IDI & G-WADI Workshop 2018-09-29T13:17:26+04:30

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: 13 November 2018

  • Acceptance Notification: 16 November 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


  • Charting practical solutions for water scarcity adaptation in different sectors;

  • Providing best practices on demand management;

  • Discussing basin-connected cities concept;

  • Sharing advances in water security in human settlements;

  • Providing information on Asian G-WADI and IDI activities;

Workshop Themes

  • Water scarcity adaptation strategies and practical solutions

  • Citizen sciences for water management

  • Data tools and methodology for water Management

  • Water loss reduction and demand/consumption management

  • Inter/intra sectoral coordination

  • Multi/inter-disciplinary approaches

  • Basin-connected cities (why and how)

  • Socio-economic considerations

  • Best practices and lesson learned

Call for Papers/ Country Reports

Abstract submission period has been expired. The organizing committee will follow up with whom that are accepted via E-mail.

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.

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)