Urmia Lake

  • Urmia Lake Water Down 42% YOY
    The volume of water in Urmia Lake at the end of the previous water year (September 2020), according to the data released by the Iran Water Resources Management Company, has reached 2.73 billion...
  • Urmia Lake’s Water Level Down 60cm
    The water level of Urmia Lake is currently 1,271.16 meters, which is 60 centimeters lower than last year’s level, the head of Urmia Lake Catchment Area said. “The Energy Ministry had said the lake...
  • Urmia Water Transfer Project to Become Operational in Summer
    The project to divert water from Zab River, along the distressed Urmia Lake in the northwest, is expected to come on stream in summer, the Urmia Lake Restoration Project manager and director of...
  • DoE Head: 2 Ministries Causing Environmental Damage
    Iran's once rich ecosystem has become a victim of ill-advised and harmful decisions in the past four decades and those in charge must be held accountable for the devastation of natural resources,...
  • New Targets Needed to Remediate Urmia Lake
    In an ongoing joint scientific study, hydrologists from Iran and the US have set new objectives to revive the troubled Urmia Lake straddling the provinces of East and West Azarbaijan -- one of the...
  • Urmia Lake Water Level Is Declining Again: ULRP
    The water level in Iran’s largest inland body of water (Lake Urmia) which was showed marked improvement in 2020, is falling, head of the Urmia Lake Restoration Project said.  “The current slump in...
  • Lake Urmia Inflow Improving
    With programs to revive Urmia Lake moving ahead, seven billion cubic meters of water from dams flowed into the world famous lake in the past decade and is increasing, head of Urmia Lake Restoration...
  • Lake Urmia Water Project Complete
    The project to divert water from Zab River along the western borders to the distressed Lake Urmia in the northwest is almost complete and is expected to come on stream in December, director of the...
  • Glimmer of Hope For Urmia Lake Revival
    Effective programs have been implemented to revive the troubled Urmia Lake and environment officials in East and West Azarbaijan province hope Iran’s largest inland body of water should reach its...
  • Tabriz Wastewater Plant to Help Revive Lake Urmia
    Completion of the second phase of a wastewater treatment plant in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, will help supply four cubic meters of water per second to Lake Urmia or 125 million cubic meters...
  • Controversial Dam Construction Likely to Restart in Lake Urmia Basin: MP
    Construction of Nazlou Chay and Barandouz Chay dams in Urmia, West Azarbaijan Province, which was halted to stop the drying up of Lake Urmia, will restart soon reportedly after a direct order from...
  • Urmia Lake Surface Area Expanding
    The surface area of Iran’s largest inland body of water (Lake Urmia) has increased by 68% over the last six years, the Urmia Lake Restoration Project administrator and director of the Planning...
  • Nonstop Work to Revive Lake Urmia
    The third phase of Urmia Wastewater Treatment Plant is near completion and is expected to be completed by 2021, managing director of West Azarbaijan Water and Wastewater Company said. “Upon...
  • Urmia Lake Coming Back Slowly
    Despite the rise in evaporation in Urmia Lake catchment area, the water level is stable and things are normal for now, head of Urmia Lake Restoration Project said Saturday. “Close to 1.6 billion...
  • Kani Sib Dam to Divert Water to Urmia Lake
    Kani Sib Dam project in Piranshahr, West Azarbaijan Province, as one of the sources to supply water to the troubled Urmia Lake, is near completion, head of Urmia Lake Restoration Program said. “...
  • Water Flowing Into Lake Urmia
    With programs to revive Urmia Lake making their mark, over six billion cubic meters of water from dams flowed into the world famous lake and is increasing, the Energy Minister said Thursday at a...
  • Urmia Lake Recovery Efforts Rewarding
    Close to $1 billion has been spent on Urmia Lake Restoration Program over the last five years, an official involved in the Urmia Lake Restoration Program said. Masoud Tajrishi, the ULRP...
  • Lake Urmia Restoration Program Enters New Phase
    A joint Japan-UNDP program to help restore Lake Urmia has entered the next (7th) phase, head of the Wetland Protection Office of the Department of Environment said. “Emphasis of the new phase is...
  • Urmia Lake Restoration Measures Making Progress
    The volume of water in Lake Urmia has surpassed 4 billion cubic meters, up 39% compared to last year same time when it held 2.5 bcm of water, head of the provincial office of Urmia Lake Restoration...
  • Lake Urmia Receiving 270 mcm of Water
    To help restore Lake Urmia, close to 270 million cubic meters of water will be gradually discharged into the troubled lake from four dams in West Azarbaijan Province over the next two months, head...
  • Restoration Helps Raise Lake Urmia Water Level
    Lake Urmia water level is on the rise following good rainfall that started last year and restoration programs carried out recently.  The programs include efficient management of surface and...
  • Mission to Revive Urmia Lake Making Progress
    To revive the desiccated Urmia Lake $250 million will be allocated in the next fiscal year that will start in March 2020, the first vice president said. “The government is determined to restore...
  • West Azarbaijan Dams Help Revive Troubled Lake Urmia
    In the framework of the Lake Urmia Restoration Project, water from Shahrchay and Boukan dams was discharged into the troubled lake on Sunday, managing director of West Azarbaijan Regional Water...
  • Revival of Lake Urmia Cause for Guarded Optimism
    Measures taken to revive Lake Urmia in recent years helped the flow of 4.6 billion cubic meters of water into  the drying lake. The volume of water in the world famous lake now is almost double...
  • UN-Backed Tech Gathering to Focus on Urmia Lake Restoration
    A UN-backed tech event aimed at tapping the potentials of local startups and tech firms to boost efforts for restoring Urmia Lake will be held in November. Dubbed Festival of Innovative Ideas and...

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