Friday, August 19, 2022

Water Crisis

Iran, Australia to Save Lake Urmia from Drying Out

Iran and Australia are to work together to save Iran’s Lake Urmia, which is almost drying out.

Iran Working on Landmark Project to Transfer Water to Arid Areas

Iran says it is implementing a landmark project to divert water from the Gulf of Oman to its central plateau – a project that could not only address the country’s surging water crisis but could also help push ahead relevant economic plans in host regions.

Afghanistan Violates Treaty with Iran on Border River

In a move in violation of a 1973 treaty with Iran, Afghanistan has refused to supply its neighbor with share of water from the Hirmand River, which rises in Afghanistan and flows through eastern parts of Iran, according to Iran’s Energy Ministry.

Return of Life to Major Wetland in Southwestern Iran

The recent rainfalls in southern and southwestern parts of Iran have breathed new life into Hurolazim, one of the biggest and most important wetlands of Iran, which is the Iranian part of a bigger wetland shared with Iraq.

Heavy Rain in Southern Iran Breathes New Life into Maharloo Lake

The recent heavy rainfall in southern Iran have breathed a new life into several shrinking wetlands and lakes including Maharloo Lake, near Shiraz.

Iranian Minister Apologises to Nation for Power Outage

Iran’s Energy Minister apologized the residents of Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran for power and water cut caused by climatic conditions.

Water Returns to Revive Imperilled River in Central Iran

The floodgates of Zayandehroud Dam were opened on Sunday to allow water to flow into the parched river with the same name.

Multimedia Art Exhibition in Tehran Warns People about Threats to Environment

The multimedia art exhibition Jazr [literally ebb tide] is underway in Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, with a focus on environmental issues, water in particular.

Historic Water Supply Network Discovered under City of Isfahan

A large, complicated underground water network has been discovered in an old neighbourhood of Isfahan, central Iran.

Stop Excessive Use of Groundwater: Iranian Minister

Iran’s Energy Minister says the country will run out of groundwater if people continue using it excessively.

People Take Part in Desert Greening in Southern Iran

The inhabitants of Hormozgan desert, southern Iran, have participated in programs to revive the deserts.

Iran Urges Global Action against Water Crisis

Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani called for global cooperation to tackle various water-related challenges facing the world today.

Iran to Use Ancient Remedy for Its Water Crisis

Iran says it is working on a project to look for water from underground resources – what could take the country back to ancient times when the inhabitants dug deep wells to answer water shortages.

Increase in Water Price May Help Iran Overcome Drought

Iran, like many other countries in the Middle East, is gripped with a long-term drought and a serious water crisis. A comparison of the way other countries have decreased their water consumption shows that the Iranian government may be able to manage the crisis by raising the price of water.

Two-Thirds of the World to Suffer Water Scarcity in 10 Years

The secretary of the IUESA said that some experts have estimated that about two-thirds of the world’s population will suffer from severe or relative water scarcity by 2025.

Tehran and Berlin Reach New Agreements on Water Management

Iranian and German officials have reached an understanding for joint cooperation in the water supply and sanitation sector.

Muddy artist points up water crisis in Iran

A man in mud, Masoud Nikdel, brings his routine activities to a standstill to artistically say that water crisis is a serious problem in Iran.

What is the solution? Water imports or efficient management?

An Iranian news website has quoted environment experts as blaming mismanagement for water shortages in Iran.

Deputy minister tells colleagues to quit if they can’t manage

Giving an ultimatum to managers, the deputy energy minister warned that if they are not motivated enough to contribute to water management, they’d better step down.

Lake Orumiyeh’s surface area is growing

Lake Orumiyeh, one of the largest salt lakes in the world, has been ravaged by severe droughts in recent years; 90 percent of its surface area has dried up.

Energy Minister Calls for German Companies’ Cooperation in Iran’s Water Projects

Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian called on the German companies to take part in Iran's water projects.

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