Iran

Iran
Middle East and North Africa
The Islamic Republic of Iran was historically concerned with geological hazards like earthquakes or landslides, but the prevailing natural hazards’ pattern has changed to floods, drought, forest fires, sand and dust storms or desert locust outbreaks. With climate change, projected rise in sea level is expected to lead to significant flooding. Salinity is an increasing concern and is estimated to affect about 9.4 percent of the total country area. Iran’s industrial development also makes the country vulnerable to a range of technological hazards including toxic wastes / chemical spills, environment contamination accidents, or dam failures.
In 2020, at the request of the UN Resident Coordinator, the CADRI Partnership deployed a multidisciplinary team to support the UN Country Team identify targeted capacity development interventions where the UN System can add most value to support the Government in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the national priorities spelled out in the new Disaster Management law, the National Disaster Risk Reduction strategy, and the 2019 flood recovery plan. In response to a government request, the CADRI Partnership produced six compendia of good practices in disaster risk reduction.

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    Compendium of Good Practices on Urban Water Supply

    1 Feb 2020
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    Compendium of Good Practices on Rapid Needs Assess

    1 Feb 2020
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    Good Practices on Transboundary Water Resources Ma

    1 Feb 2020
  • Infrastructure
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    Compendium of Good Practices on Resilient Infrastr

    1 Feb 2020
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    Compendium of Good Practices on Integrated Risk In

    1 Feb 2020
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    Compendium of Good Practices on Community Based Di

    1 Feb 2020