Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources (SMLWR) - Phase II

What is the Project About?


One of the Project's highlights is the mobilisation of local communities and governance systems towards participatory and integrated approaches to planning

The SMLWR project aims to derive a watershed-based development planning system and institutional framework that can sustain both eco-system services and socio-economic development through two main outcomes:

  1. Identifying the general model and framework and operationalising it.
  2. Ensuring improved community and demand driven linkages and approaches for watershed based planning and management.

This project is UNDP’s instrument for poverty-environment linkages. 

What Have We Accomplished So Far?


Stock taking on the banks of Hablerud Watershed
  • Identification of development planning models that lead to sustainable outcomes.
  • Stock taking of Hablerud watershed (pilot site) indicators and their utilisation in conventional land use planning model.
  • Mobilisation of local communities and governance systems towards participatory and integrated approaches to planning.

 

Who Finances It?



UNDP TRAC US$793,000.00
Government (Parallel Funding)
US$1,800,000.00

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

US$214,148

Project Highlights

  • Identification of static and dynamic development planning models that lead to sustainable outcomes
  • Identification of participatory planning approaches
  • Stock taking of Hablerud watershed (pilot site) indicators and their utilisation in conventional static land use planning model
  • Support to national “watershed-based” planning model initiative (commissioned by High Council)
  • Study tour to see Turkish institutional approaches and mechanisms for planning and management. 

Project Overview
Project Start Date:
May 2012
Estimated End Date:
December 2016
Coverage:
Partner institutions and two Iranian provinces (as pilot sites – Semnan and Tehran)
Focus Area:
Combined Poverty-Environment
MDG:
Goals 1, 7 and 8
UNDP Programme Officer:
Mohammad Ali Farzin
UNDP Programme Associate:
Farzaneh Derakhshi
Partners:
Ministry of Jihad Agriculture (Forest, Range and Watershed Org); Ministry of Interior’s Provincial Governorates
National Project Director:
Dr. Parviz Garshasbi