The latest news and views about water crisis
The vice chairman of the Iranian parliament’s agriculture, water, natural resources and environment commission has issued a stark warning about the consequences of the drying up of underground water resources in the country.
An Iranian official warns that the available water reserves behind dams supplying water to the capital, Tehran, the country’s most populous city, have decreased to the lowest level in half a century, urging the public to help save water.
The governor of Iran’s western province of Hamedan says 25 people have been arrested in recent protests against water shortage there.
A group of residents in Iran’s ancient capital Hamedan gathered outside the governorate building for the second consecutive night on Wednesday to express their fury with the cut in water supplies in the city for the past several days.
Ekbatan Dam, the main water supply in the west Iranian city of Hamedan, faces the risk of drying up, as the country suffers from drought and ‘mismanagement’ of water reservoirs.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the need for modifying the country’s cultivation patterns.
Tehran’s Water and Sewerage Organization says the Iranian capital’s reserves of drinking water are now around 640 million cubic meters, which is 20 percent less than the previous year.
Iranian officials have raised the alarm over extravagant use of water by households in the populous capital city of Tehran, calling on the public to join efforts to protect the country’s water resources through adherence to conservation methods.
Iranian officials have been raising awareness among the public over acute water shortages gripping the capital, Tehran, and the broader country, urging people to adopt conservation methods to protect the country’s scarce water resources.
Iranian lawmakers have approved the proposal for the transfer of water from the Sea of Oman in the south to the littoral southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Iranian people including farmers in the western city of Shahrekord, capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, have staged a march calling on authorities to take measures to deal with water shortage problems.
In a very rare incident, the summer season has become the rainiest time in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Chief says the IRGC stands with the people of Khuzestan province to solve the problems in the southern province.
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has called for the swift resolution of the water shortage problems of people in the south of country, especially Khuzestan province whose people have been holding massive protests in recent days.
A young protester has been killed during the protest rallies held in the town of Shadgan in Iran's Khuzestan province against shortage of water.
The Ground Force of the Iranian Army and Judiciary officials along with relief teams have launched work to supply water to rural areas in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
A drop in rainfall and the ensuing drought this summer have resulted in the deaths of fish, buffalos and the marsh in the Hour-ol-Azim Wetland.
Iran's energy minister has apologised to citizens for the frequent power outages in the country in recent days.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has hailed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's call for water cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a giant step has been taken in the country’s water and soil sectors during his tenure as president over the past eight years.