Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Water Crisis

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.

Afghanistan Has Pledged to Supply Iran’s Water Share: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Afghanistan has pledged to let Iran have its share of water from the Hirmand River and the supply for feeding Hamoon wetlands.

Iran’s Zayanderud River Refreshed by Spring Rainfall

The recent rainfall in the Iranian city of Isfahan has refreshed the dried-out river of Zayanderud, an iconic part of the historical city.

Flamingos Return to Shrinking Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province annually plays host to about 10,000 flamingos. However, in the migration seasons this number doubles and more of this species return to their habitat.

27 Provinces in Iran Spending Their Driest Year Ever

A quick review of the reports on precipitation in Iran over the past month indicates that 27 provinces across the country will experience their worst-ever drought throughout the current year.

Iran Bans Rice Cultivation in Dry Provinces

Iranian Minster of Energy Reza Ardakanian says the government has decided to ban the cultivation of rice in any province other than the ones in the north in a bid to control the serious water crisis across the country.

Two-Fifth of Drying Lake Urmia Filled with Water

The water level of the dying Lake Urmia in north-western Iran has elevated by four centimetres compared with the previous year, said Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi , Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment.

Iran to Run Project to Utilize Deep Underground Water

An Iranian legislator says drilling operations get underway in April, 2018 in southeastern Sistan region to extract deep subterranean waters.

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.

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.”

Iran, Afghanistan to Launch Joint Project to Restore Hamun Lake

Tehran and Kabul are preparing a joint strategic plan aimed at restoring Hamun Lake, which lies in the Iran-Afghanistan border, an Iranian official said.

Man Sentenced to Do Research for Illegal Use of Groundwater

An Iranian man who had illegally exploited subterranean water resources has been sentenced by a court to carrying out some research work.

Turkey Not to Abandon Tigris-Euphrates Dam Project

Turkish ambassador to Tehran says despite growing protests by regional states, his country is set to press ahead with its project to build a dam on Tigris-Euphrates River.

Tehran Residents Use 38,000 Litres of Water per Second

Residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, consume 38 thousands litres of water per second during the burning heat days of this year, a new report says.

Iranians to Take Turkey to The Hague over Wetland Desiccation

Iranians have organized a popular campaign to take Turkey to The Hague over its violation of environmental regulations which have already led to the desiccation of Hoor al-Azim Wetland in western Iran.

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