Iran's most effluent and only navigable river wildlife corridor
- The Karun's Great Shark Corridor Case Study
It is 450 miles (720 km) long. It rises in the Zard Kuh mountains of the Bakhtiari district in the Zagros Range, receiving many tributaries, such as the Dez and the Kuhrang, before passing through the capital of the Khuzestan Province of Iran, the city of Ahvaz. The Karun continues toward the Persian Gulf, forking into two primary branches on its delta - the Bahmanshir and the Haffar - that join the Arvand Rud, emptying into the Persian Gulf.
We will work hard to reopen the Karun's great shark corridor.
Characteristics of Persian Gulf Sustainable Development
- Long term-perspective
- Focus both on what you’re doing and how you’re doing it
- Strategic thinking, investments and decisions
- Gains derived from both incremental steps and bold departures
- Business case based on three classes of benefits:
– Return on investment (capital cost, pay back, maintenance reductions, etc.)
– Environmental, social, community benefits
– Implementation issues, schedule impact, risk reduction, capacity building
- Thoughtful restructuring based on continuous learning and improvement
- Balancing priorities through stakeholder engagement
Key Drivers for Sustainability
- Supporting mission of organization
- Relationship with key stakeholders
- Resource limitations and costs
- To see a return on investment in sustainability (Motivations for going green must be in line with stakeholder or customer requirements)
The program also features simulations and practical examples from a variety of organizations to illustrate alternative approaches.