Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

/ Iran’s Water Bankruptcy: Understanding the Root Causes vs. Implementing Quick Fix Solutions __ Kaveh madani

Talk

Iran’s Water Bankruptcy: Understanding the Root Causes vs. Implementing Quick Fix Solutions

July 31, 2017

Venue

Khatam University, Building No2.
Address: Mollasadra Blvd., North Shirazi St., East Daneshvar St., No.17. See location on Google map

+982189174612

Dr. Kaveh madani

Reader in Systems Analysis and policy at the center for environmental policy of Imperial College London

Overview

This presentation reviews the root causes of Iran’s water problems together with some of the wrong beliefs that shape the common knowledge about Iran’s water resources problems. It is argued that developing a common narrative about the problem and its root causes is essential to solving this problem. Thus, in the absence of accurate information and better understanding of the complexities of Iran’s water management system any move to develop solutions would be subject to failure or would be associated with unintended consequences.

Target Audience

All students and enthusiasts are invited to attend this lecture.

 

Biography

Kaveh madani is a Reader in Systems Analysis and policy at the center for environmental policy of Imperial College London. His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy recourses engineering and management. He is one of the ten New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012, one of the four recipients of the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding young Scientists in 2016, and one of the five winners of Walter Huber Civil engineering Research prize in 2017 for his fundamental contributions to integrating game theory and decision-analysis into water management models. Madani is an Associate Editor of the journal of water Recourses Planning and Management and Sustainable Cities and society Journal, and has held research and teaching positions at different institutions around the world including university Of central Florida, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, California State University-Sacramento, Stockholm University, Lund University and K.N.toosi University of technology.