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In the Name of Allah Watershed Management Engineering Department (WMED) 1 Introduction 1-1 Brief Introduction Background: Watershed Management Engineering Department of Tarbiat Modares University has been initially launched in 1987 at Faculty of Agriculture of the same university. It was then moved to Noor City, Amzandaran Province, Northern Iran, and admitted six MSc students in the 1st semester of 1988-1989. It was then started completing the academic staffs and laboratories. Since then more than 170 MSc students have been graduated. The 1st group of PhD students were also admitted to the department in 2008. Till date more than 20 high quality PhD students have completed their programs. Presently, four full-time academicians and two laboratorial experts are working in the department treating nearly 25 and 28 MSc and PhD students. One associate professor has also been retired from the department. 1-2 Department Missions WMED covers a series of educational and research activities based on which seeks the following goals: - Achieving and documenting the newest findings in field of watershed management - Achieving the most advanced research subjects to approach and even cut science edges in field of watershed management - Treating honest and expert scientists in educational, research and planning activities - Contributing in national and international projects - Assisting authorizes and governmental bodies in decision-making and planning at national level in field of watershed management 1-3 Department Facilities - A regular and peer reviewed international journal, ECOPERSIA (http://ecopersia.modares.ac.ir) - Active and functioning laboratories viz., Soil and Water Engineering, Spatial analysis and Data Processing, Large Rainfall and Soil Erosion Simulation equipped by high technology instruments like 3D scanner and photogrammetry - In-situ climatological station at Educational and Research Forest Watershed - Hydrometric station equipped by Santarita Flume, Scale and limnograph at Educational and Research Forest Watershed