the Iranian Society of Irrigation & Water Engineering- About Us
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For raising the advancement and promotion of science and qualitative and quantitative development of specialists and improvement of educational and research issues in the relevant fields, the Iranian Society of Water and Irrigation Engineering was founded. The Society is a nonprofit institute which is administrated under the supervision of the Committee of Societies of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and is one of the subdivisions of Research Department of the respective Ministry and is a legal entity whose chairman of the board of directors is the legal representative of the Society. Such a society extends its cooperation in line with conducting scientific and cultural researches to the national and international levels, with the researches and specialists who, somehow, deal with such a science, and also with scientific and research executive institutions in the field of evaluation and revision of the plans and projects related to education and research. Foundation of the mentioned society under the title "Iranian Society of Water and Irrigation Engineering" was proposed for promotion of the quality of the relevant issues by Dr. Movahed Danesh from Tabriz University, Dr. Masoudi from Tehran University, Farzaneh Eng. from Agricultural Engineering Department General, Dr. Behnia from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Dr. Farhad Mousavi from Shiraz University, Dr. Farshi from Soil and Water Research Institute, Dr. Alizadeh from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Dr. Kahnjani from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Dr. Barani from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Dr. Rahimzadegan from Isfahan University of Technology and Dr. Farhoudi from Urmia University, in the year 1989, and at the beginning, the Society started its activity with 28 members and at present it has more than 300 members.

Since the date of establishment, Iranian Society of Water and Irrigation Engineering has held four elections regarding the board of directors. In the last election, Mr. Baniasadi Eng. from Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of Kerman Province was elected as chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Rahnama from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman was elected as vice chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Bakhtiari from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman was elected as treasurer of the board of directors, Dr. Soleimani from Sari University and Dr. Tayari from Islamic Azad University of Kerman were elected as members of the board of directors, Dr. Abkar was elected as auditor and Dr. Ajdari Moghadam from Sistan and Baluchistan University and Dr. Behnia from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz were elected as substitute auditors.

At present, the society includes 5 committees under the following titles:

  1. International Committee, with Dr. Khanjani as Authority
  2. Scientific Committee, with Dr. Rahnama as Authority
  3. Communications and Publications Committee with Mr. Baniasadi Eng. as Authority  
  4. Strategic Committee with Dr. Bakhtiari as Authority
  5. Students Committee with Dr. Tayari as Authority
  6. Committee of Interaction with Organization, with Dr. Naghavi as Authority

Also, in this Society, Ms. Baniasadi serves as Internal Manager, Ms. Alizadeh serves as Publications Manager and Ms. Amini serves as Publications in charge.

In 2009, the mentioned society succeeded to obtain authorization for two publications, one of which was a scientific-research publication entitled "Water and Irrigation Engineering" and the other one was a scientific-promotional publication entitled "Water Resources Management". Dr. Khanjani is editor-in-chief of such publications and Mr. Baniasadi Eng. is managing director of the publications, and at present he is in the process of exchanging correspondence with Publications Committee for obtaining authorization for another scientific-research publication entitled "Agrometeorology".

This Society has held 4 Nationwide Conferences in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management and 2 Nationwide Conferences in General Management of Water Resources as follows:

The first nationwide conference in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management was held in the year 2004 and 162 papers were presented in this conference. All papers were presented in one volume together with a CD containing the full texts of such papers.

Secretary of Conference: Mr. Mohsen BANIASADI Eng.

The 2nd nationwide conference in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management was held in 2005 and 300 papers were presented in this conference. All papers were presented in 4 volumes together with a CD containing the full texts of such papers.

Secretary of Conference: Mr. Mohsen BANIASADI Eng.

The 3rd nationwide conference in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management was held in the year 2007 and 272 papers were presented in this conference. All papers were presented in 2 volumes together with a CD containing the full texts of such papers.

Secretary of Conference: Mr. Mohsen BANIASADI Eng.

The 1st conference in General Management of Water Resources was held in 2008 and 130 papers were presented in the Conference. All papers were published in one volume and a CD containing the full tetxs of such papers was presented.

Secretary of Conference: Dr. Shahram Karimi

The 4th nationwide conference in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management was held in the year 2009 and 205 papers were presented in this conference. All papers were published in one volume and a CD containing the full texts of such papers were presented.

Secretary of Conference: Dr. Bahram Bakhtiari

The 2nd conference in Water Resources General Management was held in the year 2010 and 219 papers were presented in such a conference, all of which were published in one volume and a CD containing the full texts of such papers was presented.

Secretary of Conference: Mr. Kourosh Ghaderi

In March of the current year, the 5th nationwide conference in Watershed Management and Soil and Water Resources Management shall be held by the Society, and up to the present date, more than 600 papers are received for such a conference.

It is to be noted that this Society has conducted cooperation with other scientific gatherings in holding the following conferences:

  • 7th Seminar in Irrigation and Decrease of Evaporation
  • 8th Seminar in Irrigation and Decrease of Evaporation
  • 9th Seminar in Irrigation and Decrease of Evaporation
  • 10th Seminar in Irrigation and Decrease of Evaporation
  • Conference in Hydraulics
  • International Conference of Qanat
  • International Conference of Water, Soil and Plant

 October 14, 2011

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