Ardakanian, Reza

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  • Reza Ardakanian
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-FLORES
    OFFICE:
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    E-MAIL:
    flores@unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +49 (0) 351 8921 9372
    NATIONALITY:
    Iran

    Research Interests

    • Hydrology
    • Institutional Capacity Development
    • Operation Research
    • Water Resources Management

    Education

    • PhD in Water Resources Management, McMaster University, Canada
    • MEng in Water Resources Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
    • BSc in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Reza Ardakanian of Iran is the Founding Director of UNU-FLORES. He has served as Director of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development hosted by UNU since 2007 and served as Vice-Rector of UNU in Europe from 2009–2011. He has been on the boards of various international programmes/organizations such as the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, the UNESCO Institute for Water Education, the International Hydropower Association, and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security.

    He holds a PhD in Water Resources Management from McMaster University (Canada) and is a faculty member of Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He formerly held a number of national offices in Iran, including Deputy Minister for Water Affairs (2001–2005), Senior Vice-Minister (1998–2001) and Deputy Minister for Planning & Economic Affairs (1989–1991) with the Ministry of Energy, and Deputy Minister for Urban Development and Municipalities with the Ministry of Interior (1987–1989).

  • Articles

    • Avellán, Tamara, Ardakanian, Reza, Perret, Sylvain R., Ragab, Ragab, Vlotman, Willem, Zainal, Hayati, Im, Sangjun and Gany, Hafied A. (2017). Considering Resources beyond Water: Irrigation and Drainage Management in the Context of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus. Irrigation and Drainage, 1-10
    • Avellán, Tamara, Ardakanian, Reza and Gremillion, Paul (2017). The Role of Constructed Wetlands for Biomass Production within the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus. Water Science & Technology, 75(10), 2237-2245
    • Ardakanian, Reza (2016). Why a New Water Decade is Key to Meeting the World’s Development Needs. theconversation.com, n/a-n/a
    • Sabzevari ,T., Saghafian, B., Talebi, A., Ardakanian, R., (2013), “Time of concentration of surface flow in complex hillslopes”, J. Hydrol. Hydromech., 61, 2013, 4, 269–277
    • Ardakanian, R., Karimi, A., (2011), “Development and Application of a Long-Term Water Allocation Model in Assessment of Water Policies”, Sharif Journal, Vol. 27-2, No. 1
    • Sabzevari, T., Talebi, A., Ardakanian, R., Shamsai, A., (2010), “A Steady-State Saturation Model to Determine the Subsurface Travel Time (STT) in Complex Hillslopes”, Journal of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 14, pp 891-900
    • Karimi, A., Ardakanian, R., (2009), “Development of a Dynamic Long-Term Water Allocation Model for Agriculture and Industry Water Demands”, Water Resources Management, Vol. 24, No. 9, pp 1717-1746
    • Zarghami, M., Szidarovszky, F., Ardakanian, R., (2008), “A Fuzzy-Stochastic OWA Model for Robust Multi-Criteria Decision Making”, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Vol. 7, pp 1-15
    • Zarghami, M., Ardakanian, R., Memariani, A., Szidarovszky, F., (2008), “Extended OWA Operator for Group Decision Making on Water Resources Projects”, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 134, No. 3, pp 266-275
    • Zarghami, M., Szidarovszky, F., Ardakanian, R., (2008), “Sensitivity Analysis of the OWA Operator”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part B, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 547-552
    • Ardakanian, R., Karimi, A., (2008), “Dynamic Long-Term Water Allocation Model for Irrigation”, Journal of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 10-42
    • Zarghami, M., Ardakanian, R., Memariani, A., (2007), “Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making on Water Resources Projects Case Study: Ranging Water Transfers to Zayanderud Basin in Iran”, Water International, Vol. 32, No.2, pp 280-293
    • Zarghami, M., Abrishamchi, A., Ardakanian, R., (2007), “Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Integrated Urban Water Management”, Water Resources Management, Vol. 22, pp 1017-1029
    • Karimi, A., Ardakanian, R., (2006), “Application of Finite Elements Concept in Water Resources Management: FEWREM Model and Software”, Journal of Iran Water Resources Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 1-14
    • Ardakanian, R., Karimi, A., (2006), “Applying Uncertainty Parameters to the HTCOM Model for Multipurpose Reservoirs”, International Journal of Hydropower & Dams, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp 121-125
    • Ardakanian, R., (2005), “Optimizing Coordination of Hydro and Thermal Plants: The HTCOM Model”, The International Journal of Hydropower and Dams, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 49-61

    Books

    Book Chapters

    Conference Publications

    • Afrasiabi, N., Ehteshami, M., Ardakanian, R., (2009), „Optimum Design of an RO Membrane by Using Simulation Techniques“, Desalination Publications, Vol. 9, pp 189-194

    Conference Proceedings

    • Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan and Ardakanian, Reza ed. Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: A Workshop on Policy and Implementation for Iran 2016/12/5−7 Tehran. Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 2017.
    • Hülsmann, Stephan and Ardakanian, Reza ed. Special Session at the Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8): Societal Concerns and Capacity Development 2013/07/01-05 Münster, Germany. Dresden, Germany: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 2014.
    • Liebe, J., Ardakanian, R., (2013), “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture”, Proceedings Series No. 11, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Hülsmann, Stephan and Ardakanian, Reza ed. Regional Workshop on Establishment of a Network for Partnership of UNU-FLORES Based in Maputo, Mozambique 2013/05/06-08 Maputo, Mozambique. Dresden, Germany: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 2013.
    • Ardakanian, R., Liebe, J., (2012), “Research and Capacity Development on Water Resources Management by the United Nations University: Focus on Africa”, Proceedings Series No. 9, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Mullin Bernhardt, L., (2011), “Water Loss Reduction in Africa”, Proceedings of Regional workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and in Cape Town, South Africa, Proceedings Series No. 7, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, Reza, Hülsmann, Stephan and Johmann, Jessica ed. 2nd International Scoping Workshop 2011/10/24-25 Maputo, Mozambique. Paffenholz, Germany: UNU-ViE, 2011.
    • Ardakanian, Reza, Hülsmann, Stephan and Johmann, Jessica ed. 1st International Scoping Workshop 2010/11/11-12 Dresden, Germany. Bonn, Germany: UNU-ViE, 2010.
    • Ardakanian, R., Salih, A., Martin-Bordes, J., (2010), “UN-Water’s Perspective on Water Supply and Sanitation and Needs for Capacity Development in Africa”, Proceedings Series No. 6, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Martin-Bordes, J., (2010), “Non-Revenue Water Management: Solutions for Drinking Water Loss Reduction”, Proceedings Series No. 5, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Martin-Bordes, J., (2010), “Water Loss Reduction in Water and Sanitation Utilities”, Proceedings Series No. 4, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Sabzevari, T., Ardakanian, R., Talebi, A., Shamsai, A., (2010), “Watersheds Flood Forecasting Using HEC-Geo HMS and HEC-HMS Model”, Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (CESD 2010), ISBN 978-1-84626-024-7, pp 323-328
    • Ardakanian, R., van der Schaaf, C., (2009), „Institutional Capacity Development in Transboundary Basins“, Proceedings Series No.2, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Martin-Bordes, J., (2009), “Drinking Water Loss Reduction: Developing Capacity for Applying Solutions”, Proceedings Series No.1, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., (2007), “The Fair Distribution of Water”, Proceedings of the Working Group 12-14 November 2005 on Water and the Environment, pp 3-17, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City
    • Ardakanian, R., (2005), “Iran and Neighbors: Countable Achievements in Shared Basins”, Proceedings of The International Conference on Regional Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    • Ardakanian, R., et al., (2005), “Three Dimensional Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Concrete Dams”, Proceedings of ICOLD 73rd Annual Meeting, Tehran, Iran
    • Ardakanian, R. and Roozbahani, R., (2004), “Nonlinear Coordination of Hydro-Thermal Power Plants”, Proceedings of Hydro Vision 2004 conference, August 16-20, 2004, Montreal, Canada
    • Ardakanian, R. and Zarghami, M., (2004), “Water Governance”, Proceedings of the 1st Iranian National Congress on Civil Engineering, Esfahan, Iran
    • Ardakanian, R. and Roozbahani, R., (2004), “Review of 16 Countries’ Experiences on Hydropower Developments”, Proceedings of the 1st Iranian Annual Conference on IWRM, Esfahan, Iran
    • Ardakanian, R. and Zarghami, M., (2004), “Evaluation Criteria for Water Resources Development Projects in Iran”, Proceedings of the 1st Iranian Annual Conference on IWRM, Esfahan, Iran
    • Ardakanian R., et al., (2003), “Safety Evaluation of Amir-Kabir Dam in Iran”, Proceedings of Hydro 2003 Conference, Croatia
    • Ardakanian, R., (2003), “Integrated Drainage and Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions”, Proceedings of the 9th. International Drainage Workshop of ICID, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • Ardakanian, R. and Hamidi, S. A., (2003), “Mid-Term and Short-Term Models for Optimal Coordinated Operation of Multipurpose Reservoirs and Thermal Power Plants”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Germany
    • Ardakanian, R. and Ghazali, A. A., (2003), “Pressure- Leakage Relation in Urban Water Distribution Systems”, Proceedings of ASCE Conference in New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety, USA
    • Ardakanian, R., (2002), “Regional Institution: An Efficient Tool for Conflict Resolution”, (2002), Proceedings of the International Conference of From Conflict to Cooperation in International Water Resources Management, Delft, The Netherlands
    • Ardakanian, R., (2002), “Overview of Water Management in Iran”, Proceedings of an Iranian-American Workshop on Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling, pp 18-33, The National Academies Press, Washington, D. C., USA
    • Ardakanian R., (2000), “Water Crises: Regional and Global Vision with Usable Strategies for Iran”, Proceedings of Science and Technology Conference, Tehran, Iran
    • Ardakanian, R., Sewilam, H., Liebe, J., „Capacity Development for the Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture“, Proceedings Series No. 8, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University

    Reports

    Serials

    • Tsegai, D., Ardakanian, R., (2013), “Capacity Development in the Water Sector: A Way Forward”, Mapping Series No. 2, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Jaeger, D., (2012), “The Contribution of Water Technology to Job Creation and Development of Enterprises”, Knowledge Series No. 8, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Walter, T., (2011), “Capacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to Improve Crop-Water Productivity Using AquaCrop”, Knowledge Series No. 7, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Martin-Bordes, J., Williamson, D., (2010), “Capacity Development for Water and Environmental Journalists”, Knowledge Series No. 6, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Aimard, V., (2008), “A Survey of UN-Water Members’ and Partners’ Activities”, Mapping Series No. 1, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University