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Virtual Field Trip to Support Active Learning in Water Management

2022-09-21T12:50:32+04:30 6th December, 2021|

Urbanization has impressively evolved over the past two centuries. Taking into account that, more than 50 percent of the world’s population live in cities as well as its growing trend, urbanization has become a global phenomenon. Although the high density of urban population has benefits such as reducing the cost of providing services, development of human settlements around the river banks cause changes in the quantity and degradation of the water resources quality and has negative consequences on the rivers.

In line with sustainable urban river management, the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) has held a virtual field trip from […]

Series of Workshops on “Essential Quality Assured Data and Information for Integrated Urban Water Management”

2022-09-21T12:53:28+04:30 23rd November, 2021|

The International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC) and the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) are planning to organize a series of workshops (online and in-person) during the period of 2021-2024. The main objective of these workshops is improving urban water management in Western and Central Asia by discussing important roles of quality assured data and information at basin level.

Objectives and Motivation
An important motivation is the creation of regional network of entities and experts who are managing water-related data from interested RCUWM Governing Board Member States (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, […]

A webinar to discuss 2021 World Water Day Report (Valuing Water)

2022-09-21T12:37:12+04:30 29th May, 2021|

The webinar on World Water Day Report Discussion, Valuing Water, was held virtually via Microsoft Teams on 1 June 2021, with participation of around 200 water experts.

This webinar was organized by RCUWM in close cooperation with UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office.

Please download world water day 2021 executive summary and facts and figures report, and the lecturers’ presentations through the  following buttons:

World Water Day 2021- Executive Summary Report World Water Day 2021- Facts & Figures Report 1.Valuing Water Infrastructure (Mr. Hajrasouliha) 2.Valuing Water Services (Mr. Kashfi) 3.Valuing Water in Socio- Economic Activity (Mr. Shahnian) 4.Valuing Water Resources (Mr. […]

Regional Training Workshop on “Advances in Remote Sensing Application in Water Resources Management”

2022-09-21T12:38:16+04:30 17th February, 2020|

Participating Countries /Organizations:60 experts from 13 countries

Number of Participants: 60

Number of Female Participants: 22

Main Objectives

The main objectives of this regional training workshop have been to:
• introduce recent developments in remote sensing information and satellite-based products (e.g. precipitation and soil moisture) as well as their applications,
• promote the exchange of experience and knowledge among participants and,
• discuss development and application of Decision Support System (DSS) using remote sensing information.

E-Learning Videos

E-Learning Videos: Catchment Delineation in QGIS_Part 1

E-Learning Videos: Catchment Delineation in QGIS_Part 2

E-Learning Videos: Catchment […]

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

2019-09-16T13:37:35+04:30 16th January, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Participating Countries /Organizations: 20 experts from 12 countries,

Number of Participants: 200 ,

Number of Female Participants: 86

Main Objectives

8th Asian G-WADI Meeting Objectives:

  • Increase regional cooperation for sustainable development of arid and semi-arid zones
  • Sharing national/regional experiences in groundwater management and finding solutions for sustainable groundwater harvest/extraction;
  • Providing information on current UNESCO-IHP programmes in relation to groundwater management and water management in arid zones (G-WADI);
  • Networking among the groundwater institutions and specialists with regional water policy making authorities;
  • Sharing knowledge on adaptation to water scarcity; strategies and approaches.

2nd IDI Expert Group Meeting Objectives:

  • To develop synergies between the two programs of UNESCO, namely International Drought Initiative (IDI) and UNESCO […]

First Meeting of UNESCO’s IHP-VIII Theme 4 Category II Centres and Chairs

2019-09-21T14:29:51+04:30 24th May, 2018|

Date: 24-25 May 2018

Venue: Paris, France

Organizer: UNESCO-IHP

Participating Countries/Organizations: France, Iran, Japan

Number of Participants: 20

Number of Female Participants: 3 (15%)


Co-development and co-production towards achieving the IHP-VIII strategy

Workshops and Technical Exhibition: Third Water and Wastewater Festival Operation and Maintenance Capabilities in Water and Wastewater Industry

2019-09-18T09:24:37+04:30 5th May, 2018|

Date: 5-9 May 2018

Venue: Tehran, Iran

Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, NWWEC

Participating Countries/ Organizations: France, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands

Number of Participants: 1200

Number of Female Participants: 436 (36%)


  • Demand and Consumption Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Water & Wastewater Quality
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Smart Water Utility-distribution Management
  • Financing and Physical Asset Management

Participating in OIC Water Council as one of three Representatives from Asia

2019-09-17T14:47:55+04:30 15th November, 2017|

Date: 15-16 November, 2017 

 Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Organizer: OIC

Participating Countries/Organizations:  Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uganda

Number of Participants: 60

Number of Female Participants:


Preparing a draft of executive proposal for ministerial meeting on these issues:

  • Cooperation in the field of water
  • Risks facing Member State’s water resources,
  • Supplying water security,
  • Impacts of climate change

Technical Meeting & Workshops: Water Security in Human Settlements: Responses to Water Scarcity”

2019-09-17T12:25:12+04:30 2nd May, 2017|

Date: 02-04 May 2017

Venue: Tehran, Iran

Organizer: RCUWM-Tehran

Participating Countries/Organizations: Managing Director and related experts in the field of workshop themes

Number of Participants: 600

Number of Female Participants: 289 (48%)


The most important outcome of this international event was a book in the field of successful experiences on sound urban water management practices and policies in arid and semi-arid countries. It included all the topics presented above and well discussed and elaborated during the Conference.

Invited authors determined by UNESCO and the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM-Tehran) was compiling and initially editing the chapters of this book and UNESCO/ Cambridge University Publication were responsible […]

Technical Session: How to Improve Sanitation and Hygiene (Budapest Water Summit)

2019-09-17T15:40:26+04:30 28th November, 2016|

Date: 28 November 2016

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Co-organizers: RCUWM–Tehran, UNESCO, WHO

Participating Countries/Organizations:  France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Kenya and USA

Number of Participants: 150

Number of Female Participants: 45 (30%)


Discussion on developing, test innovative and low cost technologies such as water-free sanitation, to be applied in  urban area.