Focus - Monitoring & Data Management at Local Levels
iMoMo provides low-cost, high-tech fixed and mobile, user-centered sensing for increasing the understanding of water balances within Water User Associations and between Water User Associations (WUAs) and Rayvodkhoz as well as for monitoring water allocation between farmers and fields. Sensor technologies include ultra-sonic water levels readers for equipping staff gauges for the automatization of intake points. For the water balance inside WUAs, portable pressure-based water depth readers (SmartReyka) and smartphone camera-based water level and surface velocity measurement. All sensors are transmitting data via GSM to an online accounting system. Latest open-source database and web technologies are used for secure data management and analysis. The user models for access are such that the web technologies can be used in an entirely site-specific context for any WUA and Rayvodkhoz.
Focus - Modernizing Hydrological Data Management and Modeling
The web tool for the coherent and secure management and synthesis of operational hydrology data in Central Asian Hydrometeorological Services has been implemented with the following components. It allows for the management and exchange of digital runoff data, the maintenance of rating curves for an arbitrary number of stations, the generation of hydrological bulletins, and the automatic forecasting of river flows at decadal (10 days), monthly and seasonal scales. The web-tool is modelled based current workflows in the Hydrometeorological Services of the former Soviet Union and serves as a one stop soluiton for operational hydrology-related tasks. The Kyrgyz Service is using the tool and the Uzbek as well as the Kazakh Services are currently testing it.
Focus - Basin Water Data Management
Water resources managers need to have a regular and secure access to reliable, up-to-date and relevant data and information for operational management, regulation, planning, risk management, public information, etc. iMoMo has made an effort to rationalize the access to data and organize the production of useful information and services through data synthesis in the Chu and Talas River Basins at basin scales. In close collaboration with the Department of Water Resources, a coherent web-based GIS has been setup. Care has been taken to ensure uniform and consistent coding of the corresponding water management structures.
The web mapping application enables a comprehensive display of point-level time series information of the particular structure, gauging point under consideration. It also provides the first step in the direction of the automatic calculation of water balances at particular structures or between selected sections of the rivers. It is a platform where different national-scale Water Information System data can be handled and that can also serve its purpose in the context of transboundary water data sharing and exchange, should it ever be wished by local stakeholders.