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Memorandum of understanding between regional centre on urban water management (under the auspices of UNESCO) and national centre on strategic research on water and agriculture

2024-02-04T10:33:17+03:304th February, 2024|

Memorandum of understanding between the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (under the auspices of UNESCO) and the National Centre for Strategic Research on Water and Agriculture

This memorandum of understanding has been signed and exchanged. The goals of this memorandum of understanding are as follows:

Transferring and developing science and technology and capacity building and enhancing the working environment of the water sector including water resources management, flood and drought utilizing new technologies via collaborating with international scientific societies, active presence in international meetings and facilitating introducing of research achievements and I. R. Iran […]

Regional Training Workshop on Implementation of Integrated Flood Management (IFM): lessons learned and challenges

2023-11-11T08:11:10+03:3011th November, 2023|

Regional Training Workshop on Implementation of Integrated Flood Management (IFM): lessons learned and challenges


1. Introduction

After successfully conducting 13th RCUWM Governing Board (GB) Meeting on 23 February 2023, it was decided that in line with the approved proposal about transferring experiences and technical knowledge in the field of integrated river management, a book entitled “Introduction to Integrated Flood Management (IFM)” which is extracted from technical publications of the Associated Program on Flood Management (APFM) – founded by WMO and GWP in 2001- has been compiled and translated in Persian and widely published. Integrated Flood Management (IFM) is a process that promotes an […]

Regional Workshop on Climate Change (Impacts and Adaptation)

2023-11-01T09:26:52+03:3028th October, 2023|

Regional Workshop on Climate change (Impacts and Adaptation) was held on 18-19 October 2023, Tehran, Iran. In this Workshop Several University professors from Iran and other member states of RCUWM Governing Board presented their articles or country reports. These reports will be uploaded to the website of the RCUWM as soon as possible.


2023-04-30T12:04:58+03:3029th April, 2023|

RCUWM committees meeting

RCUWM committees meeting was held last week  (24th April). In this meeting director and deputy of the Center, committee members and secretaries, and also research specialists of the center were discussing the following items:

  1. The issues that have been approved in the 13th governing board meeting
  2. 8 proposals of the Center
  3. Mid-term and long-term plan of the center

All of the meeting participants agreed that each one of the issues must be discussed directly in the related committee.

Moreover, meeting participants talked about the international workshop on “Water media literacy” which will be held from 9th to 11th May 2023, in […]

Virtual Field Trip to Support Active Learning in Water Management

2022-09-21T12:50:32+04:306th 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+04:3023rd 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+04:3029th 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+04:3017th 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+04:3016th 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 […]
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