Reza Ardakanian

Director

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  • Ardakanian, Reza
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-FLORES
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    +49 (0) 351 8921 9372

    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).

    For an updated bibliography, see the UNU-FLORES website.

  • Peer-reviewed Books

    • Ardakanian, R., Mullin Bernhardt, L., (2013), chapter on “Capacity Development for Water Cooperation” in “Free Flow – Reaching Water Security Through Cooperation”, published in Paris, France, by UNESCO
    • Ardakanian, R., Jaeger, D., (2012), “Water and the Green Economy: Capacity Development Aspects”, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNW-DPC, United Nations University
    • Ardakanian, R., Zarghami, M., (2010), “Management of Water Resources Development Projects”, Jahad Daneshgahi Publication, Tehran, Iran
    • Vollmer, R., Ardakanian, R., Hare, M., et al., (2009), “Institutional Capacity Development in Transboundary Water Management“, side publications series of WWDR 3, published by WWAP, UNESCO
    • Ardakanian, R., Ghaemain, M., (2005), “Instrumentation and Monitoring of Embankment Dams”, Publication No. 69 of Iranian National Committee on Large Dams
    • Ghaemian, M., Ardakanian, R., (2005), “Instrumentation and Monitoring of Concrete Dams”, Publication No. 68 of the Iranian National Committee on Large Dams

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • 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
    • 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., 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
    • 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., Abrishamchi, A., Ardakanian, R., (2007), “Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Integrated Urban Water Management”, Water Resources Management, Vol. 22, pp 1017-1029
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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., (2005), “Optimizing Coordination of Hydro and Thermal Plants: The HTCOM Model”, The International Journal of Hydropower and Dams, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 49-61

    Other Publications (Conference Proceedings, etc)

    • Hülsmann, S., Ardakanian, R., (2013), “Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Establishment of a Network for Partnership of UNU-FLORES Based in Maputo, Mozambique”, Proceedings No. 2, published in Dresden, Germany, by UNU-FLORES, United Nations University
    • 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
    • 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., Hülsmann, S., Johmann, J., (2012), „2nd International Scoping Workshop on the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and its twin in Mozambique”, Proceedings, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNU-ViE, 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., 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., 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
    • Ardakanian, R., Hülsmann, S., Johmann, J., (2011), „1st International Scoping Workshop on the Establishment of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and its Twin in Mozambique“, Proceedings, published in Bonn, Germany, by UNU-ViE, 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, 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., (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
    • 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., Williamson, D., (2010), “Capacity Development for Water and Environmental Journalists”, Knowledge Series No. 6, 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
    • Afrasiabi, N., Ehteshami, M., Ardakanian, R., (2009), „Optimum Design of an RO Membrane by Using Simulation Techniques“, Desalination Publications, Vol. 9, pp 189-194
    • 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., 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., 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
    • 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 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. 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), “Water Governance”, Proceedings of the 1st Iranian National Congress on Civil Engineering, Esfahan, 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., et al., (2003), “Safety Evaluation of Amir-Kabir Dam in Iran”, Proceedings of Hydro 2003 Conference, Croatia
    • 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., (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., (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., (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., (2000), “Water Crises: Regional and Global Vision with Usable Strategies for Iran”, Proceedings of Science and Technology Conference, Tehran, Iran