Making Space for Rivers

by Mehdi Fasihi

A more inclusive approach to river management means involvement of other stakeholders than the usual (technical) experts and also means the broadening of problem definitions and future solution. The diversity of settings and varieties compels Payandab to explore its task in this area. The issue of flood safety, for example, touches on the (im)possibilities for the concomitant development of agriculture, nature, urban areas, infrastructure, and recreational space. Oft-made cases in Iran overlooked the horizontal rivers and is fading the rights.