Institute of Geography workshop

24 June 2022 | 22:38 Code : 28962 News

University of Tehran

Institute of Geography


 12-16 October 2022

Awarding International Certificates by University of Tehran and UNESCO

Languages: English, Persian

Deadline for Registration: 15 August 2022


  • First day: Theoretical Courses at the Institute of Geography

Faculty of Geography, Vesal St., Enqelab St.

  • 4 days and 3 nights Travelling and Visiting Isfahan and Yazd Provinces

Ancient Structures of Water Management including Ardestan, Ardekan, Meybod, Zarch, Yazd, Bayazeh


A qanat or kariz or foggaras is a system for transporting water from an aquifer or water well to the surface, through an underground aqueduct. Constructed in Iran, Iraq and numerous other societies, this is an ancient system of water supply which allows water to be transported over long distances in hot dry climates without loss of much of the water to evaporation. The system has the advantage of being resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, and to deliberate destruction in war. Furthermore, it is almost insensitive to the levels of precipitation, delivering a flow with only gradual variations from wet to dry years.

Qanats are constructed as a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by a gently sloping tunnel. This taps into underground water and delivers it to the surface by gravity, without need for pumping. The vertical shafts along the underground channel are purely for maintenance purposes, and water is typically used only once it emerges from the daylight point.

Much of the population of Iran and other arid countries in Asia and North Africa historically depended upon the water from qanats, with many populated areas corresponding closely to the areas where qanats are possible.

In this workshop, for 5 days, in addition to teaching the basic concepts of aqueduct and Qanat construction in Iran and studying the geography of the desert, we will visit the Qanat rehabilitation methods in this Ardestan, Ardakan, Meybod, Zarch, Yazd and Bayazeh. The first day of the workshop will be held at the Institute of Geography, and in the next 4 days of the workshop, we will have an exploratory and memorable trip to visit the Persian Qanats and Ancient Structures of Water Management with local experts. We will spend the nights in traditional resorts on the edge of the Iranian desert. At the end of the workshop, you will receive awarding International Certificates by University of Tehran and UNESCO.


Dr. Mehran Maghsoudi – Director of Institute of Geography, UT


Dr. Seyed Ali Badri – Faculty of Geography, UT


Dr. MohammadHosseyn Papoli Yazdi - Chief Executive Manager and Licensee of Geographical Research Quarterly

Dr. Mohammad Salmani - Faculty of Geography, UT

Prof. Christian Bromberger - université d'aix en provence

Dr. Hosseyn Raeei - Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Science and Technology, Director of the Persian Qanat World Heritage Site

Dr. Meysam Labbaf Khaniki - Faculty of Literature and Humanities, UT

Dr. Majid Labbaf Khaniki - University of Nizwa

Eng. Mohammad Barshan - Manager of Qanat Center

Eng. Arash Nouraqaee - Licensee and managing director of Gilgamesh Quarterly, Activist in the Tourism

Along with local masters and activists in the field of Persian Qanat civilization:

Mr. Dehestani, Mr. Hatefi, Mr. Barkhordari


University of Caen Normandy - France

Persian Qanat World Heritage Site - UNESCO

Sustainable Cultural Tourism Club - UNESCO

International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures - UNESCO


Institute of Geography, UT -

Cultural Institute of Negarestan Andisheh -


  • 11 October: Welcoming Day, Checking in the Hotel - Tehran
  • 12 October: Opening of Workshop and courses at the Faculty of Geography - Tehran
  • 13 – 16 October: Travelling to Isfahan and Yazd Provinces
  • 17 October: Checking out the Hotel – Tehran

Details of Agenda will be sent by 1 September 2022


You should register by filling attached form:

Deadline for Registration: 15 August 2022

Tuition Fee: 600 Euro

The invoice will be sent to your email after registration approval.

Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines. VAT is included in the indicated amounts. Payment of registration fees must be made in EUR after completing the registration process.

Services Including 3 nights of Accommodation in Tehran (Single room in Alborz Hotel), 3 nights of Accommodation in Ecotourism Resorts nearby the Desert, Tours in Isfahan and Yazd Provinces, Visiting Water Management Ancient Structures, Picking up and Dropping off at Airport, 6 Courses, International Certificate, Breakfast and Lunches, Visa Invitation.


All cancellations must be emailed to prior to the below deadlines. Refund of the registration fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellations received until and including 25 August 2022 – full refund (minus transfer fee).
  • Cancellations received between 26 August and 20 September 2022 – 50% will be refunded.
  • As of 21 September 2022 – no refund will be made.

Note: The quorum for participants to hold the workshop will be at least 30 attendees. The workshop will not be held if the number of registrants in the workshop does not reach the quorum with full refund.



Tel: +98 21 66435416

WhatsApp: +98 935 408 2213

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