Drought -- National Drought Mitigation Center


Date of this Version

October 2000


Published in Drought Network News Vol. 12, No. 3, Fall 2000. Published by the International Drought Information Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


As a result of the occurrence of overwhelming severe drought over most parts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, an educational/professional workshop on drought issues was held at the College of Agriculture, Shiraz University in Iran, October 18–19, 2000. The workshop was sponsored by the College of Agriculture, the office of Fars Provincial Government, the Agricultural Bank, and Shiraz Abfa Company. The workshop was mainly focused on the assessment of drought impacts and severity in Fars province, in the southern part of Iran.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by some of the parliament members (from Fars province), the Chancellor of Shiraz University and his deputies, the construction deputy of Fars Government, the director of the National Disaster Office (NDO), the NDO staff in Fars Province, general managers from various departments of the province, postgraduate students, and about 400 professional staff from various disciplines. All sessions, including the closing session, were well attended by the participants.

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