International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures, Yazd (ICQHS)

Centre international sur les Qanats et les ouvrages historiques hydrauliques, Yazd
مرکز بین‌المللی قنات و سازه‌های تاریخی آبی

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Founded Mar 2005, under the auspices of B-XB3383 - UNESCO.


Promote information and capacities with regard to all aspects of Qanat technology and other historic hydraulic structures to fulfil sustainable development of water resources and public welfare within the communities whose existence depend on the rational exploitation of the resources and preservation of such historical structures; promote research and development to restore Qanats and other traditional historic hydraulic structures for sustainable development objectives through international cooperation and global transfer of knowledge and technology; preserve cultural values regarding materialistic and spiritual frameworks.


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Board, composed of: a representative of the Government: a representative of each of the other Member States that have sent the Director-General notification and make a substantial contribution to the operating budget or running of the Centre; a representative of the Director-General of the Organization; Director of RCUWMM-Teheran; a representative of any other intergovernmental organization or international non-governmental organization making a substantial contribution to the operating budget or running of the Centre. Headquarters based in Yazd (Iran Islamic Rep).


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