Development of a Grid-based Precipitation Dataset (PERSIANN) for West Asia to feed Climate Change and Drought Management Studies A website for displaying and downloading the satellite-based precipitation is to be unveiled during the 2nd IDI expert group meeting in Mashahd, Iran 10th of December, 2018. Satellite-based remote sensing is currently essential in producing estimates of global precipitation. The Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) provides one of the most popular applicable satellite-based precipitation estimation globally (Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artifical Neural Networks, PERSIANN). The data are applicable [...]
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The 2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian G-WADI Meetings 2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian G-WADI Meetings International Workshop on “Coping with Water Scarcity and Basin connected Cities” 10 – 12 December 2018, Mashhad, Iran The 2nd IDI Expert Group and 8th Asian GWADI Meetings along with International Workshop on “Adaptation to Water Scarcity and Basin-connected Cities” are planned to be held in Mashhad, Iran 10-12 December 2018, organized by: UNESCO-IHP UNESCO Offices in Jakarta, New Delhi and Tehran International Drought Initiative (IDI) Asian G-WADI Regional Centre on Urban Water Management [...]
The 1st IDI Expert Group and 6th Asian G-WADI Meeting Date: 13 – 16 June 2015 Venue: Tehran and Isfahan, Iran Organizers: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Regional Centre on Urban Water Management-Tehran (RCUWM) Ministry of Energy, I.R. of Iran International Drought Initiative (IDI) Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI) Foreign participants: USA, Japan, Thailand, Jakarta, South Korea, India, Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Number of participants 200 persons The main objectives To develop synergies between the two programmes of UNESCO, namely [...]
International Expert Symposium “Coping with Droughts” Date: 19-21 November 2014 Venue: Santiago, Chile Type of Event: Category 8-Symposium The main objectives: To present the latest activities on International Drought Initiative (IDI) Exchange on the state of art and knowledge gaps on drought information systems (indices, monitoring, alert, data management, risk management). Evaluation of the value of information and the effectiveness of existing information strategies from a stakeholder perspective. Derive demand for innovation (research / implementation) regarding drought risk management for different integrated information strategies. Develop integrated approaches towards effective drought risk management considering [...]
International Seminar on “Drought Management” & 2nd International Drought Initiative Meeting (IDI) Date: 14 – 15 May 2013 Venue: Tehran, Iran Type of Event: International Drought Initiative Meeting Participants: Head of Section of IHP Secretariat UNESCO HQ Scientific Officer of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Acting Director of National Water Research Centre, Egypt Assistant Director General of Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Oman First Specialist of Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Oman Head of Department of Ministry of Water Economy, Tajikistan Head of Department of Institute for Water Resource [...]
1st IDI meeting An IDI inception meeting was held in Tehran, November 2011 hosted by the Ministry of Energy to discuss the current activities and to develop a road map for future activities during this meeting - which was considered as the first IDI Executive- Strategic Council meeting – the organization chart, the composition of the committees, the way of cooperation with international entities, the budget and finally the promotion of IDI have been major parts of the discussion. Date: 9 – 10 November 2011 Venue: Tehran - Iran Organizers: RCUWM, MOE, [...]
19th Session of IHP Intergovernmental council Date: 5 – 9 July 2010 Venue: Paris - France Organizers: UNESCO-IHP Main Output: Presenting IDI proposal and approval by the participants in the meeting Abstract: The International Drought Initiative (IDI) was approved by the 19th Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Program in Paris, France, July 2010. The Regional Center on Urban Water Management – Tehran (RCUWM), under the auspices of UNESCO, was assigned as the secretariat of this initiative by the Ministry of Energy, I. R. Iran. Description: The Regional [...]
IHP National Committee’s Meeting Date: 2009 Venue: Tehran, Iran Organizers: Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) -Tehran Iranian National Committee for IHP Iranian National Commission for UNESCO UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office (UTCO) Main Goals: To discuss and deliberate issues related to promoting cooperation between IHP National Committees and defining projects in line with implementing the 7th phase of IHP To establish an International Drought Initiative (IDI) assisting communities in developing countries to address challenges related to droughts.