The first seminar of Khazar University entitled “Issues of water use in urban and rural areas in the context of climate changes within the project – arCc” will be led by Dr. Rovshan Abbasov, Associate Professor, Head of the Geography and Environmental Sciences Department. The seminar will take place on the 7th of July, 2021 at 16:00.
The project arCc is funded and supported by the British Council under the open call for Creative Commissions. It aims to respond to climate change by organizing collaborative initiatives focusing on increasing awareness and supporting individuals to assume responsibility for their impact on climate change. The project is a combined effort of 14 partners representing 13 countries. Its initial idea sparked during the COVID-19 pandemic when Middlesex University and Khazar University collaborated as the part of the Creative Spark programme of the British Council.
The project entails series of seminars to be conducted by each partner. Our first contribution starts with the seminar led by Dr. Rovshan Abbasov. His biography is presented below.
Dr. Rovshan Abbasov is Associate Professor, Head of the Geography and Environmental Sciences Department at Khazar University. He has numerous scientific papers on biodiversity and nature conservation in the Caucasus and Central Asia and ecosystem pollution. Research works such as"Value of the water in Baku", "Application of ecological limits to small river management", “Community-based disaster risk management in Azerbaijan”, "Mainstreaming of climate changes in the water sector of Azerbaijan" were published in prestigious journals.
He is a member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel council and reviews various IPBES assessments as the expert. At the same time, he works as a Scenarios and Models Task Force group member at IPBES. He is the Representative of the Pure Earth International Organization in Azerbaijan. He has been involved in various projects in the Caucasus and Central Asia for many years. He cooperated with prominent organizations, including UNDP, GIZ, UNICEF, WWF, Pure Earth, and Mountain Partnership. He also has much experience in project management; he has been the coordinator of Pure Earth in Azerbaijan, led all activities under the TSIP (Toxic Site Identification Program) project. He has been the coordinator of two clean-up projects, and the polluted areas have been cleared of toxic waste.