Holding a meeting on investigating the effects of climate change on UNESCO- registered Qanats

The meeting on investigating the effects of climate change on UNESCO- registered Qanats was held at the International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures.

Mr. Eing Srang, Head of the UNESCO Office in Tehran explained that Iran is a country with various climate challenges and said: “Iran's environmental challenges include floods, droughts, desertification, hurricanes, biodiversity loss and changes. “The climate and temperature are unprecedented. He pointed out that the management of the Qanats was an example of indigenous and local management, adding: “Previously, local people were responsible for management of water and associated heritage, using local methods and is based on the development of a sustainable management procedure.

“Water helped to properly maintain this source of life against inefficient and ineffective methods in water management”, Eing Srang expressed: Water management must be implemented through integrative approaches and based on the ideas and thoughts of young people and local knowledge. Attention should be paid to proper management of water.

The head of UNESCO's Tehran office pointed out: Training on Qanats construction and maintenance was held in collaboration with various experts, and this project and training course examined various damage to Qanats caused by climate change, such as physical changes and human damages, were evaluated.

Mohammad Mahdi Javadianzadeh, head of the International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures, said in the continuation of this meeting: The purpose of holding this meeting is to examine how to maintain world-registered qanats and ways to preserve them.

He added: Hassan Abad qanat is located in the desert region of Iran, and cities have been developed upstream and downstream of that. But this qanat is still alive and has water, so this issue should be studied in this meeting.

News code: 98
  News Date : 2024-03-12
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