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Yazd, Iran 21-23 Fevrier 2012

Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management

TKWRM 2012 : International Conference

  TKWRM 2012 : International Conference on Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management

Yazd, Iran 21-23 Fevrier 2012


International Centre on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (ICQHS)


This conference is an important step initiated by ICQHS to collect and document traditional knowledge available on water resources management from around the globe while providing a forum for presenting new views on the topic. Alongside the event, the eminent “International Qanat Club” will be launched using the opportunity of having senior experts in Qanats sciences. Those scientists honored to join the Qanats Club will be given a certificate and formally become a member of the Club by certificates endorsed by UNESCO and ICQHS. The members of the club will be long-term partners of ICQHS to further pursue its mandate in advancing the knowledge of Qanats and capacity-building for the Qanats know-how.


Bringing together leading water management experts and archeologists, scientists and engineers, policymakers, climate change experts and economists, and executives of water services of local and regional authorities to :

(1) Present their findings and lessons learnt from sustainability, adaptation to climate variability and community participation of traditional water management techniques, and discuss how to incorporate such technologies into short-term decision-making and long-term water management and policy-making ;

(2) Exchange ideas and experiences on how learning from traditional knowledge could be systematically incorporated as an integrated element of water related decision-making process and different actors could be identified and involved in the process with emphasis on involvement of and capacity building for the civil society ;

(3) Identify research areas for incorporating modern advancements with traditional knowledge to address evolving global needs and establish links to further pursue these areas ;

(4) Establish a permanent secretary at ICQHS to network among scientists contributing to understanding of traditional techniques in water resources management and to host the “International Qanats Club”

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