The innovations of the project is including two sections:

Research innovations:

Different dimensions of the research innovations are presented and followed in some PhD and MSc thesis and are reviewed by reviewers committee in Water Department of Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (presented in “Research” part of the website).

Education innovations:

This innovations are based on an “integrated approach” for education. In this approach, three components of integrated water resources management (IWRM) as dominated paradigm including society, economy, and environment are considered as follows:

  1. Social trainings: In the first phase of the project, (1) a sample structure was built for visiting by students to achieve the training of freshwater resources conservation culture. (2) It is tried to identify key informants in conducting these structures, especially people whose ancestors were involved in the construction of the structures or have any information about it. Through these people, the training of younger people will be followed. (3) Required trainings about best suitable use of harvested rainwater would be supported by the research findings of the project.
  2. Economical trainings: In the second phase of the project, it would be tried to transform the structures to tourist sites with the innovation of focusing on “productive employment”.
  3. Environmental trainings: With the focus on un-sustainability of sea water desalination, the environmental training for water managers are considered. The success of this part of education is achieved after publication of the annual performance report of Water and Electricity and Utilities Co. (with focus on restoration of historical water structures) at the end of 2016. In the second phase, it is decided to present these honourable outcome in national and international scales.