Iran

UNESCO Chair in Water and Environment Management for Sustainable Cities (989), established in 2012 at Sharif University of Technology (Islamic Republic of Iran).

Fields/Disciplines

Water and environment management for sustainable cities.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • strengthen North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation on water and environment management for sustainable cities;
  • assess needs and problems at the national and regional levels, design and carry out research projects to address them, and disseminate results widely;
  • design and implement activities facilitating multi-stakeholder participation, networking, sharing of knowledge and good practices; and,
  • develop training materials at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels,  and provide training.

Host Institution

Sharif University of Technology (Islamic Republic of Iran)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Tehran

Contact: Dr Ahmad Abrishamchi, Chairholder

Department of Civil Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

Azadi Avenue, Tehran, Iran

Phone: +98(21)66164238

Fax:     +98(21)66014828

E mail:  abrisham(at)sharif.edu