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Oct 15, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Dr. Kaveh Madani

Kaveh Madani
Born 1981 (age 38–39)
Nationality  Iranian
Alma mater University of California, Davis
Lund University
University of Tabriz
Known for Fundamental contributions to integrating game theory and decision analysis into water management models Environmental activism and impacting water policy in Iran
Awards New Face of Civil Engineering (2012)Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists (2016) Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2017)Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award (2019)
Scientific career
Institutions Yale University
Iran’s Department of Environment
Imperial College London
University of Central Florida
Doctoral advisor Jay R. Lund
Website @KavehMadani

Kaveh Madani (Persian: کاوه مدنی‎) is a scientist, activist, and former Iranian politician. He previously served as the Deputy Head of Iran’s Department of Environment (also Iran’s Deputy Vice President). He also served as the Vice President of the United Nations Environmental Assembly Bureau from 2017 to 2018.

He is known for his work on integrating game theory and decision analysis into water resources management models. His research and outreach activities have influenced water policy in Iran. He also has played a major role in raising public awareness about Iran’s water and environmental problems in recent years.

He is a currently a Henry Hart Rice Senior Fellow at Yale University and a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London.

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