First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev Nursultan Abishevich
Water is an extremely limited resource and the struggle for having an access to sources is already becoming the most important factor in geopolitics, being one of the causes of tension and conflicts on Earth.
The fourth challenge is an acute water shortage.
First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s State of the Nation Address to the People of Kazakhstan. December 14, 2012.
Ahmedsafin Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience
Ahmedsafin Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience is the only scientific organization in Kazakhstan working in the field of hydrogeology, geoecology and rational multi-purpose use of Kazakhstan water.
The Institute conducts large-scale fundamental and regional applied research in the field of establishing patterns of formation and distribution of various groundwater types, identifying significant groundwater resources, developing new methods for their assessment, hydrogeological stratification and mapping, predicting man-caused hydrogeological processes using modern methods of water chemical analysis, and also simulating and the latest computer and GIS technologies. The Institute carries out commercial projects for the assessment of groundwater reserves.