TKWRM 2012: International Conference on Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management, Yazd, Iran, 21- 23 February 2012

Dear colleagues,

The International Conference on Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management will be held in Yazd, Iran, from 21C 23 February 2012.

This conference is another important step initiated by ICQHS and UNESCO Tehran 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. There is a wealth of traditional knowledge in management of water resources that can lessen common errors in policy, technical and managerial practices while enlightening valuable hints to those in seek of new approaches.

Alongside the event, the eminent “International Qanats 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. 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.

Moreover the conference will be a place for interested scientists to share their ideas and establish long-term collaborations for study and research on Historic Hydraulic Structures.

  • Conference Themes:

Theme I: Sustainability of Traditional Water Management systems and coping with emerging challenges, i.e. changing climate, food security
Theme II: Traditional practices in community participation and level of decision-making in water resources management
Theme III: The Role of Culture in Water Resources Management

  • Important Dates:

Deadline for sending abstracts: July 30th, 2011
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: September 30th, 2011
Deadline for sending full paper: October 30th, 2011

  • Fellowships and contact information:

There are limited fellowships for waiver of registration fee and coverage of international travel expenses for participants/experts coming from least developed and developing countries.

For further information please visit the Conference website (,and/or contact the Conference secretariat at:

International Centre on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures
P.O. Box: 89165 C 1553
Daneshjoo Blvd., Yazd ,Iran

Tel:  (+98) 351 825 05 53
(+98) 351 825 83 93
Fax: (+98) 351 824 16 90
E-mail :

Please help to send the Conference information to those who might be interested!

pdf version: TKWRM2012 Brochure (EN)


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