultaneously guaranteeing meeting of environmental requirements. Studies of future situation in the basin by national preference scenarios is based on assessment of risks from increased water use (including Afghanistan’s demand), climate changes (reduced water availability and heightened flow fluctuations), construction of new HEPS oriented to energy regimes and energy export outside the basin, etc.

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