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Digital professional development and networking: decentralized wastewater management in Iran

Climate change and resource scarcity pose great challenges for Iran: Especially in rural areas there are great development needs regarding the wastewater infrastructure. With the help of decentralized wastewater technologies, a sustainable and cost-effective water resource management can be established. In addition to the required technologies, qualified personnel are also needed for the installation, the operation and the maintenance of the decentralized wastewater systems. This is where inter 3 comes in and develops a digital platform, which serves further training of specialists in Iran as well as networking in the international water industry.

Development and know-how transfer in the wastewater sector

The contact and travel restrictions in the course of the Covid19-pandemic require adjustments in the formats of international cooperation. A digital learning platform offers the possibility of providing structured expert knowledge on decentralized wastewater disposal, independent of location and time. Via an integrated communication system, this knowledge can be continuously expanded through moderated interchange in web conferences and virtual classrooms. The implementation of virtual reality technologies also allows a realistic representation of the learning content. Thus, course participants can autonomously develop application-oriented knowledge on the installation, the operation and the maintenance of decentralized wastewater plants.

Development of a digital LEARN HOUSE

In cooperation with ATB WATER GmbH, inter 3 is developing a digital, collaborative learning platform for development and know-how transfer on decentralized wastewater technologies in Iran. The aim of the project is to share didactically prepared knowledge on flexible wastewater systems and to intensify the international cooperation in the field of water management.

In addition, the digital LEARN HOUSE is to support Iranian trainers in conducting further training courses on the topic of decentralized wastewater technologies independently. By the end of the project, initial courses are to be conducted at the German-Iranian Training Center for Water and Wastewater Management (GITC) in Isfahan. The project results will be documented in a report and disseminated to encourage emulation.


FLEXIBLE Wastewater Technology - Training and Transfer (FEWA-TT)


Dr. Shahrooz Mohajeri, Tel.: +49(0)30-34 34 74 40

Jennifer Quast, Tel.: +49(0)30-34 34 74 44


Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)






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