Third Period of Activities of RCUWM

2019-12-22T16:04:07+04:30 22nd December, 2019|

The 10th meeting of the UNESCO Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM)’s Governing Board in Tehran has been held. Dr. Reza Ardakanian, Minister of Energy of I.R. Iran and GB Chair said the RCUWM regional center in Tehran was established as a hub for cooperation among the countries of the region.

“It has been largely welcomed as we are in an arid region which has been plagued by wars in recent years. Wars that have caused extensive damage to the infrastructure of some countries in the region,” he said.

“Of course, transferring knowledge and experience from other parts of the world and […]

Iran spring flood situation

2019-10-08T14:49:45+04:30 16th April, 2019|

Recent floods in Iran, especially in Khuzestan province and the western watershed, have been a heavy and damaging experience for Iran. Considering the importance of learning lessons and gaining experience, satellite imagery and flood alert system reports of the European Union, presented here. A report of four weeks of floods using maps was translated and edited by the UNESCO Center for Urban Water Management for Persian people.

The most important flood events/news during the four weeks of flood in March-April 2019 were:

Week 1.

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and southern Iran, most of Iraq, as well as eastern Turkey over the […]

Comparison of recent floods in Iran with the 2007 flood of Britain

2019-10-08T14:55:34+04:30 13th April, 2019|

Comparison of recent floods in Iran with the 2007 flood of Britain

Ali Chavoshian
Director of Regional Centre on Urban Water Management

Many authorities have been talking about recent floods inundations happening in March 2019 in Iran, comparing them with events in U.S.A or Japan. Regardless of these comparisons, political or not, if the scientific information leading to national flood report and decision-making is to be provided,  the closest event to these recent floods are the ones happened in June and July of 2007 in Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

The flood […]

The World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019)

2019-10-08T15:22:52+04:30 22nd March, 2019|

The World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019)

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019) entitled “leaving No One Behind” seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvement and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities. It was launched at the Human Rights Council, at the Plais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), on 19 March 2019. You can find more on the following link: