Cooperation in the field of environmental modeling

Researchers and students who are familiar with at least one of the IIASA environmental models and tools including:

  • MESSAGE (A modeling framework for medium- to long-term energy system planning, energy policy analysis, and scenario development)
  • GAINS (A scientific tool to combat air pollution and climate change simultaneously)
  • SSP Scenario Database (Analyze the feedbacks between climate change and socioeconomic factors)

can announce their readiness for cooperation through the admin of the Office channel on Telegram/ Email (sustainability@aut.ac.ir).

Appointment of the new director

Congratulations on the appointment of Dr. Sayed Alireza Hosseinzadeh Hejazi as manager of AUT’s Office of Sustainability and we ask God Almighty for his increasing success.

We also appreciate the efforts of Dr. Khorsandi during his tenure as manager of the Office of Sustainability over the past three years.

Release of Karun documentary

Karun documentary is an attempt to portray what Karun river was and what it is today. Of course, it is not a shout, but an image mixed with poetry and sadness!

This documentary will be on screen at the Amirkabir University of Technology with the help of the Office of Sustainability and the Film Center. To register to watch this documentary, you can fill out the form below or enter the link https://bit.ly/2EE48Bv.

Date and Time: Sunday, March 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Location: Amirkabir University of Technology Halls Complex, Bahman Hall

Participation is free for those interested by completing the registration form

The first “Zero-Waste Campus” contest among Iranian universities

The collection, separation and processing of waste is a big challenge in Iranian Universities. Public awareness and teaching about these issues to students and universities staff is one of the most important actions which is usually neglected.

 For the first time, the contest of “Zero-Waste University” is going to hold in the Amirkabir University of Technology. The main purpose of this completion is to increase the student’s awareness about the waste and the importance of separation at the source. In this competition, the students should form their teams, and then, they should collect the solid wastes in different categories. The collected wastes will be scored based on their level of peril, importance, the value in the recycling process and etc, and they will be weighted at the end.  The team with the highest score will get the 1st rank.

  • In order to get the instruction of the contest, click here. ⬇️

The 8th issue of the newsletter of office of sustainability has been published

The 8th issue of the newsletter of Office of Sustainability has been published by the efforts of volunteer and eco-friendly students and alumni. In this issue you will read about:

  • Test anxiety
  • A report of the programs executed in the past season
  • Study of Shared Bike Design in Tehran
  • Unsustainable development
  • and other interesting contents

You can download the electronic newsletter from the publications section of the website and send your comments and suggestions to sustainability@aut.ac.ir.

Release of the Closing the Loop documentary

For the first time, the documentary Closing the Loop on the subject of rotational economics and the environment will be screened at the Amirkabir University of Technology by the Office of Sustainability.

To register to watch this documentary, you can fill out the form below or enter the link https://bit.ly/2AeYO47.

Time and Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 13:30

Location: Amirkabir University of Technology Halls Complex, Bahman Hall

Participation is free for members of the Office of Sustainability and students of Amirkabir University by completing the form below

Annual meeting and introduction of the Office of Sustainability

Do you know the environment of your university? Do you want to contribute to its improvement?

What is sustainable development, and what is its role in our future?

What is the position of the environment and sustainable development in other countries?

We will answer this question and dozens of other questions of yours in this forum ….

Our rendezvous: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Bahman Hall of Amirkabir University of Technology from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In the presence of the director and assistant director of the Office of Sustainability, university officials and environmental experts, and activists
Participation is free for all interested students

The 7th issue of the newsletter of office of sustainability has been published

The 7th issue of the newsletter of Office of Sustainability has been published by the efforts of volunteer and eco-friendly students. In this issue you will read about:

  • Green buildings
  • A special conversation with Dr. Khorsandi about Tehran’s air pollution and pollution reduction strategies
  • Car-free Tuesdays
  • Unsustainable development
  • and other interesting contents

You can download the electronic newsletter from the publications section of the website and send your comments and suggestions to sustainability@aut.ac.ir.

Urmia Lake Rehabilitation Headquarters Review: How to Manage Water Supply Needed for Lake Urmia Rehabilitation

Urmia Lake Rehabilitation Headquarters Review: How to Manage Water Supply Needed for Lake Urmia Rehabilitation

The first session of a series of specialized meetings to review the performance of Lake Urmia Rehabilitation Headquarters with the focus on how to manage the required water resources, on Tuesday, July 3, hosted by the Office of Sustainability of Amirkabir University and Sharif University of Technology and Lake Urmia Rehabilitation Headquarters was held at Amirkabir University. The panel members of this meeting were:

– Dr. Reza Maknoon (Chairman of the meeting and Chairman of the High Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Lake Urmia Rehabilitation Headquarters),

– Dr. Mehdi Ahmadi (Secretary of the meeting),

– Dr. Masoud Tajrishi (Director of Planning and Integration Office of Urmia Lake Rehabilitation Headquarters),

– Eng. Mohammad Haj Rasouliha (CEO of Iran Water Resources Management Company),

– Dr. Jamshid Mousavi (Head of Water Resources Working Group of Urmia Lake Rehabilitation Headquarters)

– Eng. Arash Akhavan (Director of Operation Office of Water Supply Facilities of Iran Water Resources Management Company)

The main axes studied in this meeting include reviewing the implemented model of operation of dam reservoirs in the last 4 years, reviewing the status of resources and consumption of reservoirs in the catchment area of Lake Urmia and reviewing different models for predicting inflow and operation of dam reservoirs. At this meeting, Eng. Akhavan first presented a report on the planning process carried out to rehabilitate Lake Urmia, the forecasting model used and the measures taken. Then it was the turn of Dr. Mousavi to present a report on the research and activities carried out to provide an improved model for better management of water resources in the area. Engineer Haj Rasouliha then gave a general explanation about the performance of the headquarters. In the last part of the section related to the evaluation of the headquarters’ performance, Dr. Tajrishi explained the situation of Lake Urmia and then it was the turn of the question and answer section that Dr. Maknoon asked questions from the panel members about the future of the lake and the future plans of the headquarters.

Finally, the main points agreed upon by the panel members included the following sections:

  1. One of the most important factors influencing the revitalization of Lake Urmia are dams; Because among 16 important rivers supplying water to Lake Urmia, a national dam has been built on 8 of them. In addition, for example, studies on Buchan Dam, as the most important dam, show that the release of water from this dam has had a great effect on the level of the lake. Therefore, management and planning for dams in order to rehabilitate the lake is very important.
  2. It is necessary to use a suitable model in order to manage the water of the dams and annual planning for their operation; However, it should be noted that the basic information used in the model has as little error as possible and is based on continuous monitoring and the latest information to be in good agreement with the real situation.
  3. The proposed model should be well adapted to changing predicted conditions; Because the amount of rainfall in recent years has shown that the uncertainty in the forecasts has been high.
  4. To rehabilitate Lake Urmia, managing and improving the operation of dams alone is not enough and saving water consumption in the agricultural sector up to about 40% is essential. Otherwise, it is not possible to revive Lake Urmia.
  5. At present, it seems that there is enough water and knowledge to rehabilitate the lake, and by improving the planning models for the operation of the dams, as well as optimizing water consumption in the agricultural sector, it will be possible to rehabilitate Lake Urmia.
  6. There is no need to form other rehabilitation headquarters to manage other catchment areas and water resources in the country, and the experiences gained for the rehabilitation of Lake Urmia can be used as a suitable program and roadmap for other examples in the country.

The first series of photo and video competitions of HAMPAK campaign: “Great Goals, Small Steps”

HAMPAK campaign with the slogan “Let’s start with ourselves” presents

The first series of photo and video competitions titled “Great Goals, Small Steps”

In order to participate in the contest, send an artistic photo or a 1 minute video in the field of sustainable development (in campus environment) to the Instagram page of Office of Sustainability, (Amirkabir University of Technology) at sustainable_aut until July 27th, 2018.

  • The best photo and video will be awarded valuable prizes.

  • Recommended fields:

► Energy saving and renewable energies

► Waste management

► Clean transportation

► Air pollution

► Water conservation

► Biodiversity

► Social aspects of sustainable development

► Ecotourism

Let’s not forget that the campaign’s goal is to start achieving sustainable development from ourselves, although our activities appear to be seemingly small and less effective. So do not miss the chance to participate in this competition.