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End of International program on Education for Sustainable Development ‪(ESD)‬

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.‎” – Dale Carnegie

The greatest international program on green management and education for sustainable development ‪(ESD)‬ was held for the first time at the level of university administrators across the country.‎ The AUT Office of Sustainability organized this program with the cooperation of Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the University of Potsdam within the framework of a program called National Multiplication Training ‪(NMT-DIES)‬.‎

This program was in line with the policies announced by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in the field of green management and promoted the leadership of the Amirkabir University of Technology in sustainable development.‎ After a year of effort and planning, it was held in the form of two 3-day workshops, the first from 4th to 6th January 2020, and the second from 21st to 23rd July 2020, with the participation of experienced national and international professors and experts.‎ The program was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Amirkabir University of Technology ‪(AUT)‬.‎

During 6 months, the ESD participants were asked to define, plan, and fully implement a project related to sustainable development and green management (energy saving, water and waste management) in their university.‎ The specialized interactive workshops enabled them to solve their problems.‎ Thus, Amirkabir University of Technology will be more recognized as a hub for education in the field of sustainable development and green management.‎

For more information, visit the website of this program at http://esd.aut.ac.ir.

 

 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Initiative for Green Campus

Office of Sustainability at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) has been selected by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from Iran among a pool of applicants for the DIES NMT program. DAAD is going to help and support the accepted entities to hold various training courses in their countries.

In this regard, AUT’s Office of Sustainability and Office of International Affairs will hold the training program of “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Initiative for Green Campus” as a joint program with DAAD and Potsdam University from Germany. This training program comprises 2 workshops which will be held on January 4th – 6th and July 21st – 23rd of 2020, respectively.

The ESD is a training program for different university authorities who their function and responsibility is related to green management and implementation of green projects at universities (e.g. faculty members, human resource management, environmental management sectors, and people who are responsible for the Council of Strategic Green Management).

It is worth mentioning that participating in this program is completely free of charge for the accepted applicants and the costs will be covered completely by DAAD and Amirkabir University of Technology.

In order to apply for this program, the applicants are required to send their applications via the website of the program and the application deadline is December 5th. For more information and sending the applications, please refer to the program website (esd.aut.ac.ir).

Website: http://esd.aut.ac.ir

[1] National Multiplication Training

 

Workshop on river flood simulation and analysis using two-dimensional HEC-RAS model

The Iranian Water Resources Science and Engineering Association and the Center for the Study and Development of Water Technology (Fanab) are holding:

Workshop

“River flood simulation and analysis using two-dimensional HEC-RAS model”


Workshop details

  • Workshop time: Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25, from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Workshop duration: 16 hours (two days)
  • Venue: Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Tuition for participating in the workshop per person: 450,000 Tomans

Workshop instructor

  • Dr. Asghar Azizian
  • Faculty member of the department of Civil Engineering, Imam Khomeini International University
  • Author of several books

Why should I participate in this workshop?

The growth and development of numerical models for simulating the hydrodynamic pattern of flow and flood have provided the basis for the use of these models and their use in research. Therefore, having sufficient knowledge of these softwares is a necessity.
By participating in this workshop, mastery of using the numerical model to be used in research and applied studies is achieved and creates the background for the development of the use of numerical models in applied projects.

Workshop topics

  • Introduction Description of different parts of HEC-HMS model
  • Learn how to build a rainfall-runoff model of a basin using the HEC-HMS model
  • Learning how to calibrate the HEC-HMS model with different methods
  • Description of different outputs of HEC-HMS model
  • Introducing the two-dimensional model HEC-RAS
  • Learn how to build a computational network and import digital elevation models into a two-dimensional model environment
  • Learn how to connect to online resource maps such as Google Earth and NASA Maps in the HEC-RAS environment
  • Learn how to combine one-dimensional and two-dimensional models simultaneously in the HEC-RAS model
  • Teaching numerical settings and examining its effect on model performance
  • Investigation of various factors causing numerical instability
  • Create graphic, tabular and animated outputs from flow parameters at different times
  • Investigating the sensitivity of the two-dimensional model to the dimensions of the computational mesh
  • How to transfer the results of the hydraulic model to the GIS environment

Workshop considerations

  • In order to increase the executive quality and content of the workshop, the capacity of the workshop is limited.
  • Participants must be in class 15 minutes before the workshop begins.
  • Participants must bring their ID card with them on the day of the workshop.
  • Participants must have a computer to use the workshop more effectively.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be awarded a certificate appropriate to the final exam of the course.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will join a cyberspace group to discuss and share their questions.
  • The workshop video will be given to the participants at the end of the workshop.
  • Workshop schedule, software download link and required files will be sent to participants before the workshop starts.

Workshop registration link

Water supply network design and analysis workshop using Water GEMS software

The Iranian Water Resources Science and Engineering Association and the Center for the Study and Development of Water Technology (Fanab) are holding:

Workshop

“Water supply network design and analysis workshop using Water GEMS software”


Workshop details

  • Workshop time: Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Workshop duration: 16 hours (two days)
  • Venue: Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Tuition for participating in the workshop per person: 450,000 Tomans

Workshop instructor

  • Eng. Mohammad Amin Gheibi
  • PhD candidate of Shahid Beheshti University
  • Master of Water and Wastewater

Why should I participate in this workshop?

Due to the specialization of water and wastewater science and the lack of specialized training centers for related software, it is necessary to provide training in accordance with the necessary needs in projects and engineering consulting and design companies. Familiarity of students and graduates with specialized software used in the labor market can be very useful in the workplace. Also, familiarity of consulting engineers and designers with the latest versions of design software and their new capabilities will help them a lot.

Workshop topics

  • Provide the basics of water network design
  • Familiarity with the basics of network design including design workshop, population, per capita consumption and …
  • Install software and introduce its menus
  • Familiarity with how to install software and crack it
  • Introducing software menus
  • Network analysis in Steady State mode
  • Familiarity with how to model a network in Steady State mode
  • Introducing modeling elements
  • Network analysis in EPS mode
  • Familiarity with the consumption pattern of the city and how to define it
  • Hydraulic analysis of the network during a time workshop
  • Familiarity with the concepts of scenario and alternative
  • Introducing a variety of alternatives
  • How to define a scenario and an alternative
  • Modeling a real network
  • Familiarity with how to pipe the network in Auto CAD software environment
  • Preparation of compression files in GIS software
  • Familiarity with how Auto CAD and GIS software communicate with Water GEMS
  • Hydraulic analysis of the network and design based on existing standards
  • Summarizing the workshop and fixing the learners’ problems

Workshop considerations

  • In order to increase the executive quality and content of the workshop, the capacity of the workshop is limited.
  • Participants must be in class 15 minutes before the workshop begins.
  • Participants must bring their ID card with them on the day of the workshop.
  • Participants must have a computer to use the workshop more effectively.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be awarded a certificate appropriate to the final exam of the course.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will join a cyberspace group to discuss and share their questions.
  • The workshop video will be given to the participants at the end of the workshop.
  • Workshop schedule, software download link and required files will be sent to participants before the workshop starts.

Workshop registration link

Planning the allocation of water resources at the catchment level using the MODSIM model

The Iranian Water Resources Science and Engineering Association and the Center for the Study and Development of Water Technology (Fanab) are holding:

Workshop

“Planning the allocation of water resources at the catchment level using the MODSIM model”


Workshop details

  • Workshop time: Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Workshop duration: 16 hours (two days)
  • Venue: Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Tuition for participating in the workshop per person: 450,000 Tomans

Workshop instructor

  • Dr. Mojtaba Shourian
  • Faculty member of the department of Civil Engineering, Water and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University

Why should I participate in this workshop?

Due to the lack of specialized personnel and the increasing need of the country to manage the limited water resources available and the lack of necessary training classes in general in the country, the need to train this software to active personnel in the field of water resources at the level of civil engineering and agriculture students, graduates And water engineering experts in consulting companies seems essential.

Workshop topics

  • Familiarity with the basic concepts of water resources planning and types of conventional models
  • Introduction of comprehensive simulation model of MODSIM catchment
  • Network Flow Programming Algorithm
  • Prioritize the allocation of needs in MODSIM
  • Implementation of catchment topology and river network components
  • How to model surface water reservoirs
  • How to model groundwater reservoirs
  • How to model water needs nodes including drinking, industrial, agricultural and environmental needs
  • How to model surface and groundwater interaction and define return water
  • Execute the simulated model and obtain and view the results for an example
  • Analyze, interpret and compare the results of possible water resource planning scenarios
  • How to connect the input database to the model and store the results of the model implementation in the database
  • Overview of customization capability and automatic execution of MODSIM model

Workshop considerations

  • In order to increase the executive quality and content of the workshop, the capacity of the workshop is limited.
  • Participants must be in class 15 minutes before the workshop begins.
  • Participants must bring their ID card with them on the day of the workshop.
  • Participants must have a computer to use the workshop more effectively.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will be awarded a certificate appropriate to the final exam of the course.
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will join a cyberspace group to discuss and share their questions.
  • The workshop video will be given to the participants at the end of the workshop.
  • Workshop schedule, software download link and required files will be sent to participants before the workshop starts.

ArcGIS software advanced training course

GIS School of AUT’s Office of Sustainability holds:

ArcGIS software advanced training course

After the successful holding of the introductory course of ArcGIS software training by the Office of Sustainability, an advanced course will also be held. The general information of the course is as follows:

Start dateSunday – July 20th
Finish dateTuesday – 15th August
Days of holdingSunday and Tuesday
Hours10 to 13 o’clock
Course duration18 hours (three weeks)
Event PlaceSeminar Hall of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

Due to the welcome of the participants of the previous course, the course will be taught by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadi, a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Amirkabir University of Technology and also the head of the Center for Water Studies and Water Technology Development of Amirkabir University of Technology (Fanab).

In order to increase the quality of the course, the number of participants in this course is limited as in the previous course; Therefore, those who intend to register are asked to register as soon as possible and before the capacity of the course is filled (after completing the capacity, it will not be possible to register). It should be noted that participants will receive an international certificate at the end of the course in accordance with the final exam.

The content of the advanced course is attached in the following file. If you have any questions, you can contact the relevant person (communication channels are provided in the course poster). You can also use the following form or link to learn more about the GIS School of the Office of Sustainability:

Advanced software training course registration link

GIS Basic Training Course Report

The introductory training course of ArcGIS software was held from February 1 to March 7, 2017 in 6 sessions of 3 hours, on Thursdays. This course was the first series of GIS school training courses of Amirkabir University of Technology. The main goal of the GIS school is to train efficient staff and seals to work on GIS projects, with an emphasis on environmental projects and sustainable development.

In order to improve the quality of teaching the course and to present the materials better with a practical approach to the concepts taught, it was decided to use two teachers to teach the course. Finally, during several meetings and discussions, Dr. Mehdi Ahmadi (faculty member of Amirkabir University of Technology) and Mr. Goodarz Jalalvand (GIS specialist and head of GIS department of Lar Engineering and Consulting Company) with 17 years of experience in Various GIS-related projects took the trouble to teach the introductory course. Dr. Ahmadi, a graduate of the University of Colorado, USA, had extensive experience in teaching GIS at his university, and together with Mr. Jalalvand, who had extensive operational experience in this field, he formed an excellent teaching team.

In order to improve the quality of the course and hold it as well as possible, it was decided to limit the number of participants and finally the introductory course was held with 17 people. The course was held in the seminar hall of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Amirkabir University of Technology, which had suitable facilities for holding the course.

Finally, it was designed to gather the participants’ opinions about the different parts of the course. The results of the survey showed high satisfaction of the participants of the course. Other comments, criticisms and suggestions of the participants were also extracted to improve future courses.

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. ⬇️