A field trip was conducted in 15-18 September in Aspara transbounsbary river basin between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The field trip was organized within the master thesis of the MPA students Olzhas Alshagirov and Zhassulan Zhalgas supervised by Assc. Prof. Xenarios, about ‘’River Basin Management in Kazakhstan: The case of Aspara sub-basin’’. The students have interviewed representatives from the River Basin Councils (RBCs) Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about the effectiveness of the RBCs in the two countries. The field trip was organized in cooperation with Mr. Murat Yakubov from CAREC environmental organization.