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Drivers and Socio-Economic, Behavioural Effects of Climate Change in Iran: The Case of Water Resources Management

Thematic complex:
Natural resource use
Project duration:
2020 - 2022
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As part of the "International Cooperation" action plan, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) together with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MSRT) is funding the project "Drivers and Socio-Economic, Behavioural Effects of Climate Change in Iran: The Case of Water Resources Management (DEBEC)" with 20,000 euros.

The partner institutions in Iran are the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as main coordinator and the University of Tehran. In Germany, there is cooperation with the IAMO in Halle/Saale, the inter 3 Institute for Resource Management in Berlin as well as the Philipps University of Marburg.

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The aim of the two-year project is to increase knowledge about the causes and effects of climate change, with a special focus on water. In addition, strategies are to be identified which provide answers to the existing problems on different levels in Iran. In the course of the project, different working groups of experts will be formed in Germany and Iran and four workshops will be organized in Germany and Iran. Thus, information and knowledge will be bundled in order to obtain an up-to-date picture of the effects of climate change on water resources in Iran. Furthermore, the project represents an opportunity for young scientists to gain experience in international cooperation, teaching and research. By focusing on integrated water resources management and water governance in Iran, a sustainable cooperation between partners in Germany and Iran as well as the implementation of a detailed study of the socio-economic consequences and behavioral effects of climate change will be realized, thus contributing to an internationalization of science and research.

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan of the Economics of the Middle East Research Group heads the project.


		Dr. Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani

Dr. Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani

Research Associate
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Project Staff

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan (Philipps-Universität Marburg) (Project leader)

Dr. Zhanli Sun
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Dr. Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani
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Prof. Dr. Narges Salehnia (Firdausi-Universität Mashhad)

Prof. Dr. Pooya Alaedini (Universität Teheran)

Dr. Ali Asghar Besalatpour (3 Institut für Ressourcenmanagement Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Björn Vollan (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Prof. Dr. Christian Opp (Philipps-Universität Marburg)