Reviving the Dying Giant

Integrated Water Resource Management in the Zayandeh Rud Catchment, Iran

  • Shahrooz Mohajeri
  • Lena Horlemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lena Horlemann, Shahrooz Mohajeri
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Zayandeh Rud Catchment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mohammad Ali Torfe, Masoud Mirmohammad Sadeghi, Shahrooz Mohajeri
      Pages 33-47
  4. Developing a Common Understanding of IWRM and Its Requirements

  5. Current and Future Water Availability and Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Thomas Erhard Balling, Homeira Safigholy
      Pages 135-156
    3. Shahrooz Mohajeri, Axel Dierich
      Pages 157-174
    4. Wolf Raber, Parisa Jafari Berenji, Mohammad Naser Reyhani, Shahrooz Mohajeri, Lena Horlemann
      Pages 175-193
  6. Development of Necessary Tools for IWRM and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Michael Kaltofen
      Pages 197-199
    3. Saeid Eslamian, Hamid R. Safavi, Alireza Gohari, Mahdi Sajjadi, Vahid Raghibi, Mohammad Javad Zareian
      Pages 201-217
    4. Monireh Faramarzi, Ali Asghar Besalatpour, Michael Kaltofen
      Pages 219-240
    5. Sebastian Sklorz, Michael Kaltofen, Bertram Monninkhoff
      Pages 241-251
    6. Michael Kaltofen, Fabian Müller, Anna Zabel
      Pages 253-268

About this book


This book presents the results of an interdisciplinary research project that was set up to introduce Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the Zayandeh Rud, Central Iran’s most important river. As a result of climate change and a missing overall concept for sustainably managing water resources, the river has repeatedly dried up in recent years. Not only has water stress led to severe conflicts among the water using sectors and neighboring provinces, it also threatens important ecosystems in the region. Thus, the joint development of an IWRM concept for the Zayandeh Rud catchment was the main objective of the project. Comprehensive technological and non-technological measures – ranging from wastewater reuse to capacity development – were adjusted to local conditions and implemented in order to initiate an integrated, iterative IWRM process. The design of a technology-based Water Management Tool (WMT) served as the connective link to create trust, cooperation and coordination among the stakeholders and institutions.


Decision Support System IWRM Integrated Water Resource Management Iran Water Management Zayandeh Rud River ground water surface water water quality water resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahrooz Mohajeri
    • 1
  • Lena Horlemann
    • 2
  1. 1.inter 3 GmbH Institute for Resource ManagementBerlinGermany
  2. 2.inter 3 GmbH Institute for Resource ManagementBerlinGermany

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