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WATER MANAGEMENT IN IRAN (CHALLENGES and OPPORTUNITIES)

IWRA World Water Congress 2003 Madrid Spain
IWRA WWC2003 - default topic
Author(s): Fowad VOJDANI

Fowad VOJDANI
Senior Expert Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company (T.W.W.C.).
Room # 309 Central Bldg. Hejab Ave. Tehran-Iran
Phone: Private : +9821-8776208
Office: +9821-8967012
Fax private: +9821-6404365
Office: +9821-8952972
E-mail : fvojdani@hotmail.com


Article:

Abstract

WATER is considered the main factor when it comes to sustainable development. It is also considered the most important component of economic and political power in contemporary world.

Countries like Iran, being located in arid and semi-arid region of the world, are in permanent water crisis condition. These countries must concentrate on research, scientific studies and utilize their water resources as  optimally as possible and manage their water resources efficiently.

Lack of proper amount of precipitation, inadequate infrastructure for collection, storage and recycling of water and above all, lack of public awareness regarding such issues as standard consumption patterns, force all countries to apply strategic management policies and techniques toward such issues as water resources, maintaining and upgrading water quality, and recharging water resources.

Besides water resources planning & management, proposed strategic management should also cover other areas such as supply, transfer, treatment, storage and also distribution and consumption. For each of above topics, special operational management should be considered and executed.

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