A joint meeting between the Sistan project and the managers and researchers of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center was held on Monday, April 18, 1401 at the Meteorological Research Center.
Neda Asad Falsafizadeh, acting national manager of the Sistan Project, presented the goals and components of the Sistan Project and described implemented and ongoing projects. She pointed to the areas of cooperation with the Meteorological Research Center: The Sistan project is on the agenda to prepare an action plan for climate change adaptation using the CLEWS model, taking into account the socio-economic dimensions of the region. Launching a model or tool for pre-warning in natural events will be a precious action in this field.
She also noted planning for the use of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and bioenergy in the region as one of the priorities of the Sistan project. She said: “There is a high potential for renewable energy in the region, which the Sistan project has fully studied, as one of the executive priorities of the project in 1401”.
Referring to the Kabuki model in China, the Falsafizadeh called this mega model an effective solution to deal with the desert. She also mentioned activities in the fight against sand and dust: “Considering the valuable information available in the National Dust Headquarters, the Sistan project has signed a memorandum of understanding with this headquarters to share various national and international experiences. Do it as a pilot and provide its lessons to the authorities”.
Ebrahim Fattahi, deputy for Research and Technology of the Meteorological Research Center, called the meeting an opportunity to propose cooperation priorities and introduced the proposed potential of cooperation: “The issue of climate change is studied scientifically professionally in the Meteorological Research Center. Identifying drought and wet years can affect other essential factors in the Sistan region”.
He also referred to the preparation of a wind energy atlas in this research center and said: “This system provides the energy production capacity of each station to the user and can be applied in the field of renewable energy in the Sistan project.”
Regarding the issue of floods, Fattahi referred to the design of flood forecasting software in 12 sub-basins of the country and the joint projects of the Meteorological Research Institute and the Environment Organization for the sand and dust matter. He considered short-term and medium-term climate forecasts to support farming and agriculture decisions in the Sistan region. He announced the possibility of dust stabilization using algae cultivation as a new model.
At the end of the meeting, the Atlas of wind energy and flood system software and their various capabilities were shown and explained to the Sistan project team.