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Tea time talk: historical water sustainability

Event organised by The Irrigation and Water Forum

03 July 2024
11:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)

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ICID's working group on the History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control (WG-HIST) published 'Historical Water Sustainability' in 2023. The publication aims to promote the practices and concepts of sustainable water management evident in the case studies reported, for the purpose of relieving and reducing the water stress being experienced by billions of people in many parts of the world. 

Dr Kamran Emami who compiled and edited this publication will be leading an online event on Wednesday 03 July from 11:00 - 12:00 which will showcase the subjects covered.


  • History of Irrigation and Drainage and Flood Control
  • Value Engineering
  • Adaptive Flood Management 

Dr Emami has a PHD in water engineering and is a practicing consulting engineer. He has 30 years of professional experience in value engineering, dam engineering, flood management, historic hydraulic structures and risk management. 

Members and non-members of IWF are welcome to attend the meeting. 

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The Irrigation and Water Forum

The Irrigation and Water Forum

The IWf aims to promote British expertise in the science and art of irrigation, drainage and flood control.


Dr Kamran Emami

Dr Kamran Emami

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

vice president

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Dr Kamran Emami

Dr. Kamran Emami holds a Ph.D in Civil Engineering with 28 years of professional experience in water projects pertaining to water resources management, flood management, value engineering and water history.

He is currently the head of the board and managing director with the Kurit Kara consulting engineers, prior to that he was a technical advisor to the Water and Power Development company (1993 - 2007) and senior advisor in the Technical Office of Power Ministry, Iran (1994 - 2005).