Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!
How will you benefit from Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017
Isfahan, half of the world, City of Turquoise Domes, art, history and culture, sparkling gem along the Silk Road; was the Capital of Persia for many years. Since a long time ago the city benefited from the exceptionally fertile soil on the banks of the Zayandehrood (fertile) River that flows from west to east through the heart of Isfahan. This river is the main feature of city economy and environment, used to have significant flow all year long but in the past decades, it frequently runs dry.
Zayandehrood Crisis is the most serious challenge in the province and the city of Isfahan. In addition to climate change and drought, human factors and management faults have also been effective in this trends. Water shortage and drainage of rivers and lakes represent an important environmental challenge in more than 500 urban areas in Iran that are struggling to maintain adequate drinking-water supplies. Despite the technical issues of water resource management and the efforts of government in recent years to revitalize the lakes and rivers, the wasteful consumption patterns speed up the drainage process.
Another aspect of environment sustainability is about reducing air pollution in urban areas. According to the city council of Isfahan, the air Pollution is one of the main challenges in Isfahan, resulted from the wide use of fossil fuels in transportation and industries; The first Climathon event in Isfahan will focus on the environment sustainability and innovative solutions for saving the urban environment, so all students, startups, local authorities, public and private organizations, administrative bodies, entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to join with their creative ideas in the global Climathon day for solving the challenges of "Sustainable environment" in Isfahan.
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