IDI & G-WADI Workshop 2018-10-08T16:29:04+00:00

8th Asian G-WADI  2nd IDI Expert Group Meetings

10 – 12 December 2018, Mashhad-Iran

Call for Papers/Country Reports

International workshop on “Adaptation to Water Scarcity and Basin-connected Cities”

11 December 2018, Mashhad-Iran 

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 26 October 2018

  • Acceptance Notification: 31 October 2018

  • Full Paper/ Report Submission: 30 November 2018

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International Organizers


  • UNESCO Offices in Jakarta, New Delhi and Tehran

  • International Drought Initiative (IDI)

  • Asian G-WADI

  • Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM-Tehran)

Local Organizers

  • Ministry of Energy

  • The Center For Strategic Studies

  • Regional Water Company of Khorasan Razavi

  • Khorasan Razavi Water and Wastewater Company

  • City Council of Mashhad

Workshop Secretariat

Call for Papers/ Country Reports

Abstract Submission

Workshop topic areas are formed based on water scarcity adaptation as well as basin-connected cities. All those interested to contribute by submitting a paper or country report including results of practical experiences and case studies on the workshops themes are requested to submit their abstracts in English by October 26, 2018 using below online submission form. In case of offline submission, please send your abstract to with cc to the RCUWM-Tehran Secretariat at

Abstracts should be on one A4 page with 500 to 800 words, using the abstract template. All abstracts will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee, and an acceptance notification will be sent to the authors of the accepted abstracts no later than 31 October, 2018. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit their full manuscripts to be published in a post workshop publication.

Financial Support for Authors of Selected Papers/Country Reports

The international organizers will cover partial/full expenses of the authors whose papers will be selected to be presented in the workshop. Further information will be provided accordingly.

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International Scientific Committee and Local Organization Committee

International Scientific Committee (ISC)

  • Shakeel Ahmed (Asian G-WADI Secretariat, India)
  • Abou Amani (UNESCO-IHP)
  • Amit Chanan (City of Sydney, Australia)
  • Ali Chavoshian (RCUWM/IDI Secretariat, Iran)
  • Kamran Davari (Ferdowsi University Mashhad, Iran)
  • Toshio Koike (ICHARM, Japan)
  • Ebrahim Hajiani (Center for Strategic Studies, Presidential Office)
  • Anil Mishra (UNESCO-IHP)
  • Behshad Mohajer (UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office)
  • Bruno Nguyen (W-Smart, France)
  • Hans Thulstrup (UNESCO Jakarta Office)
  • Banafsheh Zahraei (Ministry of Energy, Iran)

Local Organization Committee (LOC)

  • Mohammad Alaee (Khorasan Ravazi Regional Water Authority)
  • Ali Chavoshian (RCUWM/IDI Secretariat)
  • Ahmad Ghandehari (Khorasan Ravazi Regional Water Authority)
  • Mohammadhadi Mahdinia (Mashhad City Council)
  • Alireza Salamat (RCUWM/IDI Secretariat)
  • Alireza Tabatabaee (Khorasan Ravazi Water and Wastewater Company)

Contact Info

1st Floor, No 1, Shahrsaz St., Kargozar St., Dastgerdi (Zafar) Ave., Modaress Highway, Tehran, Iran

Phone: +98 (21) 22911027-8

Fax: +98 (21) 22911028


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