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Independent experts nominated by country party

Sayyed Ahang Kowsar

First name
Sayyed Ahang
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Dept. Head
Fars Res. Center for Nat. Res. & Animal Husbandry
Telephone number
98 71 674506
Work experience
I have been working since 1972 on desertification control through floodwater spreading, particularly for the artificial recharge of ground water. Aquifer management, which is the outcome of 25 years of research in Iran has gained acceptance since 1996, and 40 research stations have been established to study its different aspects all over Iran. I have personally designed and constructed above 15 flood water spreading systems in Iran. My previous interests in soil surface application of asphalt in afforestation in arid zones is applicable in the oil producing countries.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.S. Soil Science, Oregon State University, USA, 1966._x000D_
M.S. Soil Physics, Oregon State University, USA, 1968._x000D_
Ph.D. Soil - Plant - Water relationships, University, USA, 1977.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Kowsar, A., S.M. Mortazavi, and M. Niazi Ardekani, 1996. Eight-year performance of Eucalyptus camaldulensis in a sandy desert. Des. Con. Bull. (UNEP)29: 35-41._x000D_
2. Kowsar, A., 1992. Desertification Control through flood water spreading in Iran, UNASYLVA 43(168):27-31._x000D_
3. Kowsar, A., 1991. Flood Water Spreading for Desertification Control: An Integrated approach, Des. Con. Bull. 19:3-18._x000D_
4. Kowsar, A., Water harvesting for afforestation: III Dependence of tree growth on amount and distribution of precipitation soil sci. soc. Am. J.: 46:802-807._x000D_
5. Kowsar, A., 1996. An introduction to flood at mitigation and optimization of flood water utilization: Flood irrigation, artificial recharge of ground water, small earth dams (in farsi, English translation is in the press). Ministry of Jihad-e-Sazandegi, Tehran.
Other activities
1. Teaching soil conservation, watershed management and the artificial recharge of groundwater at the graduate level (M.S.)._x000D_
2. Have advised 12 M.S. students on their thesis research projects._x000D_
3. Member, Soil Science Society of America, 1967-present._x000D_
4. Member, American Society of Agronomy, 1968-present._x000D_
5. Member, Soil Science Society of Iran, 1972-present.
1. Order (medal) for research, thrid class, 1996._x000D_
2. World IntellectualProperty Organization gold medal for outstanding invention: aquifer management, 1997._x000D_
3. 10th Kharazmi International Festival, 2nd degree award for applied research, aquifer manag
Organisation name
Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Center
Organisation street address
PO Box 71365-458
Organisation city