Our consortium of 14 institutions from four EU and two partner countries collaborate in order to find answers to the question what various nations can do to manage shared natural resources sustainably. Entitled "Trans-regional environmental awareness for sustainable usage of water resources" – in short TREASURE-WATER – the project aims to strengthen the cooperation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Both countries share the watershed of the Ob River and have similar national and regional priorities in the fields of higher education and environment. Both also want to develop partnerships with enterprises. The consortium therefore will contribute to empower universities in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan by enhancing synergy between higher education and enterprises in the field of trans-boundary water resources management.
The project is co-ordinated by Professor Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.