Urmia Lake

  • Transfer of Reclaimed Wastewater From Tabriz to Urmia Lake Starts
    The first phase of a plan to transfer reclaimed sewage from Tabriz wastewater treatment plant to Urmia Lake has become operational, the governor general of East Azarbaijan Province said. “The...
  • Urmia Lake Dying as Tunnel Restoration Project Lags 
    Cracks have appeared in a tunnel that was slated to transfer water from Kanisib Dam in Piranshahr, West Azarbaijan Province, to Urmia Lake, the head of Iran Water and Power Resources Development...
  • Water Transfer from Kanisib Dam Expected to Replenish Urmia Lake 
    The water transfer project from Kanisib Dam in Piranshahr, West Azarbaijan Province, is one of the measures to revive Urmia Lake, which will become operational in the coming months, deputy energy...
  • Urmia Lake Depletion Unabated
    Urmia Lake’s water level is currently 1,270 meters, down 53 centimeters compared to last year’s level, the head of Integrated Water Resources Management Department at the Energy Ministry said. “...
  • Inter-Basin Water Transfer to Revive Lake Urmia Not Viable
    Surveys conducted by foreign research centers in collaboration with domestic firms have shown that diverting water from the Caspian Sea in the north to Lake Urmia, Iran's largest salt lake in West...
  • Recycled Sewage to Help Revive Lake Urmia Without Environmental Costs
    Transferring reclaimed wastewater to Urmia Lake is a practical solution without environmental costs, which can help revive the troubled inland water body, the head of West Azarbaijan Water and...
  • Water From West Azarbaijan Dams Flows Into Lake Urmia
    Water from four dams in West Azarbaijan Province has been released to shore up Lake Urmia, the provincial Regional Water Company’s deputy of protection and operation said. “Based on the plan of...
  • Low Rainfall Deprives Lake  Urmia of Fair Water Share
    The annual water share of the troubled Lake Urmia is 3.4 billion cubic meters, but since the beginning of the current water year (started Sept. 23, 2021), it has received less than 600 million...
  • Tabriz Wastewater Plant to Raise Urmia Lake Inflow
    The second phase of the wastewater treatment plant in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, will help raise the inflow of treated wastewater to the troubled Urmia Lake by 150%, director of the...
  • 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...

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