Iran, UK to hold linked workshop on water management

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Iranian and British researchers will gather at Imperial College London this week to hold academic discussion on water management.

As part of the British Council Researcher Links scheme, Imperial College London plans to hold workshop for participants from the UK and Iran. The workshop will be held at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London, on 24-28 January 2016 and will be led by distinguished academics from both countries.
This event seeks to bring together 20-25 early career scholars and experienced researchers from the UK and Iran to hold an academic discussion on Water Management with sub-themes of hydrology, extreme events, agriculture and food security, climate change, and water management/policy.
The objective of the workshop is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge in both directions and the building of links for future collaboration. The workshop will include also sessions on how to find and apply for research grants, and pursue funding opportunities and research partnerships with scholars overseas.
Dr. Kaveh Madani, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at Imperial College London who is also in charge of holding the workshop, told MNA correspondent that the objective of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge between the Iranian and British researchers in the field of water management.
“The great enthusiasm shown for participating in the workshop especially among young Iranian researchers reveals my fellow colleagues’ keen and serious interest in acquiring the necessary and comprehensive knowledge to take on the various complex water problems,” he said.
The workshop will focus on topics including water security, food security, virtual water, drought management, risk management, water conflict management, and adaptation to climate change.
15 of the 30 participants in the workshop are Iranians who lead 13 universities and research centers in Iran.

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