Integrated Water Resources Management Zayandeh Rud - Implementation Phase
Welcome to the project “Integrated Water Resources Management Zayandeh Rud”. This website provides insight into project content, activities, results and the German and Iranian partners involved.
The project “IWRM Zayandeh Rud - Implementation Phase” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the project code FKZ 02WM1532A within the framework of the funding program “Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)”. It is tied with the first phase of the project called "IWRM in Isfahan" (2010-2015) and the second phase called "IWRM Zayandeh Rud" (2015-2018).
For an overview of project objectives, activities, results and further background information, please have a look at our short films or our publications:
Reviving the Dying Giant
Integrated Water Resources Management in the Zayandeh Rud Catchment
Shahrooz Mohajeri / Lena Horlemann (Eds.) (2017) Reviving the Dying Giant – Integrated Water Resources Management in the Zayandeh Rud Catchment, Iran. 267 pages, Springer Nature, Cham / Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-54920-0 (eBook 978-3-319-54922-4)
Integrated Water Resources Management Zayandeh Rud
German-Iranian Research and Development Cooperation for a Better Future
Learn more about the IWRM projects of BMBF on the funding priority website.
The aim of German-Iranian cooperation is the development of a sustainable water sector for the Zayandeh Rud catchment in Central Iran. For this semi-arid region the river is of vital importance. Decision-makers and all affected people face severe challenges due to rapidly decreasing water availability and quality. Therefore, the relevant skills and capacities of both partner countries shall be bundled together to develop sustainable water management along the river and to balance the competing demands of agriculture, industry, human beings and the environment.
The new project name results from the fact that in addition to Isfahan province – which was the focal point of the first project phase – the neighboring provinces will play a greater role in the second phase. The new focus of activities on the entire catchment shall also be reflected in the project name.