Director's Message

In spite of a dramatic growth of water engineering industry in several provinces of Iran in recent years, water crisis, on the one hand, and incorrect operation of surface and ground water resources by stakeholders in agriculture and industry sectors, on the other hand, have caused that transmission systems and irrigation and drainage networks do not have a reasonable efficiency during operation, despite heavy spending in the country to build these systems. Furthermore, illegal extraction of Iran’s share of trans-boundary river waters, and the dispersal of fertile plains in the bordering provinces of the country have urged the relevant authorities to spend a bulk of the development budget on the construction and completion of irrigation and drainage networks in the border provinces, with the purposes of agricultural development and prevention of migration. Given the above mentioned circumstances, success can only be achieved by adopting appropriate approaches to manage the design, implementation, construction, operation, and maintenance of transmission lines and irrigation and drainage networks, and also to participate beneficiaries and stakeholders in the form of people-oriented institutions such as WUAs (Water Users Associations).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zohreh Moloodi