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Integrated Water Resources Management - IWRM Zayandeh Rud - Iran - BMBF - Isfahan - Closing Conference [22.11.2018]

IWRM Zayandeh Rud Closing Conference - Opening of Training Center


The second phase of the project "IWRM Zayandeh Rud" ended with a two-day final conference in Isfahan in December. About 150 participants informed themselves about the project results and discussed possible future joint activities. Further efforts are needed, however, to implement the pilot work.

In his welcoming address, Dr. Christian Alecke from the BMBF's Resources, Recycling and Geosciences Department underlined the good cooperation between Germany and Iran in the field of know-how and technology transfer in the water sector. From the Iranian side, important decision-makers from the Zayandeh Rud catchment area, such as the chairmen of the water authorities and water companies, the agricultural organisation and representatives of the environmental authority or the managing director of the river basin organisation attended the conference. Symbolically, the products of the project were handed over to the Iranian partners.

The newly opened German-Iranian Training Centre for Water and Wastewater Management, which has been set up in Isfahan, is to play an important role in the continuation of the cooperation. For each competence area own training modules are compiled and then trainers from all over Iran are trained both technically and didactically, so that a competent trainer pool is developed over time. More than 100 trainers have already taken part in pilot trainings during the course of the project. However, the centre is intended to be more than just a training location, but also an exchange platform and showroom for German technology companies. The training center was ceremoniously opened by Dr. Christian Alecke and the Iranian Vice Minister for Research, Ali Akbar Mohajeri.


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