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  • 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...
  • Lake Urmia Desiccation High
    Close to 1.6 billion cubic meters of water evaporated from Urmia Lake in the last 90 days, head of the Base Studies Department of East Azarbaijan Water Company said. “Due to evaporation, the lake'...
  • Water Level Rising in Urmia Lake
    Around 2.46 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province into Lake Urmia since the beginning of the current water year (last September), managing director...
  • Reclaimed Water Helping Revive Long-Disturbed Lake Urmia
    Close to 60 million cubic meters of treated wastewater enters Urmia Lake every year, the managing director of West Azarbaijan Water and Wastewater Company said. “Part of the water from treatment...
  • Water, Power Infrastructure Expansion in West Azarbaijan
    Soil, water and electricity projects in West Azarbaijan Province were inaugurated Tuesday in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian. The development plans in...
  • After Years of Waiting Hope and Water Return to Lake Urmia
    An estimated 2.7 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province, namely Boukan Dam into Urmia Lake since the beginning of the current water year (September),...
  • Urmia Lake Restoration Efforts Making Headway
    The project to divert water from Kani Sib Dam in West Azarbaijan Province to Urmia Lake has had a work-in-progress rate of 73% since 2016, the head of Urmia Lake Restoration Program said. "The...
  • Limited Funds, Poor Public Input  Hindering Urmia Lake Restoration
    The Urmia Lake Restoration Project is two years behind schedule due lack of timely allocation of funds as well as local communities’ unawareness of the critical conditions, according to top...

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