Sunday, July 3, 2022

Water Crisis

Lake Urmia Comes Back to Life with Latest Heavy Rains

The volume of water in Lake Urmia in the northwest of Iran has increased by over 3 billion cubic metres, increasing the Lake’s water lever by 42 centimetres.

Why Iran Floods Inflicted Such Heavy Casualties, Damages

Flash floods remain the key challenge for Iran in the Persian New Year. But why did the recent floods leave so many casualties and so much damage? A top academic explains.

Water Flowing Again Beneath Ancient Barrage in Southern Iran

Following the heavy rains across Iran during the past few weeks, water has started flowing again beneath the historical Barrage of Amir or Band-e-Amir, located in Marvdasht near the ruins of Persepolis in Fars province, after many years of drought.

Villages Evacuated as Huge Dam on Iran’s Karkhe River Overflows

The governor of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan said a major dam on the Karkhe river has overflown and local residents in a number of cities and villages, including Soosangerd, have been ordered to leave their homes.

Heavy Rainfall Revives 40 Iranian Wetlands in Two Weeks

Iran’s Energy Minister, Reza Ardakanian, says 40 large wetlands across the country have been refilled thanks to the latest deluges hitting most provinces of Iran.

All Forces Mobilized as Floods Wreak Havoc on Northern Iran

Iranian armed forces and civil bodies have been deployed in northern Iran as flash floods seriously affected people of Golestan and Mazandaran provinces, leaving behind casualties and making thousands displaced.

Newly-Developed Bag Can Make Non-Drinkable Water Drinkable

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of Iran have designed and built a bag that converts non-drinkable water into drinkable water.

Iran Uses Nanotechnology for Wastewater Treatment

An Iranian knowledge-based company has managed to use nanotechnology to treat industrial wastewater.

Iran Produces Cloud Seeding Rockets

Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says the country has managed to produce rockets by which clouds can be inseminated.

Iran Devises Method to Purify Water Naturally

Iranian researchers have developed a method to purify water naturally by removing its nitrate using the very same bacteria that exist in water.

Iran to Start New Cloud Seeding Project

The director of Iran’s National Cloud Seeding Research Center said a new cloud seeding project will begin in more than 10 provinces using planes, drones and ground-based generators.

Kurds in Iran Hold ‘Bride of the Rain’ Festival

The traditional ritual of praying for rain, also known as the ‘Bridge of the Rain’, is among the ancient traditions in Kurdish-populated regions in northwestern Iran.

Iran Builds Machine to Purify Wastewater Using Nanotechnology

A graywater purification device, which is made based on nanostructured ceramic membranes, was recently unveiled in a nanotechnology exhibition in Tehran.

Iran’s Underground River to Help Ease Water Problems

A lawmaker says Iran’s energy ministry and vice presidency for science and technology are carrying out a project in Iran’s south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan to ease the region's water problems using an underground river.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Yazd Water Museum

Kolahdoozha House or the Water Museum of Yazd is famous for its astonishing Qajari architecture and other unique features.

Even Underground Tunnels Used to Get Married in Iran!

One of the oldest and strangest traditions in Iran was to hold wedding ceremonies between widows and underground water tunnels called qanats.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Major Project Inaugurated to End Water Crisis in Southern Iran

A huge water transfer project named Ghadir II became operational in southern Iran on Wednesday night, ending the residents’ water problem after long time.

Iranian Minister Says No One Killed in Khorramshahr Protests

Iran’s interior minister says the Saturday protests in the south-western city of Khorramshahr have left no casualties, appearing to deny reports by western outlets that the demonstrations have left several people dead.

Water Shortage in Southern Iran Turns into Crisis

The poor quality of drinking water in southern Iran, particularly the south-western province of Khuzestan, has triggered protests in recent weeks.

Iran Rejects Rumours of Exporting Water to Kuwait

Iran's energy minister says the country has no plan or decision to export water to other states amid the ongoing water tension.

Fresh Rainfall Revives Iran’s Moribund Lake Urmia

Increasing rainfall has breathed new life into Lake Urmia which has been on the brink of drying up.

Iranian Nano-Firms Seeking Market Share in East Asia

Iranian nano-companies operating in the field of water are seeking to secure a share of the lucrative market in East Asia.

May 2018, Rainiest Month in Iran in 10 Years

The latest figures released by Iran Meteorological Organization suggest the 30-day period between April 21 and May 21 has been the rainiest month in Iran over the past ten years.

Iran Denies Reports on Support for Taliban Militants

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted certain efforts to divert the Afghan nation’s attention from the main causes of the perpetuation of war in the country by levelling unsubstantiated accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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