ICHARM signs an MOU with IWPC

Iran, semi-arid country

On April 12, 2013, ICHARM and the Iran Water and Power Company (IWPC) signed an MOU on research exchange and technical cooperation to provide mutual assistance in promoting research. IWPC is a governmental agency under Iran’s Energy Ministry and highly interested in hydrological models and flood forecasting, which are necessary for water resource development. They are particularly interested in IFAS, for it can be applied to river discharge analysis and dam storage analysis. After several meetings, both parties finally agreed to sign the MOU to help each other promote research and strengthen their networks. The two institutes are also planning research on other water-related disasters besides floods, such as droughts in dry and semi-dry areas of the Middle-Eastern Region.