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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, […]

Sahar Internship report

2019-10-08T15:40:47+03:3026th October, 2018|

Activities included:

  • Delivering a presentation on applying the Blue Green concept in urban development in Water and City Conference, Yazd
  • Preparing a general Terms of Reference for applying Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) to urban development (retrofitted or new)
  • Contributing to interview questions for Taleghan City on fringe rights and usage, environmental and water quality issues
  • Writing the introduction of the UNESCO book Advances in urban water management in arid and semi-arid regions, which summarises chapters on water management submitted by academics from around the world.
    • Provided feedback and comments on each chapter
  • Preparing a presentation on WSUD […]

Regional Workshop and Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Different Approaches aimed at Overcoming Environmental Sustainability Challenges

2019-09-04T01:58:47+04:3029th August, 2018|

Regional Workshop and Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Different Approaches aimed at Overcoming Environmental Sustainability Challenges

Date: 22-25 November 2015

Venue: Tehran and Isfahan, Iran

Co-organizers: ICRC, MoE, DoE

Participating Countries/Organizations: Afghanistan, Iraq, Switzerland, Syria, UK

Number of Participants: 40

Number of Female Participants: 7 (18%)


Discussions focused on creating a better understanding of the root causes of the water crisis in the region, to determine the relationship between environmental sustainability and occurring emergency conditions.

Political considerations on the basis of existing procedures in order to overcome the challenges of environmental sustainability

Practical measures […]

Urban Water Economy, Application of Economic Theories and Policies in The Water and Sewage Sector

2019-09-04T02:14:38+04:3011th August, 2018|

Date: to be published by 2019

Brief Description:

This book aims at introducing theoretical background of water economics and discusses practical schemes and best practices to optimize water tariff and also economic consideration of water allocation as a limited resource to fulfill competing demand. There is also some explanation on advances in water economics.

Development of a Grid-Based Precipitation Dataset for West Asia to Feed Climate Change Studies

2019-09-04T02:15:42+04:308th August, 2018|

Date: July 2016- Ongoing

Description: Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artifical Neural Networks (PERSIANN) is one of the popular satellite-based precipitation estimations which has three products in different spatio- temporal resolutions. In majority of cases, these data are used in policy making and therefore the users normally don’t have necessary technical capacity to work with these special file formats. Thus, a user-friendly precipitation database will be a great asset   in monitoring long-term climate patterns, particularly in studying the climate change patterns in arid and semi-arid areas of West Asia (including: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) which […]

7th World Water Forum

2019-09-04T02:16:53+04:3028th July, 2018|

The six-day forum organized by the World Water Council and Korean national committee was the largest ever with about 41,000 people from 168 countries and 400 seminars, discussion sessions and exhibitions in Daegu and Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang.

“Pledges made during the 7th Forum will be carried to New York as a major contribution to the adoption of a Sustainable Development Goal on water,” said Benedito Braga, chairman of the World Water Council, at the closing ceremony. “A clear commitment has emerged from this week to carry forward an agenda for action that […]

Technical Training Workshop on Advances in Integrated Hydro-Electric Reservoirs Operation

2019-10-08T15:44:10+03:3028th July, 2018|

Technical Training Workshop on Advances in Integrated Hydro-Electric Reservoirs Operation was held in Tehran by the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management and in close cooperation with Iran Water Resources Management Company. The international lecturers delivered their speech in the main themes of the workshop which was highly appreciated by the audiences.

International Seminar on Use of Unconventional Water in Urban Water Management

2019-10-08T15:44:21+03:3028th July, 2018|

By the year 2025 an estimated 4 billion people will live in countries with high water stress. Indeed, for large parts of the globe a water crisis already exists while for others, crisis loom in the near future. The picture becomes exacerbated in the light of climate change predictions. A need for the sustainable use of water resources is now strongly established internationally. Nonetheless, in many regions of the world associated measures can only postpone the time of crisis. Alternative water resources need to be found, and […]

International Conference on Drought Management Strategies in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

2019-09-04T02:18:32+04:3028th July, 2018|

The frequency of natural disasters between 1990 and 2006, particularly water-related disasters, has increased markedly – as has the estimated economic damage they cause. Extreme events have also become more frequent. Between 1900 and March 2007, 16301 disaster events were recorded throughout the world – 6.27 billion people were affected; fatalities were more than 37.58 million and the estimated economic damage was more than US$1,790 billion. In terms of fatalities and the number of people affected, Asia is the region most vulnerable to water-related disasters, accounting for more than 45% of fatalities and more than 90% […]

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