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Iran Hosts Traditional Contests in Honour of Water

The fourth round of traditional “Kander Keshi” and “Jahleh Keshi” competitions has been held in a neighbourhood in the port city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

Iran Energy Minister Welcomes IRGC’s Cooperation in Cloud Seeding

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says the ministry welcomes the idea of seeding clouds raised by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Water Released into Gomishan Wetland in Northern Iran

After four years of drought, water has been released into the international Gomishan Wetland, which is situated 60 kilometres to the northwest of Gorgan in Iran's Golestan province.

Iran Starts Water Transfer to Control Dust Pollution

Iran has established an irrigation canal in the southwestern Khuzestan province as part of efforts to counter the menace of dust pollution hitting western and southwestern provinces bordering Iraq.

IRGC Aerospace Force Ready to Help Gov’t Seed Clouds

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force voiced readiness to help Iran’s Energy Ministry carry out cloud-seeding operations as part of programs to fight drought.

Photo of Iranian Man Supplicating for Rain Goes Viral

Water shortage in Iran has become so acute that people in some cities have held public prayer sessions for rain. Meanwhile, the photo of a man supplicating for rain has received more attention.  

Iran’s Precipitation Rate Hits Record Low in 50 Years

Iran is unprecedentedly suffering from low precipitation and experiencing a prolonged drought and hopes for active rain or snowfall across the country have been dashed.

Water Resources Discovered under Earth’s Hottest Spot

Iranian researcher Amir Aghakouchak, a winner of American Geophysical Union’s prestigious Hydrology award, says he has discovered underground water resources in Lut Desert, the earth’s hottest place.

Iran Invents Device to Produce Water Out of Air Moisture

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has invented a device which produces water out of air moisture.
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Future Wars in Mideast Probably on Water: Iranian Diplomat

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says the water crisis in the Middle East is getting worse and more serious day by day so much so that “probably the future wars in this region would be on water.”

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