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1 Under the auspices of UNESCO Activities and Achievements ( ) Established Feb. 2002

2 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements RCUWM-Tehran is one of the 18 Category II Centres, acting under the auspices of UNESCO in the field of water management issues. This centre was officially inaugurated in February 2002, by an agreement signed and exchanged between I.R. Iran and UNESCO. Introduction

3 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements The Center is an advisory and coordinating body which steers the execution of the program of activities by means of universities, researchers, and governmental agencies in order to enhance sustainable use of water resources. Mission

4 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements To provide scientific and technical information; To promote research on UWM; To undertake effective capacity building activities ; Cooperation with international institutions. Objectives

5 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements RCUWM-Tehran Governing Board is the highest constituent for decision making At present 15 countries and 8 International organizations are involved in the Governing Board of the Centre at the highest level (ministries and head of organizations. RCUWM Governing Board

6 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Governing Board Members Country / OrganisationPosition IranMinister of Energy and Chairman of GB UNESCORepresentative of Director General AfghanistanMinister of Energy and Water BahrainMinistry of Electricity and Water Affairs BangladeshMinister of Water Resources EgyptMinister of Water Resources and Irrigation IndiaMinister of Water Resources IraqMinistry of Water Resources OmanMinister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources PakistanMinister of Water and Power TajikistanMinister of Water Economy and Land Reclamation GermanyMinister of Education and Research

7 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Governing Board Members Country / OrganisationPosition KuwaitMinister of Water and Energy LebanonMinister or Energy and Water SyriaMinister of Housing and Construction YemenMinister of Water and Environment ZimbabweMinistry of Water Resources UNESCO-IHERector INWRDAMExecutive Director The International Water AcademyChairman of the Board of Trustees Wageningen URDirector General International Water AssociationExecutive Director UN Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development Director United Nations Human Settlement Programme Executive Director Centre for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing Director

8 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Governing Board Meetings May 2002 Muscat -Oman Dec Tehran - Iran Feb Tehran - Iran May 2006 Tehran- Iran November 2007 Tehran - Iran November 2008 Muscat - Oman May 2010 Tehran - Iran 7 GB Meetings

9 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Memorandum of Understandings No.Organisation Date of Signature and Exchange Validity Duration 1Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)17 Jan National Water and Wastewater Company9 Jun years 3Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon17 Dec Water and Power University of Technology13 Nov years 5Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineers Co.01 Oct years 6International Water Association (IWA)9 May International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)9 May Japanese National Committee for IHP9 May UNESCO-IHE22 Jun National Cloud Seeding Research Centre (NACSER)13 Nov years 11Water Research Centre (WRC)13 Nov years 12RCTWS – Cairo17 Dec ICHARM09 June International Agricultural Research and Training Center (IARTC) - Turkey 17 June UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and ScienceShortly--

10 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Workshops, Conferences, Training Courses and Exhibitions No of Participants: 6200 person/dayNumber of Events: 51 Participating Countries: more than 22 Including: I.R. Iran, Oman, Germany, India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, … Workshops Training Courses SeminarsConferencesExhibitions Feb May

11 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Studying, Research and Executive Projects No.Project Name Consultant / Research Institute DurationFinal outcome 1 Urban Databank on Urban Water Management Literature, Organizations and Human Resources in the Region Amirkabir University of Technology Jan – Dec Designing a data base webpage 2 Urban Water Management in the Region (Problems Assessment and Strategic Plan on Urban Water Management) UNESCO-IHE Mar – Nov Demonstrating Urban Water Management in the Countries of the Region 3 Reconstruction Projects, Master Plan Study on Water Management in Kabul River Basin Toosab Consulting Engineers Jan – Dec Analyzing existing water resources conditions of Kabul Basin 4 Afghanistan Reconstruction Projects, Reconstruction of Hydro- meteorological Network of Afghanistan Water Research Institute Jan 2003 – Jul Establishing and equipping 13 hydrometric and10 meteorological stations 5 Reconstruction Projects, Establishment of Water Research Centre in Kabul Water Research Institute Jan 2003 – Jul Establishing and equipping the Water Research Centre in Kabul

12 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Studying, Research and Executive Projects No.Project Name Consultant / Research Institute DurationFinal outcome 6 Reconstruction Projects, Supplying Potable Water to Zaranj City in Nimrooz Province Sistan & Balouchestan Water Authority Jan 2003 – Dec Implementing water conveyance pipeline system of Zaranj, using PVC type of 110mm 7 Designing and updating RCUWM – Tehran Website RCUWM / PWUT March 2006 April 2010 RCUWM – Homepage 8 ToT Manual on Urban Water Management RCUWM ToT Manual

13 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Date: 23 – 24 February 2010 Venue:Tehran, Iran Objective: Equipping RCUWM booth and displaying its activities and achievements Outcome: Presenting the activities report of RCUWM and also other materials produced by RCUWM, such as: CDs, Brochures, Booklets, etc. Also, the future events of RCUWM were introduced to the visitors. Presenting the activities and achievements of Centre in the 3 rd National Conference on Water and Wastewater

14 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Seventh RCUWM-Tehran Governing Board Meeting Date 5 May 2010, Tehran- Iran Participants Bangladesh, Ministry of Water Resources India, Ministry of Water Resources Iran, Ministry of Energy Kuwait, Ministry of Electricity and Water Oman, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources Syria, Ministry of Housing and Construction Tajikistan, Ministry of Water Economy and Land Improvement Bahrain, Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs Iraq, Ministry of Water Resources Lebanon, Ministry of Power and Water Zimbabwe, Ministry of Water Resources UNESCO UNESCO-IHE United Nations Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development United Nations Human Settlements Programme

15 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Training Workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management Date: 2 – 5 August 2010 Venue: Dushanbe - Tajikistan Organizers: RCUWM, IDB, Ministry of Water Economy and Land Reclamation Objectives: Strengthening Human Resources, organizational capacity building and improving public awareness on urban water challenges Familiarizing participants with the principles for demand management and water governance Familiarizing participants with modeling and some useful software in the field of flood and urban water management Creating an opportunity for participants to share their ideas and view points; Workshops

16 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Workshop on International Water Laws and Policies Date: 20 – 25 June 2010 Venue: Dundee – Scotland Organizers: RCUWM, Dundee UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science Objectives: The main goal of this event is capacity development and the target group would be managers, decision makers and experts involved in water resources management. During this workshop, general information on water laws by considering the participants level will be presented. Workshops

17 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements First National Workshop onCapacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to improve Crop Water productivity using AquaCrop Date: 9-12 May 2010 Venue: Kish - Iran Organizers: RCUWM, Khouzestan Water and Power Authority, Khouzestan Agricultural Research Centre Objectives: The main objective was to familiarize participants with the applications of AquaCrop in order to improve their skills in strategic farm management practices toward increasing crop water productivity in rain fed and irrigated productivity systems. Workshops

18 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Technical Visit for Iraqi General Managers Date: 9-14 October 2010 Venue: Tehran, Mazandaran and Khorasan Organizers: RCUWM, Ministry of Energy – Iran, Toosab Consulting Engineers Objectives: The main objective of this visit was presenting I.R. Irans capabilities in the field of water and wastewater to Iraqi General managers mainly from the Ministry of Water Resources, Iraq. Workshops

19 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Training Course on Application of GIS and RS in Water Resources Management Date: 19 – 22 December 2010 Venue: Muscat – Sultanate of Oman Organizers: RCUWM, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Oman Objectives: The purpose of the Regional Course was to provide participants with the basic skills of GIS and RS required for integrated and sustainable management of water resources. It was also expected to encourage experience and knowledge sharing among the Nile Countries. The overall goal was introducing GIS as a powerful decision making tool in water resources management. Workshops

20 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Training Course on Water Resources Management for Iraqi Experts Date: 3 – 8 July 2010 Venue: Tehran - Iran Organizers: RCUWM, Ministry of Energy – Iran, Ministry of Water Resources – Iraq, Power and Water University of Technology, Omrab Consulting Engineers Objectives: The main objective of this training course was familiarizing participants with the concepts of water resources management, application of GIS in water resources management and flood management. Workshops

21 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Participating in the 19 th Session of UNESCO-IHP Intergovernmental Council Date: 5 – 9 July 2010 Venue: Paris - France Organizers: UNESCO-IHP Main Output: Presenting IDI Proposal and approval by the participants in the meeting Workshops

22 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements International Workshop on Water Related Disasters in Urban Areas Date: 17 – 19 November 2010 Venue: Uberaba - Brasil Organizers: UNESCO HydroEX - Brazil Main Output: Presenting a paper on Drought and signing MoU with UNESCO-HydroEX Workshops

23 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Exhibitions Date: 14 – 16 May 2010 Venue:Baghdad, Iraq Outcome: Presenting the activities report of RCUWM and also other materials produced by RCUWM, such as: CDs, Brochures, Booklets, etc. Also, the future events of RCUWM were introduced to the visitors First International Infrastructure Exhibition of the Technical Services and capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran

24 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Exhibitions Date: 27 – 30 October 2010 Venue: Tehran - Iran Outcome: Presenting the activities report of RCUWM and also other materials produced by RCUWM, such as: CDs, Brochures, Booklets, etc. Also, the future events of RCUWM were introduced to the visitors Participating in the 6 th International Water and Wastewater Exhibition, WATEX 2010

25 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Second National Workshop onCapacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to improve Crop Water productivity using AquaCrop Date: 12 – 16 February 2011 Venue: Ahwaz - Iran Organizers: RCUWM, Khouzestan Water and Power Authority Objectives: The main objective was to train participants with the applications of AquaCrop in order to improve their skills in strategic farm management practices toward increasing crop water productivity in rain fed and irrigated productivity systems. Workshops

26 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Workshops Date: 10 – 13 April 2011 Venue: Kish – Iran Organizers: RCUWM- Tehran, UNESCO Dundee Centre for Water Laws Main Objectives: The primary objective of the Workshop was to provide an overview of the law that governs the non-navigational uses of international watercourses, within the context of past and existing trans-boundary development and management issues between nation states. National Workshop on International Water Law

27 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Workshops Date: 5-6 May 2011 Venue: Istanbul - Turkey Main Objectives: The Forum provided a platform to bring together international organizations t with local experts with the aim of providing solutions to the water problems. 6 th WWF in France, March 2012 Participating in the Second Istanbul International Water Forum

28 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Workshops Date: 5-6 May 2011 Venue: Kish, Iran Main Objectives: The main aim of this training event was to familiarize the attendees with measures to be carried out before, during and after disaster situations in concern with water and sanitation. Water and Sanitation Facilities in Disaster and Climate Change Situations

29 Activities and Achievements (2011)

30 RCUWM – Tehran Activities and Achievements Forthcoming Activities Forthcoming Activities 2011 Training Workshop on Sustainable use of Water, Izmir – Turkey, 25 – 27 July th Governing Board of RCUWM – Tehran, 1 st mid of 2011, Kabul Afghanistan, 13 September 2011 Workshop on Climate Change impacts on Water Resources, Beirut – Lebanon, Nov UNESCO Category II Water Related Meeting, Tehran – Iran, International Conference on Drought Management strategies in Arid and Semi Arid Regions, Dec. 2011, Muscat – Sultanate of Oman

31 Activities and Achievements (2011) RCUWM – Tehran Secretariat 1 st Floor, No. 1, Sharsaz Lane, Kargozar St., Dastgerdi Ave., Modaress Highway, Tehran, Tel: Fax:


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