Tamaz Karalashvili

 

 

Education:

1990 - PhD in geography. Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Water Resources and Hydrochemistry.

1978-1983 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Terrestrial Hydrology. Engineer - Hydrologist.


Work Experience:

2009 - present - Senior Researcher of the TSU Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.

2007-2009 - Chief Specialist of Labor Safety, Health and Ecological Service of the JSC "Madneuli”.

2005-2007 - Head of the Service of the Ecological Service of the JSC "Madneuli".

2000-2004 - Expert of Ecology of the Administration of the JSC "Madneuli”

1997-2005 - Head of the Service; Environment Protection Service of the Governor,s Office in Kvemo Kartli. 

1984-1999 - Senior Research fellow; Department of Hydrology, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.

 

Expeditions:

1981-2010 - Glaciers of the Central Caucasus.

 

Research Grants:

2009-2012 - Zopkhito glacier mass balance monitoring on the background of climate change. (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). Assistant personnel.

2010-2011 - Climate Change and Sustainable Development with the Emphasis on the Southern Caucasus. The US Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF). Glaciologist.

2010 - The Jvari reservoir influence on natural conditions of the environment. Ilia State University,s Institute of Earth Sciences. Expert - hydrologist, Head of the scientific group.

2003 - Kvemo Kartli Information System. Foundation of the Governor in Kvemo Kartli. Main staff.

 

Participation in conferences:

1990 - All-Union Glaciological Seminar. Regularities of formation of solid runoff of the Central Caucasus Rivers. Moscow.

1987 - All-Union Glaciological Seminar. Results of hydrometeorological observations in the Adishchala River basin. Moscow.

 

Scientific papers:

1. The Jvari reservoir influence on certain meteorological parameters. 2011. International Conference on “Pressing problems of Hydrometeorology and Ecology”, Tbilisi. p. 38-40.

2. Management of Water Resources of Georgia. 2011. International Symposium on Kazdaglari (Mount Ida) and Edremit, IKES 2011, Izmir, Turkey, p. 595-598.

3. Snowy - icy caves and natural freezers of Georgia. 2010. "Science and Technologies", № 7-9, p. 28-35.

4. Problems of rational use of Kakheti water resources on the background of anticipated climate change. 2010. Collected Papers of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, New Series 3 (82), Tbilisi, pp. 247-251.

5. Flood Predicting by the Theory of Recognizing Images. 2009. Water Management Institute, collected papers, Tbilisi, Georgia pp. 46-52.

6. Glacier runoff formation in the river basins of the Central Caucasus. 1997. Archival materials of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, 66 p.

7. The mechanism of formation of the solid runoff of glacier-fed rivers in the Central Caucasus. 1991. Final Republican Scientific Session dedicated to the 80th birthday anniversary of the Academician F. Davitaya. Tbilisi, Georgia. Publishing House "Metsniereba", p. 41-43.

8. Study of the snow and ice resources of the southern slope of the Central Caucasus. 1990. Archival materials of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, p.18.

9. Hydrometeorological research of the regime of the glaciers of the Rioni River basin by the experimental data on the Bubistskali River basin case study. 1990. Archival materials of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, 93 p.

10. Complex glaciological studies in Svaneti in 1986. 1989. MIG (Materials of glaciological studies), issue 66, p. 52-59.

11. Solid runoff formation and regime of the Adishura glacier river. 1989. MIG (Materials of glaciological studies), issue 67, p. 210-212.

12. On formation of the River Adishura’s liquid and solid runoff during the ablation period. 1989. Scientific Session Theses of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, p. 41-42.

 

Monograph:

Glacier Tbilisa (The glacio - hydrometeorological researches). 1986. Tbilisi, Georgia, Publishing House  "Metsniereba", 116 p.

 

Participation in professional organizations:

Member of the Alexander Javakhishvili Geographical Society of Georgia.

 

Contact Information:

karalash60@mail.ru