Sunday, July 3, 2022

Water Crisis

Iran’s IRGC Using RQ-170 Drones to Seed Clouds

The Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it is using a reverse-engineered version of the American unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-170 to seed clouds.

Iran, Syria to Form Strategic Committee of Water Cooperation

Ministers from Iran and Syria have made arrangements to establish a strategic committee on cooperation in the water management industry under an agreement the two countries have signed last year.

Environmentalists Rescue Flamingos Caught in Salt in Northwestern Iran

A group of Iranian environmentalists have rescued six flamingo chicks that were caught in the salt on the western shores of Lake Urmia.

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Dargah Sangi International Wetland

The international wetland of Dargah Sangi in West Azarbaijan, north-western Iran, is going through a lively season full of water.

Iran to Use Seawater to Supply Water for 17 Provinces

Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says feasibility studies have been launched to supply 17 provinces across the country with desalinated water from the sea.

Villagers in Southern Iran to Get Potable Water after Years of Protest

Villagers in the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan province will finally be supplied with drinking water after years of protest, which turned violent in recent days.

250 Major Energy Projects to Be Launched across Iran by Year-End

Iranian Energy Minister says 250 key water and electricity projects worth about $12 billion will get under way this year.

Iran in Photos: Churat Lake Filled with Water

Due to the recent heavy rainfalls, the water level of Churat Lake in northern Iran has considerably increased this year, to the point of flooding the surrounding trees.

Heavy Rainfalls Create 50 New Lakes across Iran

The heavy rainfalls of the past two months in Iran have resulted in the formation of about 50 new lakes that did not exist before.

In Pictures: Kebar Dam Full to Capacity

Located near the city of Qom, central Iran, Kebar Dam is considered to be one of the oldest arched dams in the world.

Iran Building 11 Rubber Dams

Iran’s Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says 11 rubber dams are under construction across the country with the purpose of protecting the environment, particularly in the northern provinces.

Iran Starts Extracting Healthy Drinking Water from Rain

Iran has begun to extract drinking water from rainwater as part of a project implemented in Mazandaran province, north of Iran.

Lut Desert Gorgeous Lake in Hottest Spot on Earth

The flooding which struck Iran's southeastern Kerman province in early spring this year has created a beautiful lake in the heart of Lut Desert regarded as the hottest spot on earth.

‘No Iranian City Will Have Problem in Access to Water in Two Years’

Iran’s Energy Minister says the country has plans to resolve its water problem by the end of the twelfth government’s term in 2021.

Thousands of Farmers to Revive Iran’s Lake Urmia

7,000 farmers in four different villages of East Azarbaijan province have taken part in a project of revitalising Lake Urmia, where they are made familiar with the principles of sustainable agriculture.

Iranian Teacher Uses Dry Farming to Grow 4,000 Hectares of Trees

A retired Iranian teacher has cultivated a total of 4,000 hectares of trees over the past 31 years through dry farming.

Lake Urmia in Photos: From Gradual Death to Revival

A photographer has taken magnificent photos of Lake Urmia in north-western Iran over a span of five years.

New Life Breathed into Howz-e Soltan Lake in Central Iran

The high amount of precipitation in central Iran this year has revived the desert lake of Howz-e Soltan located along the Qom-Saveh road in central Iran, doubling the area of its surface water compared with the previous year.

Agh-Gol Wetland Hosting Colourful Flamingos

Filled with water after the late spring downpours, Agh-Gol wetland on the border of Iran’s Hamadan and Markazi provinces is hosting flamingos that preferred this western Iranian habitat to Lake Urmia and Bakhtegan lake for incubation.

Scientists Generate Clean Energy Using Water Molecule

Iranian researchers have managed to produce clean energy and electricity through the use of H2 that exists in the water molecule.

Qom’s Natural Sight Turns Green after 10 Years

Iran’s Qom province has a wonderful scenery these days after record rainfall during this spring ended a water crisis that lasted almost a decade and led to drought and a sharp decline in underground water levels.

Iran, Iraq Reach Agreement on Dredging Arvand Rud

Iran and Iraq have signed the proceedings of a meeting held on Sunday to dredge the border river of Arvand Rud.

Iranian Scientists Build Device to Convert Air Humidity to Drinking Water

A group of Iranian researchers at the Faculty of Modern Technologies of the University of Science and Technology have built a new apparatus to convert air humidity into potable water.

Rouhani to Launch Largest Water Project in Western Iran

The first phase of Iran’s biggest water and land resources development project will be launched soon by President Hassan Rouhani in Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces, west of the country.

Living Fossil Resurfaces in Hamoun Wetland after Recent Floods

After nearly two decades of drought in Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran, with the beginning of rainy season in neighbouring Afghanistan, flood waters have filled some parts of Hamoun international lagoon, and that has resulted in the revival of livestock and plant species in the wetlands.

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